This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Blood-splatter, Crude Humor, Decapitation, Dismemberment, Gore, Killed, Killing, Nudity and Urinate.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.
Playing as an "old person", your task is not only to survive but to perform dangerous challenges and explore the world for retirement tickets. Like the developer's previous game Goat Simulator it's a bizarre race to find secrets score points, and not die in all manner of bone-cracking ways.
The world can be interacted with in all sorts of ways, with lots of items to pick up and real physics simulated. The city is filled with detailed environments, loaded with secrets and hidden paths, that encourage detailed exploration and quirky experimentation to truly see it all.
Release Date: 20/05/2021
Price: 70% off
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Players: 1 (4 online)
Genres: Action, Simulation and Fighting
Accessibility: 16 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Developer: Double Moose (@DoubleMoose)
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The marketing material described some of the interactions... "Ever wanted to turn yourself into a human missile, launching yourself at your foe from a catapult? Just Die Already has you covered. Considered using your disembodied head as a weapon to take out your rival? That’s just part and parcel of play. Just Die Already is filled to the brim with crazy tools and contraptions."
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Although the content is quite edgy and a little dark, it appeals to younger players who enjoy this outlandish and silly sense of humour. Players need to work with the strange controls and spotting hidden items and objects in the world to progress.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
Just Die Already
You need a subscription to play online:
- You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
- You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
A demo of Just Die Already is available on Steam.
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The start of the game acts as a tutorial in which all of the main controls are displayed over the gameplay, and you also learn the basics of how to interact with the world the game inhabits. Throughout the game, all of the items you can pick up and use have the controls you need to use clearly displayed over them. Although there are no specific difficulty settings, the quests you are given vary in difficulty, letting you play the game regardless of skill.
Much of the in-game text, including speech bubbles and control advice, are quite large, but often do not contrast well with the background, for example, white text in a light pink speech bubble. Additionally, there isn't any voice acting, meaning this text is the only way to receive often vital information. Apart from the text, the game is generally high contrast, with the cartoon art style helping to distinguish between different objects and pieces of scenery.
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