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Metavaxx (2023) is a shooting game where you play a vaccine out to destroy infected cells (or peacefully clear your way around them). You direct yourself through the levels, identifying which cells are infected from Minesweeper-style number clues.

Your mission is to train a new vaccine to work in different body samples. To do this you need to identify which cells are infected using your Minesweeper detective skills. Each cell is marked with a number that shows how many adjacent cells are infected. You can just shoot these infections and the enemies they contain, or clear out the healthy cells around them to more cleanly dispatch with their badness.

To progress your vaccine and get upgrades, you need to keep your living cell count high. This means working out which cells are infected, then keeping the destruction to a minimum. Carefully choosing upgrades to match the order of the body samples you are taking on is key to success.

The result is a shooting game that also requires careful and logical thinking. In fact, it's a shooting game that you can progress with only minimal shooting.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Metavaxx (Punkcake) 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Shooting game with Action, Strategy and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to understand the logic of Minesweeper - that the numbers indicate how many adjacent cells are infected - as well as be good at moving around the world and shooting accurately.


Metavaxx usually costs £4.99.


Steam Store PC £4.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can get their games by either:
  • Subscribing to their Patreon for about 3€/£3 to get a new game each month.
  • Purchasing games individually on Steam or Itch for about 6€/£6.
  • Purchase a bundle of 16 games for about £60

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Shooting (Action, Strategy and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Punckcake delice (@Punckcake_delice)

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