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Recore (2016) is an adventure platform game where you control Joule Adams, one of the first volunteers for the utopian colony of Far Eden, who wakes after centuries in cryo-sleep to find that nothing has gone according to plan. With her three robotic machines known as corebot companions, Joule explores Far Eden to uncover the secrets behind the failed mission and collect resources to survive.

The novelty, apart from some high-quality cinematic storytelling, is Joule's colour-coded weapon. You need to use the right colour to attack the right enemy along with some other puzzle-solving elements. As you find blueprints you can upgrade your weapons and robots.

Although the game hasn't been a huge hit, for those who enjoy exploring and collecting it really is great fun. Other similar games are rated older than Recore, so this can be a good bridging experience. It's a classic exploration game that harks back to 10 years ago. For some, this is a negative but for the right-aged player, it's spot on.

There is a Recore Definitive Edition available that improves visuals and adds a new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian” and a new T8-NK corebot who joins Joule. If you have the original game you can download these updates for free.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Recore 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Recore. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

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


Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 17 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence. This game features realistic violence towards fantasy characters, a robot dog character acts as a real dog would when hurt, sometimes whimpering and limping. Non-realistic violence to human characters is shown frequently, the characters have little to no reaction to being attacked, no blood/gore is shown, and when the character is defeated they simply fall to the floor as the screen fades to black. A cut scene later in the game depicts realistic violence of a minor nature towards human characters, the player is hit on the head with a bit of debris but shows no signs of injury after the incident.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Science Fiction Violence.

Skill Level

10+ 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.


Recore usually costs £14.99.

ReCore: Definitive Edition

Steam Store PC £14.99


XBox Store Xbox One -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
"Definitive" edition adds new “Eye of Obsidian” adventure and “T8-NK” Corebot frame. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/08/2016, updated in 2016

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Asobo Studio (@AsoboStudio)

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.

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