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Our examiner, Thom Robertson, first checked Axiom Verge 2 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
It has an intricate level design with different biomes to explore. Some areas are blocked and can only be accessed with the required ability -- smashing through a banner for example. There are over 60 items and power-ups to discover, each with particular uses for different battles.
Axiom Verge poses a considerable challenge. Boss battles, swarms of enemies or obstacles can be take time and effort to progress. However, this adds to the satisfaction when you beat a level you've been stuck on for a long time. The well-written story helps pull you through with believable characters and hostile environments.
Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language. using a blaster-like gun to shoot fantastical creatures (e.g., giant squids, insects, worms) and bosses. One level contains human-like ghouls that shriek as they run towards the player. Enemies explode into particles and pixels when defeated. The words “damned” and “hell” appear in the dialogue.
11+ 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. This is a challenging game that is quite hard from the start. You need good resilience along with accurate running, jumping and fighting reactions. You need to be able to persevere to find the right way to progress.
|Wii U||£14.99||Unavailable On Digital Store|
Axiom Verge 1 & 2 Bundle
Axiom Verge 2
Release Date: 31/03/2015, updated in 2017
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
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