West of Loathing Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


West of Loathing is a comedic adventure, although here you role-play as a stick-man cowboy. The quipping characters and intricate puzzles work better with teenagers, but the slapstick comedy will make anyone laugh. Traverse snake-infested gorges, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.


Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 01/06/2018

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Role-Playing and Shooting.



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Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

In-game purchase for "Reckonin' at Gun Manor" adds a new adventure. New monsters, items and puzzles.

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

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This game was rated PEGI 7 for scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 7 years of age.
The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Stick characters are depicted fighting with each other and reference drinking whiskey and beer. Blood and injuries are not shown and there is no encouragement to consume alcohol.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. 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. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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