This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
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Dead Cells Review
Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
In each level you hack and slash your way to an exit, balancing your resources. The structure and layout of levels is different each time to play, making no two attempts alike. This means that progressing in the game is not just limited to how well you can memorize different levels but rather how you can adapt to situations, learn the mechanics and understand how to prioritise your time and resources.
As you progress through multiple attempts you find a variety of unique items and abilities, most of which, will be lost when you die. A part of the challenge is choosing which weapons to keep, develop and which to discard. Between each level, you can purchase permanent upgrades which you keep when you die. But again, care is needed to upgrade items that will make a difference as each upgrade is expensive.
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Dead Cells: The Fatal Seed Bundle
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The game currently has three expansions for download each expansion adds more levels and items to the game. one of which is free:
- Rise of the Giant: Two new levels, two new bosses, more skins. (FREE)
- The Bad Seed: Two new levels, one new boss, much more items and content.
- Fatal Falls: New level, new ally, new enemies and items.
The mobile versions of the game have different prices than the console and PC versions.
Rated PEGI 16+ for frequent depictions of arcade violence with blood. This is a 2.5D platform game in which each and every character encountered by the player’s character can be killed by a myriad of different weapons. When a character is killed it will explode in a cloud red pixelated blood.
Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Gore, Language, and Violence. From a side-scrolling perspective, players explore platform environments while engaging in frenetic melee-style combat against fantastical creatures (e.g., skeletons, giant leeches, goblins). Players use punches, kicks, and gadgets (e.g., flame-thrower traps, grenades, arrow turrets) to kill enemies. Enemies emit large splatters of blood when injured/killed and sometimes break apart into bloody pieces; blood also stains the floors and walls of some areas. The word “sh*t” appears in the game.
Our Dead Cells Accessibility Report details 19 accessibility features:
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