Thomas Was Alone Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Wesley Williams and Jo Robertson.


Control different-coloured rectangles in this simple running, jumping and puzzle solving platform game. It sounds boring and derivative but each of the distinctly coloured shapes comes to life in the game as a character embroiled in this escape story about friendship, curiosity and sacrifice. Like any platform game, you jump, run and use special abilities to complete levels. As you do so, you get to know each shape’s personalities through the storytelling of the quipping narrator.

The simplicity of design makes this an ideal first platform game, while the novel narration makes it a good introduction to how games make you care deeply about even the simplest of characters.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 18/04/2013, updated in 2014

Platforms: PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative and Platform

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: @MikeBithell


Duration: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 6 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Thomas Was Alone usually costs £6.49 to £9.99.

Thomas Was Alone

Xbox One £7.19
PS Vita £6.49
PS4 £6.49 Free

PlayStation Now

PS3 £6.49
Wii U £6.99
Switch £9.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 12 with strong language. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: Mild language includes ‘damn’ and ‘hell’.

ESRB: EVERYONE with mild fantasy, violence, mild language.


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