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Tectonic (Dreams) Review

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Posted: 6 weeks ago.

Author: @LadyLexUK and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Tectonic is a timed single-car racing game. It starts out as an ordinary race through an American city, but soon develops into an exciting experience as you drive through the city while it is wrecked by an earthquake. Buildings fall all around you as you try to avoid debris and other hazards.

This unusual racing game offers three modes which you unlock as you play. You can customise your car different colours and designs. Each level requires two laps of the track. Action Mode is the track with earthquake effects. Bomb Mode is a race against time where you have to hit checkpoints or a bomb explodes. Timed Mode is the same track as Action Mode but without the earthquake, you just need to set a good time.

Each track is a relatively short race, but packed with action, you feel that you are inside a big budget movie.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/07/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Racing and Simulation

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: @sanderobros (@sanderobros)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. To get a high score you should be aiming for around two and a half minutes per track.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Tectonic

Dreams Store PS4 Free

Dreams

Dreams Store PS5 Free

Dreams

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been 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).

AccessibilityAccessibility

Tectonic requires the continual press of the R2 button to accelerate, L2 to brake, the left stick to steer and the square button to drift, often these are used simultaneously.

The course is clearly marked out with directional arrows, and it will indicate if you are going the wrong way or out of bounds.

As you reach checkpoints there will be an audio indicator as well as a visual one.
 
Our Tectonic Accessibility Report documents 14 accessibility features:

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