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Deep Rock Galactic Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Deep Rock Galactic is shooting game where you play a team of dwarves in a totally destructible world. You explore caves and battle enemy hordes that are different each time you play (like Left 4 Dead).

It’s a game you play until you die and then start again. But you do this with a team of four players. The levels are generated each time you play, but cleverly balanced so you have to rely on teammates if you are to survive. You need different characters in your team to do well: Gunners have powerful guns, Scouts are fast and light the way, Drillers can chew through solid rock and the Engineer supports the team with defensive structures and turrets.

Each time you set out you must also choose carefully between various powerful weapons and advanced gadgets: flamethrowers, gatling guns, portable platform launchers, and much, much more. And don’t forget to bring torches to light up the dark. The missions have side-quests like finding a particular mineral or collecting alien eggs as well as coming out alive.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12-16 year-olds

Release Date: 13/05/2020

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Ghost Ship Games (@GhostShip_Games)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. Each battle varies in length, but players need to invest substantial time to learn tactics, work together and understand both equipment and guns.
 
Players: You can play this with 4 players online. It’s possible to play on your own, and you can use drones to help, but really this is a game built for teams of four taking on the computer controlled enemies in the deep.

Cross-Play: You can play with Xbox One and Windows Store Version, but not between Xbox and Steam version.

CostsCosts

Deep Rock Galactic usually costs £41.74. 

Deep Rock Galactic: Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £41.74

Deep Rock Galactic: Deluxe Edition

Deep Rock Galactic

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. You can purchase the following aesthetic enhancements:
  • Dark Future Pack adds new weapon skins.
  • Mega Corp Pack adds new aesthetics for your weapons.
  • Supporter Upgrade adds a supporter badge, golden armors and weapons, unique beer, the Ghost Ship Supporter Helmet, and a gold-coloured name in the chat.
  • Deep Rock Galactic Deluxe Edition includes the Megacorp and Dark Future Pack.
  • Deep Rock Galactic Ultimate Edition include the Supporter Upgrade the Megacorp and Dark Future Pack.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent depictions of death. During mining operations, the player’s character will be required to fight a multitude of small and large alien fantasy characters. Player can use a variety of weapons to decimate the fantasy characters. They will explode immediately when shot or after the health gauge reached zero. Lots of green liquid and body parts will be seen.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 12-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Players who have had enough of games like Fortnite find the teamwork and terrain deformation of Deep Rock Galactic a good next step.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Option to have hold/toggle a button to sprint. The text is generally good size, but some of the descriptive text for items you find and use is very small as are the in-game subtitles.
 
Our Deep Rock Galactic Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:


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