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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Tunic is an action adventure game where you play a small small fox who wakes with no memory of where he is. You push through trees, pick up weapons and learn new moves to discover an expanse of forests, caves and landscapes. You can do anything from the moment you start, but it takes time (and the cryptic game manual pages you find as you play) to discover your abilities, upgrade and secret language of the world.

Play involves exploration and puzzle solving along with challenging encounters with enemies. You must develop the skill and resources to beat them and progress. You choose your own way forwards and decide how and when to take on new areas and enemies. Many routes and secrets are hidden in plain sight for the more inquisitive player.

Cryptic runes and flashbacks hint at your memory of the place, but it remains unfamiliar. Then there are those pages of the manual you find, packed full not only of tips but other hints at what is going on. It's the inturige as much as the challenge that calls you forward.

With hand-drawn style visuals and an eerie soundscape, Tunic tells a story about overcoming loneliness. As a stranger in a strange land, you push on to discover if you are the only one here. Venture too far too soon and it becomes clear that this is not a world inviting your presence. There are terrible things out there, and this tiny fox is going to dig deep to find out why.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/03/2022, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Puzzle and Role-Play

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Finji Co (@FinjiCo)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 14 hours to complete. It takes much longer to see everything in the game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence and Fear.

Although the game is cartoon in style, there are ferocious monsters and colossal beasts who attack and the screen glows red when you are almost dead.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Young children can turn on the no-fail mode to play the game. Older children who like a challenge may also enjoy this.

CostsCosts

Tunic usually costs £24.99.
 

Tunic

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

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Tunic Accessibility Report documents 26 accessibility features:
You can adjust difficulty at any time by toggling the No Fail mode which prevents damage and makes it (nearly) impossible to die. You can also Reduce Stamina Restrictions that allows you to take actions (dodge/attack) more frequently.

The game saves as you go. If you quit at any point you won't lose progress (enemies stay dead, treasure collected), although may be at a previous geographic location. If you die enemies will reappear and you start at the previous door (checkpoint).

There is a map in the game but you have to find it as you discover the pages of the game manual. This also helps you read about monsters and provides tips and tricks about the game.

You can use a mouse for extra buttons but not to control movement. You can't remap gamepad buttons in the game. In combat there's an option to lock on to enemies with a button press that eases aiming requirement. This targeting can be achieved by a toggle or hold. There are a few other things that require a hold (like raising a shield) that don't have a toggle option.

The controller vibration is driven by low-frequency sounds in the game, like if you get hit or there's an explosion or footsteps of an enemy. Spatial audio offers good directional indication of where visual events are in the game. When enemies are off screen you can hear them and be aware of their direction.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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