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

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Sexy Brutale is a time-loop adventure puzzle where you play an elderly priest who wakes up in a mansion on the day of a masquerade party. As you explore you realise its inhabitants are being killed off one by one. It stands out for the murder mystery puzzle and your ability to play the same day over and over, to slowly learn about the mansion and the movements of each character.

You wake up during a party to discover that the other guests are stuck in a 12-hour period, reliving their deaths over and over again. Your task is to figure out how to change time and save the partygoers. You hunt down clues, recipes, and items to prevent deaths. Each time you save someone they give you their mask that grants special powers and a new way to intervene in other deaths.

Play involves running around the mansion, interacting with items, hiding in furniture and listening in on conversations. Each murder is in its own location that comes with a series of pithy clues to unravel. You need to work out how to use the environment to stop deaths. Perhaps you'll put blank bullets in a gun, pick a lock, hide a lighter, switch items or call on characters to change their location.

The result is a snarky, tongue-in-cheek, murder mystery game. It's an Agatha Christie novel combined with an intricate clockwork vignette.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/04/2017

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game (Communication, Narrative, Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 33 features

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Cavalier GS (@Cavalier_GS)




Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete. If you want the secret ending you must find all 52 playing cards which can take considerably longer.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild violence, infrequent use of mildly offensive language and scenes that younger players may find disturbing. Violence consists of players reliving murder scenes over and over, trying to change their outcome. Murders are committed in a variety of ways but are non-realistic or minor in nature with exaggerated blood effects. No injuries or gruesome details are depicted but younger audiences may find the scenes disturbing. Mild language is often heard and includes such words as ‘*!@?*’ or ‘bloody’.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players need patience and attention to detail to slowly piece together what's happening from repeatedly playing the same day of the game. Making notes can help, but comprehension and observations skills are also important.


The Sexy Brutale usually costs £14.99 to £17.99.

The Sexy Brutale

XBox Store Xbox One £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Steam Store PC £14.99
Switch Store Switch £17.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our The Sexy Brutale Accessibility Report documents 33 accessibility features:
The Sexy Brutale has a useful tool for tracking game information built into the map feature. There is a scroll bar and time goes forward on it from noon-midnight. As you move the bar, the map of the house shows the paths and timing of all of the inhabitants that you have seen or heard from every time loops combined, so all of the information you are collecting through your exploration is building out a comprehensive timeline of events. This map also has the option to toggle on and off information you have learned, such as pins showing which doors you have learned security codes for.

You quickly gain the ability to set any clock in the mansion as your starting point for the day, and to use the watch to jump to other times of the day, making it easier to get around and to focus your efforts on a particular area or clue.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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