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Video Game Far: Lone Sails Review
Far: Lone Sails (2019) is an exploration adventure video game. You pilot a ramshackle amphibious vehicle propelled by large sails to explore a post-apocalypse world.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Far: Lone Sails 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 months ago.

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Far: Lone Sails is an exploration adventure video game. You pilot a ramshackle amphibious vehicle propelled by large sails to explore a post-apocalypse world.

From a side-on perspective, you control the vehicle by pressing buttons in the interior. This enables you to keep the vehicle moving by managing the rudimentary systems and keeping the boiler stocked with fuel sources found in the world.

As you progress the different parts of the vehicle take damage, requiring you to stop and extinguish fires or repair damaged systems with scrap you can scavenge. Some of these fixes are in the form of puzzles that must be solved to allow the vehicle to pass and collect upgrades. Apart from the environment, there is no threat or enemy, although you can die due to environmental hazards.

While the game starts with a burial scene, the rest of the game's background story is intentionally vague. The landscapes passed during the game show the ruins of a technically advanced civilisation, and a world where the oceans have dried up, leaving massive ships scuttled on dry beds and bouts of extremely hazardous weather.

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Strategy game with Puzzle and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. The game at times has a dark and unsettling setting. Some notable events are accompanied by loud, thundering soundscapes creating persistently tense moments that could be frightening to young children.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The slower pace and systems you deal with mean you require some patience and planning skills. Because you don't directly control the ship you need to think ahead. You also need to solve platform-style puzzles and manage your ship's resources.


Far: Lone Sails usually costs £11.39 to £13.49.

Far: Lone Sails

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.39
Switch Store Switch £13.49
XBox Store Xbox One -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/04/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Strategy (Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer)

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Far The Game (@FarTheGame)

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