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Family Guide to Tunic: Age Rating 7

Tunic is an action-adventure game where you play a small fox who wakes with no memory of where he is. 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 intrigue 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.

Rating

Tunic is rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence and Fear. Play involves "varied, technical combat. Dodge, block, parry, and strike! Learn how to conquer a wide cast of monsters, big and small — and discover useful new items to help you on your way."

Although there is visible violence, the visuals are cartoon in style and enemies disappear when you have killed them.

Accessibility

There are accessibility settings in Tunic. 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 allow you to take actions (dodge/attack) more frequently.

Alternatives

If you are looking for similar games to Tunic, there are some good options:

Takeshi and Hiroshi (PEGI 3)

New Super Lucky's Tale (PEGI 3)

Riverbond (PEGI 7)

Death's Door (PEGI 12)

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.