Tooth and Tail Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game about anthropomorphic animals. Before each match, you choose a commander from four factions and six units from a pool of twenty. You then use these units to build farms, lookouts and gather resources.

The game is set during a time of severe food shortages, resulting in the uprising of political parties with differing ideologies regarding the acquisition of food. The goal is to destroy the enemy's resources through building structures and creating units.

Creating warrens enables you to produce units. Creating campfires allow you to expand your territory. While doing this you are fighting with enemy forces in real-time. This creates a war of attack and defence that can quickly swing either way.

You control your units with your commander rather than directly. This simplifies the controls and adds greater risk to advance, as you need to put your commander at the front of your army to move them forwards. It also grants your units some autonomy as they will respond to enemies they spot.

Along with the single-player campaign adventure and multiplayer mode there is an editor so you can also create your own battle maps.


Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 12/09/2017

Platforms: Mac, PC and PlayStation 4.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Open World and Strategy.



Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You can play local multiplayer with two people in split-screen, or up to four players online.

Cross-Play: You can compete with players across different systems: PC, Mac and PlayStation 4.


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

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

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This game has been rated PEGI 12 for depictions of realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters and use of mild bad language. This game features depictions of realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters. Fantasy animals attack soldiers from the opposing army using a variety of weapons such as knives, guns and flamethrowers. Blood is sometimes shown on impact of attacks. When characters are defeated they explode and a small pool of blood is left on the floor. All the violence is shown from a distance.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.

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