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Eastward (2021) is an adventure game about a miner who meets a young girl in a secret facility. Together you explore the decaying cities and discover the truth about her origins and what’s behind the creatures who are destroying everything. The narrative is built as you talk to characters from the towns and villages that you explore, they may help you by giving information or items.

It’s a single-player game but you have the choice of either controlling John, the miner, or the little girl, Sam, as some hidden paths can be found with each character. John has weapons such as a flamethrower, cog-shooter, frying pan and any others you find along the way. Sam has magical powers with spells such as a kinetic blast, and stunning enemies. You can collect ingredients to cook meals that give different health benefits and powers, meaning planning for future battles is necessary.

It blends the story and sense of place that games like Stardew Valley create with the puzzles, exploration and world physics (and cooking) of games like Zelda Breath of the Wild.

Our examiner, Rich Adams, first checked Eastward 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Fighting game with Action, Narrative, Role-Play and Shooting 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 Mild Swearing. This game includes use of bad language, including '*!@?*', '*!@?*', '*!@?*', ass' and '*!@?*'. The game also includes mild violence between human and fantasy characters, such as humans hitting blob-like slug creatures, or blowing them up with explosives, which causes them to melt into red puddles which flicker and disappear. During a turn-based mini-game, slashes and flashes appear over the images of selected enemies, although no actual violence, blood or injuries are shown. There are references to alcohol and alcohol use, although there is no sight of alcohol being consumed. There is sight of characters smoking but this is not a prominent aspect of the game.

CostsCosts

Eastward usually costs £21.99 to £22.24. 

Eastward

XBox Store Xbox One £22.24
XBox Store PC £22.24
Switch StoreSALE Switch £21.99 £13.19 until 23/06/2024
Switch Store Switch £21.99
Steam Store PC £21.99
Steam Store Mac £21.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
You can purchase an extra adventure for the game. Sam and John return in an all-new adventure! In this heartwarming story-driven farming sim, players can grow crops, tend livestock, and turn an abandoned fairground into a thriving village, with the help of the weird and wonderful cast of beloved Eastward characters. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/09/2021, updated in 2022

Price: 40% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 21 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Pixels

Developer: Pixpil Games (@PixpilGames)


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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