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Distrust Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Distrust is a survival game where you try to survive after a helicopter crash at an arctic base. Inspired by The Thing film, this is a horror game that initially seems to be about surviving the wild, but soon descends into something darker and adrenaline pumping.

You choose a characters from a roster of 15, each of which have different abilities. The game is then played on randomly generated maps of the base. You search for supplies and weapons but must also sleep, keep warm and fed or risk madness, slowing and other related effects. You win the game if you manage to get through 5 maps.

It's a game that builds tension through the gnawing disempowerment of your abilities. "What is that force that inhabits the station? Is that an alien from the outer space or a mythical ancient creature from the from the depths of the centuries? Or is that a result of a failed scientific experiment?"

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Simulation and Strategy


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Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. However, to complete and unlock all the characters can talk towards 50 horus.
Players: You can play this with 4 players online. You can play together online on PC and Mac but not on consoles.


Distrust usually costs £8.99 to £12.99.


Xbox One £11.99
PS4 £12.99
Switch £8.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for infrequent use of mild language and mild violence. As the survivors try to sleep just enough to stave off fatigue without dying, they slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. Mild language includes the words ‘*!@?*’ and ‘*!@?*’. Violence consists of alien creatures attempting to suck the life force out of your character. Details are limited and blood and injuries are not shown.

ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood, Language, Use of Tobacco.

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.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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