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El Hijo - A Wild West Tale Review

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Posted: 11 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan and Jo Robertson.


El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is a stealth puzzle game, where you play a 6-year-old boy on his quest to find his mother. It's a non-violent adventure game where you must sneak past the dangers of the Wild West to build self-confidence, cunning, and new skills to get past the foes.

El Hijo is left by his mother at a secluded monastery for protection. But he decides monastic life is not for him and escapes to find his mother. On his journey, he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert, and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy.

The gameplay is simple. You control El Hijo's movements and interactions. But with this the game adds variations to increase the challenge. Along the way you hide in shadows to avoid monks and bandits, use toys to distract opponents, jump into laundry baskets, bathtubs, and coffins to stay hidden. It's a game that needs logic and lateral thinking to solve. Doing so then delivers the next chapter in El Hijo's story.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 03/12/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Honig Studios (@HonigStudios)


Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete. If you aim to collect everything and help all the children this can take a little longer.
Players: This is a single player game.


El Hijo - A Wild West Tale usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Switch Store Switch £17.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Rated PEGI 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 10-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.


You can activate a companion animal they offer hints and direction indication. While the game can be played without the use of a mouse or second stick, the mouse/second stick provides you with the ability to pan your camera, allowing you to plan your moves in advance.
Our El Hijo - A Wild West Tale Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:

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