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Death's Door (2021) is a noir adventure game where you play a crow whose job it is to reap the souls of the dead. When one goes missing you must fight, run and jump through a fantasy world to get it back. It's a simple combat game at heart, but the unusual setting and absence of natural death create a unique story of social responsibility in a world totally separate to ours.

You play as a crow working in a mundane office job, whose life is turned upside down one day when one of the souls you've been assigned to reap goes on the run, launching you into a world full of weird and wonderful creatures, some long past their expiry date. You travel across the realm, from ice-capped peaks to forest glades, battling enemies and interacting with locals in your quest to find the missing soul.

Play is exploration and combat, focused on quick, intense clashes which are quick to punish mistakes. Alongside these, are longer form boss battles where you'll need to plan ahead and learn your enemies patterns.

While exploring, you'll cross unstable platforms and treacherous gorges, which you'll have to avoid by running, jumping and grappling before you fall to your death. You'll also encounter the denizens of the world, who you'll bring hope to through your brave and valiant actions.

It's a unique blend of role-playing, fighting and platforming, and offers a fresh perspective on our world through its unique storytelling and setting, that challenges you to think about mortality and life in a new light.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Death's Door 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence and Bad Language.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence.

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 good at finding your way through levels as well as robustly dealing with enemies.

CostsCosts

Death's Door usually costs £0 to £17.99. 

Death's Door

XBox Store PC £16.74 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.74 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store PC £16.75
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/07/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action, Adventure, Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Acid Nerve (@AcidNerve)


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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