This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Excrement, Murder, Occult, Spells, Tarot and Tarot Cards.
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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
Play involves exploring the world to start your own cult. You attack enemies and destroy things to find coins and other collectibles. As you go you collect resources and followers to use when have in your home area. There you can indoctrinate new followers, build new structures, perform dark rituals and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock.
In this way you attract and train your flock of followers. There's quite a bit of civic work to do, even in a cult, and you find yourself fetching and carrying and cleaning a lot at the start. Once you have enough power you set out to adventure into four mysterious regions. Each of the areas is different on each run, so you find and fight different hordes of enemies and rival cult leaders.
As you progress you can absorb other cult leaders power to slowly assert your own cult's dominance. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment, and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.
The result is a stylish game with a steady stream of things to do. The two aspects, heading out to gather resources and followers and then building and training when back home, are well balanced and offer variety.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood Violence.
The game includes language and representation of cults including occult spells, Tarot cards, rituals and pentagrams. It also includes comedic aggression towards non-believers and rival cults.
You can make your follows eat bowls of excrement (described as poop). You can also make them kiss you in return for food. You can force them to marry you. You can also murder followers and then decide what to do to their body, bury it, strip it or leave it out for people to find.
14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to have the maturity to understand this is a fantasy game, along with the skill to plan ahead and balance the various decisions.
Cult Of The Lamb
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Cult Of The Lamb - Cultist Pack
Cult Of The Lamb: Cultist Edition
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can turn off Screenshack and Flashing Lights and also Reduce Camera Motion. You can turn off visual effects like depth of field, bloom and chromatic aberration that can make it more comfortable for motion sickness.
You can adjust Text size, although this doesn't make a huge different and much of the text is still less that 1/20 of screen height. Some of the text uses colour for emphasis, this sometimes result in a loss of contrast and less visible text.
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