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Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10
and Younger

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They Always Run is a pursuit game where you run, jump, fight and shoot your way to catch escapees. You play Aiden, a three-armed hero chasing the most dangerous bounties in the galaxy. You catch, slice, dice and destroy enemies while working through the side-on futuristic world. But unlike other games you directly control your attack with motion of the mouse of gesture with a stick.

Unfortunately, They Always Run is not available on Android, Mac or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/10/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action, Fighting, Narrative and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Alawar Team (@AlawarTeam)

Costs: Purchase cost

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