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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated yesterday.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Elden Ring is a role-play game set in a fictional world created by fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin, with a focus on combat similar to Demon's Souls and an open world with real time and weather like Zelda Breath of the Wild.

The story is set in a place called In the Lands Between, ruled by Queen Marika. The Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered and Marika's offspring have claimed its six shards. The shift of power has triggered a war. Your task is to hunt down these demigods, reclaim the shards and restore the world.

You will create your own custom character to venture out into the now harsh open world. Exploring on foot or on horseback you discover dungeon-like ruins, catacombs, castles and fortresses. The stylised environments and impressive beasts you take on give the game a similar feel to Shadow of the Colossus.

The world is split into six areas, each of which has a large demigod to defeat. You need to be ready to take on each one through developing your skills and equipment, but you can choose in which order you fight them. You can upgrade abilities as you progress through the world either purchased from stores or acquired from characters you meet.

The world is full of characters to meet each with their own motivations for helping or hindering your progress. How you deal with these inhabitants, and how you dispatch the demigods will affect the fate of the cursed land and unravel its secrets.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 21/01/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Developer: @EldenRing


Duration: This game will take between 30 hours and 40 hours to complete. 30 hours is for the critical path alone. This is similar to other games from the developer.
Players: You can play this with 4 players online.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

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

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 16.
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.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Elden Ring Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@EldenRing) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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