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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (2012) is a running and jumping game where you can switch between two forms, and with that, two versions of the world. Each form has different platforming abilities so you need to juggle the two to complete levels and find every secret.

When you are "cute" you have blonde hair and skip through bright sunshine in Smurf-like locations. When you switch to your "punk" form, houses become ruins and trees become skeletons. You can make the change instantaneously mid-level and will need to do this multiple times to complete each area.

As the world changes so do the possible paths through it. Platforms will rise or fall, enemies transform and behave differently and water-based areas will fill or empty. Your abilities also switch from being able to hover across gaps or dash to kill enemies and smash blocks.

The result is a game that feels novel to play and invites deep exploration.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform game with Action, Puzzle and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 11 hours to complete. To find everything can take towards 25 hours. The additional content in the re-released edition will extend this further.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

In the US, ESRB state: As players run and jump through levels, they collect crystals and hop on or dash at enemy creatures (e.g., demons, owls) to defeat them. Enemies fall over or disappear amid puffs of feathers when defeated.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams usually costs £3.99 to £10.99.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Steam Store PC £10.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord

Steam Store PC £3.99
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.
On Switch the game is re-released as Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Owltimate Edition, and includes the extra Halloween and Christmas-themed levels. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2012, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform (Action, Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Hand-Made

Developer: Black Forest Team (@BlackForestTeam)

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