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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Distrust (2017) is a survival game where you try to survive after a helicopter crash at an arctic base. Inspired by The Thing film, this is a horror game that initially seems to be about surviving the wild, but soon descends into something darker and adrenaline pumping.

You choose a characters from a roster of 15, each of which have different abilities. The game is then played on randomly generated maps of the base. You search for supplies and weapons but must also sleep, keep warm and fed or risk madness, slowing and other related effects. You win the game if you manage to get through 5 maps.

It's a game that builds tension through the gnawing disempowerment of your abilities. "What is that force that inhabits the station? Is that an alien from the outer space or a mythical ancient creature from the from the depths of the centuries? Or is that a result of a failed scientific experiment?"

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Distrust 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Traversal game with Action, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. You can play together online on PC and Mac but not on consoles.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. However, to complete and unlock all the characters can talk towards 50 horus.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for infrequent use of mild language and mild violence. As the survivors try to sleep just enough to stave off fatigue without dying, they slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. Mild language includes the words ‘*!@?*’ and ‘*!@?*’. Violence consists of alien creatures attempting to suck the life force out of your character. Details are limited and blood and injuries are not shown.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Parental Guidance (PG) with Mild Themes, Mild Coarse Language.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Distrust usually costs £8.99 to £10.99.


Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store PC £10.99
Steam Store Mac £10.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Action, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

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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