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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Temtem (2020) is a role-play game like Pokemon but played online against loads of other players. You collect and train Temtem creatures (of which there are 161) while exploring the world. You encounter other creatures controlled by human or computer players and battle them.

You take on the role of a novice Temtem tamer on their journey to the different floating islands of the Airborne Archipelago. You must face the threat of Clan Belsoto, an evil organisation with a plot to take over the islands by force.

While there are similarities with Pokemon, Temtem is a more complex and nuanced game not least with the online play. You can customise your character with all sorts of outfits. You can breed different Temtems in a complex genetic system that, once understood, can lead to stronger Temtem with special abilities.

The online nature of the game not only lets you battle other players but also team up to go on cooperative adventures together. You can trade items with other players. There's an emote system to communicate with other players without direct text chat. However, it's worth noting that players can friend other people and send direct messages back and forth.

Temtem is out now on PC. It's coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Temtem Nintendo Switch is also planned for 2021, which is a little odd as TemTem isn't coming to PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Temtem 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Role-Play game with Action, Fighting and Narrative elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 100-player online game. The numbers of players you play with varies depending on the server you are using.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round of this game. TemTem is an online game do doesn't have a hard end, although it does have a story. It will evolve over time and can be played for many hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.
 
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.

In addition to the official rating, the developer notes that there are words like "Damn" and "Hell" in the dialogue. The violence is cartoon-like with flashes rather than blood.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. If you have the skills for Pokemon then this is a good fit. The online play does make it skew a little older, and there is a bit more complexity.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Temtem usually costs £39.99.
 

Temtem

Steam Store PC £39.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
Switch Store Switch -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
 
You can purchase cosmetic items for your character by purchasing in-game currency with real money, as well as earning the currency while playing. Battle Passes grant access to an additional levelling system for a season, with special rare cosmetic items., 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/01/2020, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1 (100 online)

Genres: Adventure, Role-Play (Action, Fighting and Narrative)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Developer: Play Temtem (@PlayTemtem)


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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