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Concrete Genie Review

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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 6 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson, Rich Adams and @gweronimo.


Concrete Genie is a running and jumping game about a young boy, who is isolated and bullied, in this exploration platform game with a twist. Using motion controls and buttons you can draw beautiful graffiti on the buildings, which come to life. These become the habitat for the creatures you create, who help you progress through the town. It’s a sad and dark setting for a small boy, but with the magical drawings you help him find hope, solve puzzles and gain courage.

Concrete Genie includes two optional VR modes. VR Experience is a quest to unlock a mysterious power, follow a genie while painting in a new way. VR Free Paint invites you to explore the town and paint with unlocked brushes.

There’s a power in this game. It presents a difficult situation – bullying, sadness, loss – in a gentle way that creates space to be hopeful and allows the emotions to be engaged.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 20/08/2019

Platforms: PS4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: Pixelopus (@Pixelopus)


Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 10 hours to complete. The main story will take about 6 hours to complete, although this will be longer for younger players who linger on the painting aspect of the game. To see everything in the game will take about 10 hours.
Players: This is a single player game.


Concrete Genie usually costs £24.99 to £34.99.

Concrete Genie

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99

Concrete Genie Digital Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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This game was rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild violence. Violence is mild and consists mainly of Ash being shoved around by the bullies. While visibly distressed, he is largely unhurt by their actions. Ash can also fight off dark monsters with his magical paintbrush, using it to restore them to their lighter, happier selves.

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