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Black Myth: Wukong (2024) is an action-adventure based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West. As the monkey Sun Wukong, you traverse the land, fighting enemies with your staff and magical powers. It stands out not only for the story steeped in mythology and cultural heritage but also for the flowing, rhythmic fights made possible by your staff and abilities.

Set in 7th-century China, the game is inspired by Journey to the West, the classic Chinese novel written by Wu Cheng'en in the 16th century. You play the anthropomorphic Monkey King Sun Wukong as you travel the land and defeat enemies, while around you questions swirl and a darkness threatens everything.

Play involves traversing the richly detailed world and fighting enemies with your staff and supernatural powers that enable you to transform into other creatures and use powerful spells to attack. Combat is fast-paced and requires precise timings of attacks, dodges, and parries, and learning your opponent's attack patterns allows you to anticipate their next moves and counter them effectively. As you play, you develop your character by unlocking new powers and can invest points earned from combat into different skills, upgrading your stats for certain attacks and abilities to suit your play style. Your staff enables a rhythmic flow in combat and, combined with your spells and powers, makes for an unusual martial arts spin on proceedings.

The result is a game that fuses traditional Chinese influences in the story and combat with fast-paced action and narrative mysteries to create an engaging modern folktale. Slowly growing in strength to become a mythological hero as you play and uncover the story makes for a highly engaging and original twist on the genre.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Black Myth: Wukong 5 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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This is an Action and Adventure game with Fighting, Narrative and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18.

The developer states that it may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content.

Skill Level

14+ 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. The game is intentionally hard and requires precise timing to parry and attack. You will often lose a fight repeatedly before you finally beat it, so you need to be able to cope with the frustration that comes with that.


Black Myth: Wukong usually costs £49.99.

Black Myth: Wukong

Steam Store PC £49.99
PlayStation Store PS5 Coming Soon
XBox Store Xbox X|S Coming Soon
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/08/2024

Coming Soon: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Fighting, Narrative and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Black Myth Game (@BlackMythGame)

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