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Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is a running and jumping game in the world of Trollhunters. You play Jim Lake Jr. and work to stop Porgon the Trickster Troll and his sneaky plans. With the help of other characters and their abilities you solve puzzles and defeat enemies to progress the story.

Either on your own or with another player, you journey through time to stop Porgon. As you go you get to upgrade your Trollhunter with new armour and abilities. You also need to pick the right characters to join you on each of the levels so you have the right complementary abilities and attacks to succeed.

Along the way you take on mini-game challenges, big boss battles and a range of platforming puzzles to keep you on your toes.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 24/09/2020

Platforms: PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Outright Games (@Outright_Games)


Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. After finishing you can still go back and retry levels to find all the artefacts and achieve a higher score.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.


Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia usually costs £34.99.

Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Switch Store Switch £34.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human like characters. This game features cartoon-like combat between humans and fantasy characters. The violence found in this combat is unrealistic, as are reactions to it: enemies flash on hit, disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated, only a few characters have minor hit animations, some characters kneel down when defeated. Next to that, the games also features boss-fights, some of which pit the player against a dark, menacing foe. The design of some of these monsters would likely scare young children.


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

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