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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Cris Tales (2021) is a role-playing game where you see how your actions in the present affect the past and future. You play as Crisbell in a cartoon-looking adventure through four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of the world.

Play involves exploring the world, meeting and recruiting powerful allies and of course battling the dark powers. Each person you meet has their own story and skills that help and influence your tactics and decisions. As you progress you have to make choices with far-reaching consequences both for the people in your team and the world around you.

A big novelty of the game is being able to see the state of the world in the past and the future in real-time as you walk around. The screen is divided into three and as the world is seen through each section you can see the past and future. People get older, buildings are changed and the choices you make are seen in real-time.

Combat also leans into this time shifting mechanic. It's turn-based but lets you warp your enemies into the past or future. This enables you to synchronise attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defence.

Beyond the novelties, Cris Tales offers an unusual story that requires your wits to uncover and undo a multi-faceted plot to end the world. Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique location and shape its future.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Cris Tales 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Brain Game game with Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 25 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for infrequent use of bad language.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

10+ 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.


Cris Tales usually costs £34.99. 

Cris Tales

Steam StoreSALE PC £34.99 £3.49 until 27/05/2024
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

PlayStation Store PS5 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/07/2021

Price: 90% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game (Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play and Simulation)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Modus Games (@Modus_Games)

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