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Thousand Threads Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @boersc and Jo Robertson.


Thousand Threads is an open world game of consequences. You are free to interact with the world, animals and people however you like, give, take, save, kill, inform, hide, befriend, betray. But how you do this will have ongoing and unavoidable implications.

You can gather plants, mushrooms, pelts, and more to craft and upgrade your tools, weapons, and ammo along the way. But as you start to interact with other characters things get more morally complex.

You take on jobs for people like finding an attacker's identity. You can retrieve stolen items or deliver a gift. Perhaps you will help look for a lost keepsake. Will you help these people and complete the tasks or will you betray them and keep the item or money. If you see someone being attacked, lend a helping (or hurting) hand.

As you play you can deliver the mail to different people. But if you open letters and read them instead you can discover more about the people you meet, those who are easy to find and those who are more reclusive. There are ruins to discover and artefacts to collect.

But in each of these choices characters remember and react to the actions you and others take. You can attack, rob, or kill just about anyone. But you’re likely to make enemies. And they’re likely to tell their friends and family. And you’ll likely need to watch your back. But it’s almost never too late to turn old enemies into friends.

It's a game that raises all sorts of moral and ethical conundrums without assuming a correct or right answer.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 30/07/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Developer: Threads Game (@ThreadsGame)


Each time you play the experience is different and the characters have changed so you can try different approaches to extend playtime.
Players: This is a single player game.


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

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Content Rating

Not yet rated as it doesn't have a console or boxed release. The developer stated that: "It includes mild violence with no blood or gore. There's no cursing/swearing. The subject matter and themes can be serious or dark at times. Themes include talk of death, mistakes, troubled relationships, histories of violence and xenophobia. Nothing is explicit or gratuitous but it's important for parents to check out the game before younger players experience it.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Thousand Threads Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ThreadsGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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