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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Ultros (2024) is a trippy running, jumping and exploring game set inside a giant ancient Sarcophagus that holds demonic beings and fertile land. You adventure into the Sarcophagus by battling enemies and triggering plant life to bloom.

The Sarcophagus is a vast psychedelic alien landscape teeming with life and dangers. You traverse with the help of your blade to deal with brutal, intimate, close-quarter combat. However, just as important is how you turn your weapon to tending the plant life of the world. This not only provides moments of contemplation and respite from the brutal combat but (more importantly) deeper access to obscured paths.

The game progresses with loops that can be restarted at key moments in the story. This not only gives you a chance to try areas again but make different decisions about how to interact and tend the flora and fauna of the world - which in turn unlock new skills and abilities.

The result is a platform-exploration game, commonly called Metroidvanias. It stands out first for its vibrant visual style. Mostly though, it's unusual for inviting players to bring life to the planet they are exploring (along with the death they are dealing with the aliens along the way).

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ultros 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Platform game with Action, Role-Play, Simulation, Traversal and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for arcade-style violence with blood. This game features depictions of arcade violence. When the player's character or enemies are attacked, exaggerated blood effects are shown on impact. Characters may also flash red to indicate taking damage. Multiple boss fights showcase bloody death effects, with one alien depicted with their head bursting into blood and unidentifiable pieces. This game also features use of bad language, including '*!@?*'.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Violence. Players traverse the space station, interact with characters, and battle both human and fantastical enemies (e.g., bug-like creatures). Players use futuristic swords to attack enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and large blood-splatter effects. Some boss battles contain instances of gore: a creature's tendrils repeatedly cut off; a human character's arm cut off; a creature's eyes bursting. Players can also collect body parts from defeated enemies and store them in their inventory. The word “*!@?*” appears in the game.
The game features fantasy violence and blood, and light nudity depicted in an artistic manner.

Skill Level

11+ 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. You need to be quick at getting around the world, avoiding enemy attacks and using your sword wisely. Managing multiple systems is important too as you work to bring life back to the plants of the world to open new routes forward.

CostsCosts

Ultros usually costs £19.99.
 

Ultros

Steam Store PC £19.99
Steam Store Mac £19.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/02/2024, updated in 2024

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Platform (Action, Role-Play, Simulation, Traversal and World Building)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Hadoque Ultros (@HadoqueUltros)


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