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Criminals Within is a cooperative adventure with a How To Train Your Dragon vibe. You play with a friend, each from a different perspective, to explore (and tame) a fantasy land of knights and dragons. It stands out for the fairytale visuals and the deep cooperation where each player is essential to progress.

You play royal guard Helena and roguish burglar Jarel as they reluctantly find themselves on a quest to unravel the mystery behind a deadly disease spreading throughout the kingdom. Play involves exploring treacherous caves and cursed jungles to find the lost Prince Felix and end the ongoing conflict.

Unlike other cooperative games, Criminals Within offers asymmetric multiplayer, where each of you has a unique role in each encounter. Whether you are taking on skill-based combat, epic boss battles or solving puzzles, you need to use your character's perspective and abilities to come out on top. The result is a lighthearted comedy where both players matter.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Criminals Within a year ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Adventure and Fighting game with Communication, Puzzle and Traversal elements. You can play with 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online 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

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

9+ 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.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Criminals Within

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 2 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting (Communication, Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 39 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Space Rock NZ (@SpaceRockNZ)

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