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Video GameThomas Was Alone Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Wesley Williams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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

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

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

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Narrative and Platform

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Mike Bithell (@MikeBithell)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 6 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 12 with strong language. The game includes mild language includes ‘damn’ and ‘hell’.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB: EVERYONE with Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild language.

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. Although younger players may enjoy the simpler early stages of this game, you need to be able to identify with the character representation and make a leap from shapes to people in your imagination. Some of the themes also require some maturity to process.

CostsCosts

Thomas Was Alone usually costs £5.99 to £9.99.
 

Thomas Was Alone

XBox Store Xbox One £7.19
PlayStation Store PS4 £6.49
Steam Store PC £5.99
Switch Store Wii U £6.99
Switch Store Switch £9.99
App Store Mac £5.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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