Close search results
Close search results
×

Papo and
Yo

Play YouTube video
×
Please enter a valid email address
Please choose a platform
How young was your child when they first played this?
:
 
How does your child play this? Alone, with friends, with family? How did they discover it and what kept them coming back for more?
:   :
 
To verify your input please enter your email to create an account.
Email:

Play OverviewPlay Overview

Papo and Yo (2012) is an adventure narrative game where you play as a young boy, Quico, exploring a Brazilian city slum. As you solve puzzles and perform well-timed jumps to progress through the city, you must also deal with a monster – both real and metaphorically representing your alcoholic father.

It's a platform game based on exploration, running and jumping. There are also puzzles in the game where you interact with the world by moving blocks around and triggering interactions with hieroglyphics written on walls and doors. The monster can sometimes help with these puzzles but has an addiction to eating frogs and if he eats one he becomes a fiery, raging beast that will damage anything around him. Quico can use fruit to calm him down.

Although visually a little odd-looking, this artisan-style works with the complex and at times dark theme to create a moving and unusual way to deal with the subject of domestic abuse.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Papo and Yo 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
Too complex for your family? There are lots of games similar to Papo and Yo. Here are some easier younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There is timed jumps and exploration skill required to play. But also, a degree of maturity and comprehension is required to follow the metaphorical story about a harsh side of family life.

CostsCosts

Papo and Yo usually costs £10.99.
 

Papo & Yo

Steam Store PC £10.99
Steam Store Mac £10.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/08/2012

Out Now: Mac, PC and PS3

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Platform, Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Meta 4 Interact (@Meta4Interact)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Subscribe
Carina Initiatives
PlayStation
HSBC
GameOpedia
Xbox
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Discord
Contact Us
About