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Shu Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: Thom Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Shu is a platform game where you are a member of a bird tribe tasked with returning villagers back home and escaping from a purple cloud monster. You jump and glide your way around the world, meeting new villagers and characters who daisy-chain with your swinging and gliding to expand your running and jumping abilities.

There are five different worlds and lots of levels to explore. Once completed, each level can be repeated to take on a time-trial race against your previous times. There are collectables such as gold butterflies (coins) and babies, as well as a special award for completing the level without dying once.

As you progress you meet and recruit characters to join you. Each of the ten different additions to your group offer specific abilities, from a ground stomp to get through barriers to being able to open up flowers to access new areas and platforms.

With hazardous objects and hard to reach platforms, Shu takes inspiration from Donkey Kong Country and Rayman games. However, Shu adds a unique storyline and the team-up-with-characters ability that makes it an interesting game in its own right.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 04/10/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS4 and Switch

Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform

Developer: Coat Sink (@CoatSink)


Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Shu usually costs £7.39 to £7.69.


PlayStation Store PS Vita £7.39
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.39
Switch Store Switch £7.69
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violcence. Features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. While the characters and places in this game are child-friendly, they get attacked by a menacing smoke monster.


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

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