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Art's Dream (2020) is an adventure game featuring different game styles, including running and jumping, combat and puzzle solving. It's particularly unusual as it has music threading through it like a musical. You play as Art, a depressed double bass player, who discovers himself through a surreal world where memories and nightmares come alive.

Play involves controlling Art or his toys in different scenarios. You flit between different challenges in a dream-like set of levels. Sometimes you are clambering over instruments, or manipulating the world to help Art escape from them. In other levels you are playing instruments, or using his two childhood toys to complete platforming tasks.

This was built by Media Molecule as a showcase of possibilities for creators in Dreams. It was launched with the main game on launch day. As a showcase, each section of the game has a different game style and artistic look, so you may be playing a point and click adventure one minute, and jumping across disappearing platforms the next.

This results in an unusual eclectic mix of different game styles. But more than a mere novelty, each level features its own songs so that if you play it in one go it offers the experience of a full length musical.

Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Art's Dream (Dreams) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure game with Action, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle and Shooting elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete. The record time for this level is approximately 1 hour 30 mins, but most people should be able to do this in 2-3 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features realistic violence of a minor nature towards human characters and use of offensive language. The dialogue in the game Art's Dream contains the infrequent use of ‘*!@?*, and ‘*!@?*’ and realistic violence of a minor nature, that does not result in any obvious harm or injury. The game features online playing capability which may involve real-time interaction with other players and access to user generated content.

This Dreams level is the only game in Dreams with an official rating, and therefore is the reason for the rating of Dreams as a whole.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than gamemade by the community).


Art's Dream

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.
You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/02/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure (Action, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle and Shooting)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: @Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)

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