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Spiritfarer Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 2 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Spiritfarer is a boat building exploration game. Unusually though, you play Stella, ferry master to the deceased and the boat you manage takes them to the next life.

Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for characters that join your voyages before finally releasing them into the afterlife. As the sun rises and sets and weather blows in, you do all the usual humdrum stuff: farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft. You also explore the locations you discover with running and jumping like a platform game.

However, all this action culminates not in success or money but in a moment to say a final goodbye to each character you got to know. "I need you to help me with these last steps on my final journey." Each person you meet offers a rich story and lasting memories of their lives. You have space and time to simply relax with your passengers, create lasting connections, but, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 18/08/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Platform and Simulation

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: @ThunderLotus


Duration: This game will take between 28 hours and 30 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. A second player can help as Daffodil the cat.


Spiritfarer usually costs £19.99 to £23.79.


Xbox One £23.74
PS4 £19.99
Switch £23.79
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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