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Gang Beasts Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Gang Beasts is an over the top brawling game where you play wobbly characters who kick, throw, push, pull and pummel up to seven other rivals to win. The game models real physics so you have to work with the grappling and jelly-like bodies to both get around and land any attacks.

Because you can also push and pull each other around, it becomes a game of tactical mayhem. Switch at the last minute to duck and attacker or send someone pushing you over the edge of a building.

There are four different modes to play. Melee mode is an open free for all fight where the first to 3 wins is victorious. Gang mode is a team-up battle where you work with other players on the same side to win. Wave mode pits you and other players against waves of computer-controlled characters to see how long you can survive. Soccer mode is a game of football where you are also allowed to attack the players as well as the ball.

Gang Beasts is planned for Nintendo Switch but no date confirmed.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 12/12/2017, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation

Developer: @Coatsink


Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.


Gang Beasts usually costs £15.99.

Gang Beasts

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

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. Players need to throw their opponents off platforms and be the last player standing. This involves some comical punching and grabbing. Due to the characters being gelatinous punching bags, the impact of this violence is limited.
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 Gang Beasts Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Coatsink) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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