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Just Die Already Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 7 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.

OverviewOverview

Just Die Already is a sandbox game where you play a retiree in a near future where people aren’t having any children and pensions funds are drying up. It's an intentionally absurd set-up of old people fending for themselves in a world that wants them to "Just Die Already" to create madcap mayhem.

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.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 20/05/2021

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: @DoubleMoose

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CommitmentCommitment

Players: You can play this with 4 players online. You play on your own or with up to 4 players online to complete challenges together, or just cause your friends to come a cropper.

CostsCosts

Just Die Already usually costs £11.99.
 

Just Die Already

Switch £11.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. A demo of Just Die Already is available on Steam.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 18.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for blood, crude humour and violence.

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."


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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.
 
Our Just Die Already Accessibility Report details 19 accessibility features:

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