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Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked Bastion 23 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.
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:
- 20-year-old: Becoming a Game Connoisseur
- 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.
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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
Components: 2D Overhead
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