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Posted: 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Defunct is an adventure game where you race through a post-human landscape. You play an old, broken racing robot with little propulsion left. However, by using the landscape and varying your gravitation pull you learn how to speed through the world. It's an unusual way to get around that leads to a sense of achievement and flow reminiscent of skateboarding or skiing.

Play involves using this gravity-altering technique to explore the environment. Turning up gravity when going downhill increase your speed and turning it off when going uphill will result in less of a decrease in speed. You can also collect speed boosts throughout the levels. These offer orb-shaped speed bursts or bottle-shaped boosts that can be used when you need them. You can also magnetize structures you find so you can stick to surfaces and grind along them when going upside down or vertically.

In this way, you race through the world, meet robots, fly through junkyards and boost your way back to your ship. There are 11 varied spaces to explore each with unique climates, biomes and challenges.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/01/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Open World, Platform, Racing and Simulation

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: @FSGameStudio


Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete. With many more hours of play to explore the world and find everything, as well as compete in the races.
Players: This is a single player game. You can compete for the best online completion times in time trial modes (which features 5 extra levels).


Defunct usually costs £8.39 to £15.99.


XBox Store Xbox One £8.39
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49

Defunct: Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 8+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.


When you are in the air the game provides a dotted line to indicate where you will land.
Our Defunct Accessibility Report documents 8 accessibility features:

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