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Ape Out is a stylised fighting game where you control an ape trying to escape a facility. Although it's violent, the gameplay focuses on rhythm and style rather than just gore. As you move, grab and throw your attackers the soundtrack responds to create Jazz music with drums and cymbals.
Unfortunately, Ape Out is not available on Android, Mac, PS4, PS5 or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:
Release Date: 28/02/2019
Out Now: PC, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action and Rhythm)
Accessibility: 18 features
Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels
Developer: Gabe Cuzzillo (@GabeCuzzillo)
Costs: Purchase cost
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Release Date: 11/12/2018, updated in 2020
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Release Date: 30/04/2020
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Pixels
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Release Date: 29/05/2019
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These are our hand-picked alternatives to Ape Out. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
These are games of a similar genre mix to Ape Out. This includes games from the Fighting, Action, Rhythm and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
If you like the sound of Ape Out but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Ape Out Accessibility Report.
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