Outer Wilds Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Outer Wilds is an exploration space mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time-loop. After 20 minutes of game time, you must start again – but each time brings a new opportunity to learn how you ended up on the planet and solve the secrets of who built the strange galaxy. As you do so, the world evolves and opens up new secrets.

It's a game that looks relatively predictable, but with each loop grows both in complexity and ambition of its theme. What starts off as a game about mystery and survival, in its iterative rebirth and life process, has the capacity to shed light on life, death and what it means to be human.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 11/12/2018, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World and Simulation

Developer: @Mobius_Games

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 21 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Outer Wilds usually costs £18.99 to £20.99.
 

Outer Wilds

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has received a PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: The game features numerous lethal environmental hazards that can crush, suffocate and burn the player's character. There are various dark and eerie settings throughout the game, including a scary encounter with a menacing angler fish. This can be scary for young children.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for fantasy violence and alcohol reference.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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


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