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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Lonesome Village (2022) is a simple dungeon adventure that also simulates life in a cosy mysterious village. You play by exploring, collecting and talking to the other villagers, before heading to solve the puzzles of the adventure. It's a combat-free combination of a laid-back farming game and a light-touch Zelda-style challenge.

You play as Wes, a coyote who has just arrived at the quiet village of Lonesome to discover a mysterious tower that has risen from the ground and disappeared a host of the locals. As you explore the living-breathing community of cartoon animals, you start to uncover the history and secrets of the place. Heading to the tower, you soon discover a series of puzzles you must complete to solve to free the villagers. It's a setup familiar in video games but is aimed at younger players with lots of hints, a simpler challenge and no combat.

As you progress you learn to build relationships with the locals, earn land and build a home of your own. There's gardening, fishing and customising items for your house. In the dungeons, you get a Magic Glass that you move around to uncover secrets that help you progress. Work through the levels of the tower and you can bring villageers back home to Lonesome.

The result is a game that is simple enough to attract really young players but also includes puzzles, collecting, trading and an intriguing story to keep older children engaged. There's a day-night cycle and you can even control the weather with an instrument you play. By the end you have uncovered a story about two villages spanning many years and the implications of the tower that disappeared from one, only to appear in the other in the future.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Lonesome Village 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Collecting, Puzzle and Simulation game with Action, Brain Game, Narrative and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to explore the world, but this is a linear story more approachable to very young players than the open and often intimidating games like Stardew Valley. There are even icons provided for players who can't read the dialogue, to ensure they know what items do, or which items a character is asking for.

CostsCosts

Lonesome Village usually costs £14.99 to £15.49.
 

Lonesome Village

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Steam Store Mac £15.49
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2022

Out Now: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Collecting, Puzzle, Simulation (Action, Brain Game, Narrative and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 21 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Day and Night and Weather

Developer: Ogre Pixel (@OgrePixel)


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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