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Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an adventure about a young girl who travels to an abandoned village in the hope of finding a sacred mountain shrine. To get there she must find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Only then can she face and overcome the spirits of the past and discover the secrets of this overgrown forest.

Like Knack it combines fast-paced action with Pixar animated storytelling. You use your staff to melee attack and as a bow, as you fight nightmarish enemies.

As well as developing your skills you also collect an army of small companions. The Rot are timid and elusive spirits scattered throughout the forest. They maintain balance by decomposing dead and rotting elements. Like Pikmin these small characters offer a puzzle aspect to the game as they unlock doors and move blockages.

"Driven by the belief that you can help these troubled spirits," says the narrator, "but you have no power here." What results is a story about restoration and resilience in the face of elders telling the young girl she can’t do it. Helping Kena find both the courage and ability to survive takes time, skill and the considerable help from the characters you meet along the way.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 21/08/2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @EmberLab


Players: This is a single player game.


Kena: Bridge of Spirits usually costs £32.99 to £39.99.

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Digital Deluxe

PS5 £39.99
PS4 £39.99

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

PS5 £32.99
PS4 £32.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Kena: Bridge of Spirits Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@EmberLab) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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