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They Came From the Sky (2019) is retro shooting game where you control a 1950s Flying Saucer with one mission: make a delicious juicy human smoothie. You play by aiming your beam at the various threats and beaming up humans. The twist is that you play with a just two buttons one that fires the beam and switches your direction and another that lets you bash the humans to the floor.

Your mission is to "rescue" all humans from earth. Some humans will try to take your ship down. Each person you hit with beam gets you a point, but you will get combo bonuses if you abduct more humans in short time. As you progress you can unlock power-ups for your ship like Shields, Invisibility and Freeze Ray. You can also unlock six Flying Saucers, each with their own unique abilities.

The result is a fun game that's quick to play and approachable for most players. Add to this the multiplayer and time-trial mode and you have a game that packs more entertainment than you might expect.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked They Came From the Sky a year ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Rhythm and Shooting game with Action elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence.
The follow up game, They Came From the Sky 2 contains frequent graphic violence and gore not suitable for younger players.

Skill Level

3+ 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. Young players need to have good timing or a willingness to learn this with repeated attempts (and failure). The simple two button controls make it approachable.


They Came From the Sky usually costs £2.49 to £10.29. 

They Came From the Sky

Steam StoreSALE PC £2.49 £1.24 until 28/11/2023
Switch StoreSALE Switch £2.69 £1.34 until 13/12/2023

They Came From the Sky 2

Steam StoreSALE PC £10.29 £5.65 until 28/11/2023
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/05/2019, updated in 2022

Price: 50% off

Out Now: PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Rhythm, Shooting and Action

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Fob Ti (@FobTi)

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