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Bastion (2011) is an action role playing game, where you explore a series of floating, fantasy-themed levels. What starts as a familiar exploration quickly becomes an engaging and interesting game. This change is driven by a mysterious and often hilarious narrator, who offers witty commentary and insights into game play. This provides a unique way to engage with the game's silent hero, as he journeys through his own history.

To complete each level, you must defeat a variety of enemies using an array of weapons, which must be found and enabled before use. As you journey you need to collect cores, shards and fragments that enable you to add structures, buy materials and upgrade weapons. As you progress you can revisit levels and choose tougher challenges for higher rewards.

The result is a beautiful looking game, with a razor-sharp wit and a fascinating backstory. As you journey through the game, the world literally drops into place and you unlock a secret history, finding out just what went wrong here and how you can play a role in building a different future.

Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked Bastion 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Adventure game with Narrative, Platform and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete. There's so much content it can take over twenty hours to play to see everything.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Knowledge as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Frequent Mild, Non-Realistic Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.

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. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although younger children may have the skill to play this, some maturity is required to appreciate the game's narration and finer points.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 20-year-olds play this game:


Bastion usually costs £2.19 to £12.79.


PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £12.79
Switch Store Switch £2.19
Steam Store Mac £12.79
XBox Store Xbox One -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
On smartphone Bastion is free-to-start and you then purchase the full game after a few levels. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/07/2011, updated in 2018

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Narrative, Platform and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames)

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