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Nerf Legends (2021) is a shooting game where you use Nerf guns to defeat enemies and bosses. It offers a gameplay experience similar to games such as Call of Duty, but without the realism of those games, making it more suitable for younger teens.

The main story is about defeating the five Nerf Masters and becoming the ultimate champion. You explore 6 different areas, completing puzzles and defeating all the enemies, then face off against one of the Masters in each area.

Gameplay consists of shooting mostly bug-like robotic creatures and unlocking doors by finding buttons and keys. You need to reload your gun when you run out of ammo, and you can restore your health by defeating enemies. The game leans into the Nerf theme by providing your with an array of real-world Nerf guns to use in the game. Each gun has different stats so you need to find the right one to defeat particular enemies depending on range, damage, fire rate and the like. Then there are darts to collect with abilities like magnetic push, magnetic pull, seeker darts, and freeze.

While you explore each world, you need to run and jump across gaps and find the best hiding spots to ambush your enemies, injecting a level of strategy into the gameplay. You can double jump to reach seemingly out-of-reach areas, and crouch to make yourself less of a target.

Difficulty and death is handled with younger players in mind. Dying in the game has a points-related penalty that will reduce your medal at the end of the round, but this doesn't stop or hamper your progression. This means that youngsters who die often are more likely to get back up and try again.

It's a game that (although criticised by many adult reviewers) offers a great experience for young Nerf fans. Not only do they get to use some of the best real-world Nerf guns, but in a first-person shooter that avoids the extreme realism of older rated games.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Nerf Legends 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 19 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Fighting and Platform elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. You can compete in 4-versus-4 team online fights, and also all-against-all last-man-standing bouts. However the multiplayer aspect doesn't have many players to compete against.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete. The main story will take about 6 hours to beat, but in addition, there is a multiplayer mode that can provide several more hours of gameplay.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. This game features mild violence, directed at human-like and mechanical fantasy characters. Violence is unrealistic in nature, as are reactions to it. All weapons used are NERF guns, which do not inflict visible harm. When characters are defeated, they disappear in a puff of particle effects.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

7+ 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. Younger children may need some help with the controls and to play on easier difficulty.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Nerf Legends usually costs £39.99.

Nerf Legends

Steam Store PC £39.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
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.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You can buy the Alpha Pack, which comes with two extra blasters and an outfit.

The Digital Deluxe edition comes with the Alpha Pack already installed. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/10/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1 (8 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting (Fighting and Platform)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Game Mill Ent (@GameMillEnt)

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