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Tetris Effect: Connected (2018) is a tile-matching puzzle game (just like the original Tetris) but with a surprisingly powerful aesthetic twist. The game places each level in a themed area and ties gameplay to the beat of the music across its thirty different stages.

Play proceeds much like Tetris, however, a new Zone mechanic enables you to pause time so you can clear more than the usual 4 lines at once. As you progress you steadily open up other meta-game challenges to take on.

Tetris Effect: Connected added new cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes drawn from the play style found in the original versions of Tetris. The Connected co-op mode enables up to three players to connect their Tetris playfields and play as one -- offering both advantages and challenges.

The game also offers a variety of relaxing and focusing modes through its combination of music, visuals and light gameplay.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Tetris Effect: Connected 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Puzzle game with Rhythm elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Cross-Platform: Fully featured multiplayer, including cross-platform play with all other platforms, matchmaking for Ranked play, robust options for Friend matches, player progression for unlockable avatars.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
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

7+ 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.

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 One.
  • 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 4.


Tetris Effect: Connected usually costs £30.99 to £35.99.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Switch Store Switch £35.99
Steam Store PC £30.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

Tetris Effect: Connected

XBox Store Xbox X|S £33.49
XBox Store Xbox One £33.49
XBox Store PC £33.49
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 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/11/2018, updated in 2021

Out Now: Oculus, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Rhythm

Accessibility: 34 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Mizuguchitter (@Mizuguchitter)

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