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Ori and the Will of the Wisps (2020) is an action platform game that places you in control of a diminutive elfish spirit called Ori. As in the previous game, you run, jump and solve platforming challenges to progress through the world. As you do, new powers are unlocked that allow you to access areas originally impossible to get to.

You play Ori directly after the events of the first game, in the mysterious forest of Niwen. When you discover an unhatched egg from Kuro, the gigantic bird who perished when you saved the forest. You take the hatchling under your wing, and when you discover a new darkness threatening to once again destroy the balance of nature, you set out on a mission together to stop it.

Play involves running, jumping, and dashing to avoid deadly pitfalls and obstacles, gaining new powers that allow you to backtrack to previously unreachable areas. You fight enemies with your abilities and can even throw their own attacks back at them. Unlike the first game, Ori and the Will of the Wisps saves your progress automatically, and also lets you choose what upgrades you get and in what order, giving you more freedom in how you play.

The result is a game that combines exploration and magical adventure with demanding combat and exacting movement. Persevering through the toughest challenges and the sense of discovery and satisfaction when you find a secret area or piece together how to use your abilities to progress is hugely rewarding. While you don't need to play Ori and the Blind Forest for this game to make sense, playing it first does deepen the connection to the characters and the world.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ori and the Will of the Wisps 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 7 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 13 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. This game features flashy, over-the-top combat between fantasy characters. The violence found in this combat is unrealistic, as are reactions to it; enemies flash on being hit and disappear when defeated. Next to that, it also features monsters and creatures with designs that would likely scare young children.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although always fair and easier at the start, this becomes a tough platforming challenge. Very young children will be attracted to the visuals, but are unlikely to have the dexterity and coordination to complete it. With the help of an adult or more experienced played you could play at a younger age.


Ori and the Will of the Wisps usually costs £24.99.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99
Steam Store PC £24.99
Switch Store Switch £24.99
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
The game was replaced by an enhanced "Definitive Edition" that added new areas, secrets, abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes and full backtracking support. On Xbox there is a free upgrade if you own the non-definitive edition, but not on PC. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/03/2020, updated in 2020

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

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Traversal)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Moon Game Studios (@MoonGameStudios)

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