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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Figment (2017) is a narrative adventure game set inside a traumatised mind. You explore a whimsical, musical world, complete puzzles, and defeat monsters to uncover a story of optimism and overcoming fear. The unusual, hand-painted art style, a musical score that adapts to the environment, varied challenges, and a heartfelt story make it a surreal yet engaging game.

After being in a car crash with your daughter you end up in a coma, and your mind starts to fracture with fear trying to take hold and overpower other emotions. You explore this fractured and unbalanced mind as Dusty, an initially reluctant hero who sets out on a quest to restore courage and overcome the fear of loss.

You investigate the surreal, abstract, and musical world, moving through trombone tree forests, teapot-house villages, and floating islands covered in cogs and gears. Play revolves around completing environmental puzzles like pushing blocks or using windmills to clear the fog, which allows you to progress to the next area. Along the way, you also encounter monsters you defeat in fast-paced combat using close-combat attacks. The music adapts to your surroundings, incorporating nearby instruments and becoming tenser in fights.

The result is a unique mix of puzzles, fights, exploration, and storytelling that invites you into a world brimming with colourful characters, otherworldly environments, and imaginative melodies. The impactful story is similar to Pixar's Inside Out and highlights the importance of bravery and courage.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Figment 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle and Rhythm elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 9 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing. There is the use of bad language ('*!@?*' and 'bloody'). There is mild violence. Characters flash when they are hit and explode into clouds of smoke when defeated.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Language, and Mild Blood.
Rated 9+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor, Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence and Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes.

Skill Level

8+ 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. The wacky and whimsical world and surface-level story, paired with simple puzzles and fights, appeal to younger children. At the same time, the deeper meaning and optional challenges entice teens and adults too.

CostsCosts

Figment usually costs £0 to £17.99. 

Figment

XBox Store Xbox X|S £14.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £14.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch StoreSALE Switch £17.99 £1.25 until 26/07/2024
Steam Store PC £14.99
Steam Store Mac £14.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
App Store iOS Free
App Store Apple TV Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
You can play the first level for free on iOS and Android, but then you have to pay to play the rest of the game. On all other platforms, you buy the whole game from the beginning. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/09/2017, updated in 2024

Price: Free

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle and Rhythm)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Bedtime DG (@BedtimeDG)


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