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Shoulders of Giants (2023) is a shooting game where you control a sword-wielding robot and the gunslinging space frog that is piloting it. Although it mixes things up letting you switch between two characters, it keeps play approachable in its straightforward battles. It stands out for the unusual characters, but also the surprisingly deep (and wacky) customisations you can select before each mission.

Play involves working alone or in a team to restore health and life to your corrupted planet. You explore each area to destroy the enemy machines and take over control points. To do this you need to find abilities and weapons that help you develop your character both during and between levels: grappling hooks, speed bursts, glowing grenades, and a futuristic trash van you can ride.

The result is an approachable shooting and brawling game. It's a great fit for expert and novice players to team up. But also, the two characters create an inviting way to dip your toe into the genre.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Shoulders of Giants 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Adventure and Fighting elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Best Friend mode lets you team up with a friend one of you controls the frog and the other the robot. Army of Four mode is for four-player teams.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence, Fear.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The relatively simple gameplay and novel characters makes this fun for younger players. Being able to team up so one person controls movement and the other controls shooting also works well for different abilities.


Shoulders of Giants

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/01/2023

Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action, Adventure and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Shoulders Of G (@ShouldersOfG)

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