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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2023) is an online stealth action based on the film of the same name. In detailed arenas based on locations from the film, you play either the notorious Slaughter family hunting down victims, or an innocent trying to escape.

It's a game of two roles, three against four. You are either using sound and movement to track down your prey or trying to avoid making sounds to disable traps and escape. If you are caught you are attacked and killed in a variety of gruesome ways.

As you play, you learn to communicate with your teammates to avoid threats or trap and hunt down victims. Both teams require careful consideration to win. This includes using the killer characters' abilities to do things like track footprints of set traps. Victims have abilities to aid escape - like should charge or surprise attackers.

The result is a game about asymmetrical teamwork. It's a good use of the film licence, but more interestingly it's a refinement of similar games like Dead by Daylight with a team rather than an individual being the murderer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 11 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Stealth game with Fighting, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal elements. This is a 7-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Bad Language, 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 the US, ESRB state: Players assume the role of either a killer hunting victims, or victims laying traps, hiding, and fleeing from the killer. Players employ stealth and tracking techniques, and use knives, razors, and chainsaws to attack human characters, who can be executed dramatically once their health has been depleted. Execution cutscenes depict multiple angles of killers stabbing victims repeatedly; cutscenes also depict slashing of throats and impaling with a chainsaw—blood-splatter effects occur frequently. A handful of cutscenes depict characters hung on meat hooks before getting stabbed. Some rooms contain mutilated corpses (e.g., body parts hung on walls/hooks, buckets filled with viscera). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the game.
The developer states that the game regularly depicts violence and gore.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

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 or Xbox Series X|S.
  • 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 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre usually costs £33.49 to £34.99.
 

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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 PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
You can purchase additional content including new ways to kill and cosmetics for weapons and characters. For example, the Execution Pack offers "new gut-wrenching executions for the Slaughter Family! This pack features one kill each for Leatherface, The Cook, The Hitchhiker, Sissy, and Johnny". 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 7 online

Genres: Action, Stealth (Fighting, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal)

Accessibility: 10 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Sumo Digital Ltd (@SumoDigitalLtd)


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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