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American Arcadia (2023) is a running and jumping game where you solve puzzles to escape your televised life in an opulent but overly controlled futuristic city.

The game is set in a 70’s retro-future city of high luxury. But the citizens don't know they are, in fact, all being broadcast 24 hours a day, Truman Show style. If ratings drop too low for a particular citizen they pay the price: death.

You play as two characters working together to complete a range of platforming and action challenges: breath-taking chases, stealth, hacking, exploration and puzzles. Each character is played from a different perspective, one from the side-on and the other from first-person.

The result is a game that looks idyllic but hidden within is a dark and dangerous mystery to discover. Part escape room, part point and click and part platformer. It comes together with a range of impressive voice work to offer an experience worthy of the developer's previous game, Call of the Sea.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked American Arcadia 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Traversal game with Action, Platform and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.


American Arcadia usually costs £16.75.

American Arcadia

Steam Store PC £16.75
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/11/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Traversal (Action, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and 3D First-Person

Developer: Out Blue Games (@OutBlueGames)

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