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Journey Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This is an adventure in a desert. Exploring the eerie sand-scape, you discover a world abandoned by the race that created it. The sense of space and scale evokes feelings of aloneness and being lost. But then the game pairs you with other players, one at a time, who appear on the horizon. You can communicate only using wordless chirps but it’s enough to create a camaraderie to take on the wild, vast landscape. This creates a beautiful journey from sand to snow and water that creates an unusual appreciation of help from unknown others.
The game works the emotions successfully and in unexpected ways. While the esoteric journey through the landscape inspires awe, the presence of another anonymous person creates surprising comfort.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 11-16 year-olds

Release Date: 14/03/2012, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS

Genres: Adventure

Accessibility: 7 features

Developer: @ThatGameCompany

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 2 players online. Other players may appear in your game, although they can't send verbal or written messages they often lead you in the right direction. How fast you finish the game depends how focused you are at progressions versus exploration.

CostsCosts

Journey usually costs £11.99 to £19.99. 

Journey

PS4 £11.99
PS3 £11.99

Journey Collector's Edition

PS Vita £19.99
PS4 £19.99
PS3 £19.99

Journey Trial

PS3 Free
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 with violence and fear.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 11-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Younger players will enjoy the exploration and survival challenge. But older children can also consider the more metaphorical aspect of the game.
 
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.



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