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Red and the Phantom Castle (2021) is a fantasy adventure game. This is the first part in a series of games featuring the character Red. It combines running and jumping, combat and collecting to make an exciting adventure set in a world that has lost all its colour. Help Red save the Queen and restore the kingdom. A strong narrative combined with a variety of game styles makes for an engaging experience.

Play involves running, jumping and collecting coins. There is also combat with the enemies, known as Gobins, which involves punching and kicking, and swinging a sword once you have found it. As you progress there are also some quick time events (where you must press the correct button when prompted). Some sections are timed planned routes, while others are more of an open world where you can explore and encounter enemies and helpful creatures.

Red and the Phantom Castle contains a variety of game styles within it to tell an epic hero's story. At times it is a relaxing collection quest, at others it is a fast paced parkour game needing timed jumps. You never know what will happen next to the cute character of Red.

Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Red and the Phantom Castle (Dreams) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).


Red and the Phantom Castle

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.
You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/01/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Seikatsu Red (@SeikatsuRed)

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