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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Journey is an adventure game set 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

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

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: That Game Company (@ThatGameCompany)




Play Time: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete. Enjoyed for 100's hours.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. 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.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with violence and fear.
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.

Rated for younger players in the US.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players will enjoy the exploration and survival challenge. But older children can also consider the more metaphorical aspect of the game.


Journey usually costs £11.39 to £19.99.


PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.39

Journey Collector's Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


Our Journey Accessibility Report documents 8 accessibility features:
You can tilt the controller to control the camera position rather than using the stick.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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