Graveyard Keeper Review

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

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Graveyard Keeper is a funeral-themed role-playing game where you are the caretaker of a local cemetery. You make choices about how to lay out the plot, what services to offer and generally how to make money from your unusual enterprise. The pixilated visuals and simple aesthetic hide within a complex and intriguing world of looking after the dead.

After being hit by a car you wake up in a medieval world where you are in charge of the local cemetery and church. You must manage the graveyard to the best of your abilities in the hope of gaining the magic to open the portal back to your real life.

Play is a twist on farming, where you toil your land not for a food crop but to efficiently store and settle the dead in their graves. The plot is overrun with boulders, trees, stumps, and weeds, that you clear to make space for the dead.

As you progress this work you earn money from the locals whilst also taking on missions to help with their lives - bringing them some crafted or collectable items like oil, honey etc. It soon becomes clear you can't keep up with the labour manually and you unlock new technologies to automate the processes you undertake to run the graveyard.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 15/08/2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Strategy

Developer: @LazyBearGames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 50 hours and 60 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Graveyard Keeper usually costs £15.99 to £24.99.
 

Graveyard Keeper

Xbox One £15.99
Switch £17.99

Graveyard Keeper Collector&#';s Edition

Xbox One £24.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 because it features encouragement of the use of alcohol/tobacco. There are real world alcoholic drinks to be found in the game such as beer and wine which, when consumed by the player, provide positive benefits to their health statistics. The game contains offensive use of the word "*!@?*".

ESRB TEEN for fantasy violence, mild blood, mild language and use of alcohol.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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