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Video GameCyber Trigger (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: Andrea Walney, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Cyber Trigger is a retro running, jumping and shooting game. You play a space adventurer answering a distress call from a planet overrun with alien robots. It's a love letter to classic pixelated platform games with a mix of cave adventure, combat, and underwater exploration.

You have three lives in this game and a laser gun to shoot the alien robots and giant creatures that inhabit this world. Holding the jump button allows you to jump higher, and movement is restricted to one plane only. As you progress you can collect coins to upgrade your weaponry from various stores scattered throughout the level.

Losing all three lives returns you to the last visited store. You can find keys to unlock new areas and will eventually encounter the final boss to rid the planet of the alien robot menace. Shoot through mud walls, swim through flooded caves and unlock treasure chests while avoiding alien fire and dripping toxic slime.

It's an impressive and convincing retro style adventure with a lot of environments within a single level. Atmospheric music and bright colourful graphics and challenging gameplay make this a game not to miss.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/12/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: Genesis 8012 (@Genesis8012)



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Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 2 hours to complete. Time to complete will depend on whether you are going for a fast time, to purchase all the upgrades, or obtain a big score by visiting all the available areas.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

You play as a character shooting and killing alien life and robots. Graphics are cartoon-like and do not involve blood and gore.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Requires controller dexterity, and a love of retro games helps.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).


Cyber Trigger

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


Our Cyber Trigger Accessibility Report documents 12 accessibility features:
As with most Dreams games you cannot save progress between sessions but Checkpoints save progress during a single session. Scores are only posted to the scoreboard if you exit through the menu.

You are required to hold down a button for jumping.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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