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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Colt Canyon (2020) is a pixel-styled shooting game where you play a cowboy, whose mission is to save his kidnapped partner from the bandits and get back home. Players shoot their way through a hostile canyon using their guns and TNT. Hidden treasures and weapons can be found along the way to help survive.

The novelty is the focus on fast and accurate shooting. If you die, you have to start again but you can unlock a range of characters and weapons. Each round creates a random level with persistent elements that enable both stealth and shooting strategies.

The longer you survive the more enhancements you can unlock (by saving civilians). These range from simple improvements to health or firepower, but also can add companion partners who can follow you around and take on enemies.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Colt Canyon 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Playing with someone else adds an extra layer of co-ordination to creep up on enemies and to revive each other when you die.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. The time for each round increases as you improve at the game and you cannot save half way through a round.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood.
PEGI 16 with strong violence. ESRB TEEN with Blood, Violence.

In addition to the official ratings, it’s worth noting that although the graphics are pixilated, they are still graphic depictions of shooting people, dismemberment and stabbing. Bodies disappear after they are killed. You also encounter innocent people tied up or nailed into coffins. Horses, dogs and wolves attack the player and need to be shot to survive.

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. You need to be able to deal with an increasing level of enemies and dangers being thrown at you. Shooting and aiming accurately is crucial as is quickly changing weapons and managing ammunition. If playing co-operatively you need to communicate well with the other player.

CostsCosts

Colt Canyon usually costs £11.99 to £12.49. 

Colt Canyon

Switch StoreSALE Switch £11.99 £2.39 until 07/07/2024
Steam Store PC £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99

Colt Canyon

XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/06/2020

Price: 80% off

Out Now: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Retrific (@Retrific)


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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