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Night in the Woods (2017) is a narrative adventure which follows college dropout Mae Borowski returning home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs. But the place is different now her friends have grown and changed. There’s something suspicious happening in the nearby woods. Investigating reveals not only a mysterious cult but Mae’s broken friendships and dissociation from life.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Night in the Woods 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Communication, Puzzle, Rhythm and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 16 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for mild bad language. The game features frequent use of mild bad language with characters using the words “*!@?*”, “*!@?*” and “ass” in dialogue. The game also contains scenes with characters drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. In one section the player character drinks beer at a party and becomes drunk, all her dialogue becomes slurred and she stumbles around before feeling sick.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The play is relatively simple with rhythm challenges. You do need to be able to follow the winding narrative and character motivations to get the most from the experience.


Night in the Woods usually costs £16.74 to £18.99.

Night in the Woods

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £18.99
Steam Store PC £16.75
Switch Store Switch £17.09
Steam Store Mac £16.75
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/01/2017, updated in 2017

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Communication, Puzzle, Rhythm and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Night In The Woods (@NightInTheWoods)

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