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Play OverviewPlay Overview

A Long Climb Ago (2023) is a running and jumping game where you create the platforms you need with Tetris-style blocks. Play involves two modes; you place the blocks that fall from the sky to create a safe route, then you control your character to run and jump to the exit.

You play a knight and mage who are working to reunite two lovers, repair the crystals and save the realm. You do this by working through levels to ascend the tower. You use the blocks to create the platforms you need by freezing time. But care is needed to avoid hazards, and to stop the blocks you place from bringing down the fragile structures you need to progress.

The result is a short and sweet action puzzle set in a stylish Medieval world. Things start simply but you are soon facing multiple hazards and precarious bridges to cross (and take care not to collapse with your blocks).

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked A Long Climb Ago (Dreams) 9 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Traversal game with Action, Adventure and Brain Game elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 hours to complete. Although it's a short game, each level has a target to be completed as well as the fewest blocks used and quickest times.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Level

8+ 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. You need to have good control of your character in the world, but also precision and planning in the placement of the blocks. Being able to freeze time does reduce the pressure, but there's still quite a lot riding on each move.


A Long Climb Ago

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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/03/2023

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Traversal (Action, Adventure and Brain Game)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)

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