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UnMetal (2021) is an adventure shooting game where you play Jesse Fox, who has been unjustifiably imprisoned in a military prison. Set in the early 70's and Drawing on 80's TV shows like The A-Team and games like Metal Gear, you escape using what you can find around the world to make improvised weapons.

Play involves punching, shooting and killing enemies, interacting with the pixelated environments to collect useful items. You can combine anything you find to create MacGuyver-style gadgets, weapons and explosives. As you progress you uncover a clandestine plot you need to overthrow.

It's a combination of stealth exploration combat with point-and-click style adventure item management. As you progress you gain experience and skills that open more options for dispatching with enemies.

Throughout the game are voice-acted characters and narration. It's all very tongue and cheek with loads of satirical culture, gaming and movie references. This, combined with the retro gameplay and exploration makes UnMetal an unusual game.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked UnMetal 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Adventure game with Narrative, Shooting and Stealth elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language, Nudity. There is frequent use of strong language ('*!@?*'), as well as the use of milder terms including '*!@?*', '*!@?*', '*!@?*', '*!@?*' and '*!@?*'. The game also features some non-realistic-looking violence. Characters are small and non-detailed and shown from a top-down perspective. Characters can be knocked unconscious, causing stars to revolve around their heads, or can be attacked using firearms and explosive devices, resulting in small amounts of blood which immediately disappear.


UnMetal usually costs £14.99.


Steam Store PC £14.99
Switch Store Switch -
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/09/2021, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure (Narrative, Shooting and Stealth)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Vs Evil (@Vs_Evil)

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