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Horace Review

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Posted: 10 months ago.

Author: Wesley Williams and @GeekDadGamer.


Horace is a platform adventure full of nostalgic pop-culture references and British humour. You run and jump through a funny and heartfelt story told by Horace, the game's charming robot protagonist. Adopted by a wealthy family for reasons unknown, Horace simply wants to find his place in the world. Things don't quite go to plan though and the family end up scattered to the wind, which leads Horace out from the confines of the family mansion to adventure across the world (and time and space).

As you progresses, you gain access to upgrades and powers. Gravity boots that allow you to walk on walls and ceilings. Atlas gloves that enable you to throw objects and many more powers. These, along with regular checkpoints, help with the challenging jumps and puzzle solving. If you do die you can restart quickly and have infinite lives.

The running and jumping is interspersed with different mini-games drawn from video games of years gone by. You can expect to try your hand at variations of classics like Pong, Space Invaders and Outrun, among many others. This is a game that is bursting at the seams with content, but one that blends it together expertly.

Horace is a uniquely British game with old school appeal that harkens back to platform classics found on the Super Nintendo or Amiga, but whether you lived through that period or not, the gameplay alone will keep you challenged and entertained.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 18/07/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Adventure and Platform

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: Horace Dev (@HoraceDev)



Duration: This game will take between 15 hours and 21 and a half hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Horace usually costs £10.99.


Switch Store Switch £10.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12+ for Mild Swearing
In the US, ESRB state: ESRB TEEN for ESRB Drug Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Use of Tobacco

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