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Video GamePress X to Puzzle (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: Andrea Walney, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Press X to Puzzle is a one button puzzle game. You press or hold a single button in order to progress to the next screen. Sounds simple, but it's actually more cryptic as you have to decipher the instruction. For some screens the solution is obvious, and for others it is more devious. There are also secret achievements to collect which you may discover by accident.

The game starts off pretty straightforward, and you will progress quickly through the first few levels, but it gets a lot harder. For some screens you will need patience and in others frantic button pressing.

The result is an unusual, quick challenge with a quirky sense of humour. You are aiming to complete all 20 levels as quickly as possible, but some may have you scratching your head for quite a while. The last level is unlike the others, and is a mini adventure in a dungeon. So lots of variety to keep everyone interested.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/07/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: 800 Pixel Gorilla (@800PixelGorilla)




Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and half an hour to complete. Each early screen can generally be completed instantly if you know what to do, but working that out could take a lot longer. The final section may take 5-10 minutes on it's own.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than gamemade by the community).


Press X to Puzzle

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.
You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link. 


Our Press X to Puzzle Accessibility Report documents 19 accessibility features:
You will need to hold buttons, press buttons quickly. However, it also uses the motion sensor for some puzzles which require you to tilt or shake the controller.

The subtitles are generally large and clear, although occasionally some use a different font that is harder to read on specific levels.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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