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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (2023) is an unsettling narrative adventure and sequel to Oxenfree. Like that game, you guide your character through choices that affect the direction of the well-written and complex story and tune your radio to overhear mysterious conversations. This time, you also have a walkie-talkie that enables you to communicate with people regardless of location.

You play Riley Poverly, who years after the first game returns to her hometown to stop a mysterious supernatural cult called Parentage. As you explore the town of Camena and the surrounding area you talk to locals and decide how these conversations develop.

Your walkie-talkie, a new addition to this game, means that you can contact people (or be contacted by them) regardless of your location, broadening the scope and scale of the game. Using your radio, you can tap into otherworldly conversations and even travel to the past by tuning into tears in time itself and travelling through the fissures that result.

Your dialogue choices directly affect how the story unfolds, leading to multiple possible endings. As the plot darkens and becomes stranger at every turn, you must fight to save not only your future but also the future of everyone on Earth. While the first game featured a whole group of teenagers, this one is far more focussed on Riley and her relationship with her old school friend and the other inhabitants of Camena, giving the story a far more personal intimacy.

The result is a game that still features all the emotional heart and complexity of the first game, as well as the dark strangeness, but also has a more involved and engaging world through the addition of the walkie-talkie that allows you to talk to people all across the map.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Oxenfree II: Lost Signals 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game, Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Adventure, Puzzle, Sequencing and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 8 hours to complete. Depending on the choices you make, the duration varies. There are lots of reasons to play through multiple times. There's more to explore than the first game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Fantasy Violence, Language.

The developer states that the game contains playable scenarios which some players may find troubling. While possessed by ghosts, characters may take actions that would be harmful to their well-being, such as jumping off cliffs or bridges raising themes of self-harm and suicide. Throughout the game, characters grapple with issues resulting from complex family relationships, particularly between parents and children. As a result, characters and the player make choices in the game that impact their future. Characters may use hurtful nicknames or manipulative language depending on their relationships with other characters. Characters confront decisions made in the past due to the misuse of alcohol.

The game is about psychological, supernatural, sci-fi, and horror themes. Characters grapple with trauma, loss, and their impacts. The game also contains light jump scares at moderate usage.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Gameplay primarily involves clicking on different speech bubbles, an action on which there is no time limit. However, it requires patience for the slow and intricate plot. You need considerable maturity to process and appreciate the story.

CostsCosts

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals usually costs £17.99 to £18.99.
 

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

PlayStation Store PS5 £18.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £18.99
Steam Store PC £17.99
Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store Mac £17.99
Android Store Android Free Free

Netflix

App Store iOS Free Free

Netflix

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/07/2023

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative, Point-and-Click (Adventure, Puzzle, Sequencing and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Night Schoolers (@NightSchoolers)


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