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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Astronite (2022) is a running, jumping and shooting game where you control a brave explorer working through challenging zones full of hidden secrets, enemies and big bosses. Play combines action, exploration, puzzles and jumping. It stands out for it's simple black and white visuals and precise gameplay.

Astronite combines exploration and combat in a style often called Metroidvania. As with this genre, you start with very few powers and face a huge world. As you gain more powers and weapons you can access more of the world and take on ever more challenge enemies.

The result is a challenging game full of retro moments and inviting new areas. Like Hollow Knight, this is a tough challenge and you die many times. There are always secrets to discover in the levels and the puzzles are fair and logical.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Astronite 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features use of bad language. This includes use of bad language, '*!@?*'. The game also features unrealistic violence. When characters are hit, they blink and their health bar is reduced. When defeated, they disappear in explosions or puffs of smoke.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language.

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 need really good resilience and perseverance to enjoy this. It's a tough game and embracing failure (and trying again) is a big part of the fun.

CostsCosts

Astronite usually costs £9.79 to £14.99.
 

Astronite

XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £12.99
Steam Store PC £14.99
Switch Store Switch £9.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
Astronite Landing on Neplea is the prologue, available for free on PC. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/11/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action, Adventure, Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Dume Software (@DumeSoftware)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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