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Away: The Survival Series (2021) is an open world narrative game about wildlife. It's a bit like playing inside a nature documentary. You explore, glide between the treetops, fight predators and find food on an island that has survived after a cataclysmic event. All the while your progress is narrated with a Planet Earth or Blue Planet style voice over that highlights its message of environmentalism and conservation.

Set in the near future, after a dreadful environmental disaster wiped out humans, and made most of earth uninhabitable. You play a small Sugar Glider on a mission to find your family. Along the way, you need to find food and water to survive, fight predators who'd otherwise eat you, glide across gaps, between burning trees and through dangerously small gaps.

Gameplay revolves around exploring the island, both in the air and on the ground as you forage for sustenance. You must fend off predators and other animals with a combination of well-timed dodges and rapid attacks. There's a mode you can unlock by completing the story that allows you to freely explore the island and transform any animal you please.

It's a novel concept, playing more like a documentary than a video game. With a clever story, powerful messages and an unusual set of game mechanics it offers a unique experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Away: The Survival Series 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy and Traversal game with Adventure, Narrative and Platform elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence. Violence in the game is non-realistic in nature. Predators can sting, bite, throw or swipe at the player's character, while the player's character can fight back against predators, or attack prey to eat, by biting or swiping at them with its claws. There is no blood or injury detail and attacks simply cause creatures to fall backwards. There are some mildly scary sequences, such as a forest fire and the player's character having to sneak around sleeping creatures without waking them.

Rated PG by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

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. Younger players have the patience for the careful and slow progress. They must master the flying aspect of the game that requires some patience.


Away: The Survival Series usually costs £15.49.

Away: The Survival Series

Steam Store PC £15.49
PlayStation Store PS5 -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/09/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Strategy, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 12 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Open World and Weather

Developer: Breaking Walls Co (@BreakingWallsCo)

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