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Pyre (2017) is an unusual mix of role-playing and action sports. It takes place in a fantasy world, where you guide a caravan of exiles during fantasy sports games called Rites. As you explore you build a party of characters who encounter other groups of exiles and compete with them in these Rites competitions.

Each Rite has two opposing teams at each end in three vs three matches. Controlling each character in turn, you aim to destroy the opposing team's pyre by launching a single glowing orb at it. Like other video game sports, there are various rules and mechanics to perfect and the characters have various skills that aid them like dashes or long-range projectiles.

It's an unusual combination of a deep (and verbosely written) fantasy world and a real-time sports challenge. You navigate the world by making decisions in the branching story that sees you meet, recruit and develop characters for your team. It creates a surprisingly emotional experience that is as peculiar as Dr Seuss and as competitive as Rocket League.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Pyre 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Role-Play and Sports game with Action and Narrative elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The main game is single-player but includes a local multiplayer mode where two players control separate teams to compete.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for frequent scenes of mild violence. Violence consists of battle scenes involving two sides of three players firing auras at each other while trying to put out their pyre. No blood or injuries are shown.


Pyre usually costs £16.75.


Steam Store PC £16.75
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/07/2017

Out Now: PC and PS4

Players: 1-2

Genres: Role-Play, Sports (Action and Narrative)

Accessibility: 15 features

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames)

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