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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Skul: The Hero Slayer (2020) is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a lone skeleton in a fight against the overpowered human heroes with his unique ability to swap his head, Worzel-Gummidge-style. Each of the heads grants different powers and helps you in your repeated runs at getting through the dungeons that change each time.

Play involves working through the various rooms and environments, attacking enemies and avoiding being hit. As you progress you collect different heads, two of which can be kept with you and switched between. Each head transforms you into a different character with unique attack range, speed and power. The challenge (which is considerable) can only be tamed by selecting the right combos that match your playing style.

At the end of each chapter you take on a huge boss enemy, before being granted access to the next world. Being prepared for these, as well as collecting currency to level up if (when) you die, helps you steadily progress through. It's a tough game that has a more approachable Rookie mode for families who want to scale the challenge to their ability.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Skul: The Hero Slayer 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action and Platform elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 23 hours and 47 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features use of bad language. The game's dialogue contains infrequent use of the word 'goddamn'. There is also use of milder terms such as 'ass', 'jerk' and 'dammit'. The game also includes mild violence, in which non-detailed human-like and fantasy characters attack each other using weapons, magic and traps. Characters flash when hit and damage is shown using numbers. No injuries are shown, although there are sometimes red blood splashes, which disappear immediately. When characters are defeated, they either disappear or are seen lying on the ground. Violence is shown from a distance and with pixelated graphics.


Skul: The Hero Slayer usually costs £15.49. 

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Steam StoreSALE PC £15.49 £7.74 until 16/07/2024
Steam Store Mac £15.49
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/02/2020

Price: 50% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action and Platform)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Southpaw Games (@Southpaw_Games)

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