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Heartbeat: Regret (2021) is a horror rhythm-typing game. It's a tough game where you are hunted in a mansion by a dark monster. Unusually, you need to press buttons in time with the audible heart beat to move around and then type directions to take specific actions.

You play through seven compact, gradually challenging levels as you explore the mansion and discover your history. In each chapter you must avoid the dark presence that roams the mansion. You open doors, descend stairs, hide and set traps.

But more than a simple beat to follow, you need to pay attention to your changing heart's rhythm to press buttons efficiently. As you press the button in time with your heart you can slow your heart down. If you don't manage this eventually you can have a heart attack. You also need to listen to the growl sounds of the monster to avoid him and find a way out.

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

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


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. Because this is a hard game it will take some players longer to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The developer states that this is "a horror themed game that contains some blood and loud, startling sounds." The fear of the game is based on being chased and the increased heartbeat.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Heartbeat: Regret usually costs £1.69.

Heartbeat: Regret

Steam Store PC £1.69
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/08/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: My True Sound (@MyTrueSound)

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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