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Ctrl Alt Ego (2022) is a puzzle game where you a disembodied character taking control of robots and electronics to move around, interact and solve the puzzles. Using a combination of stealth and problem solving to progress the story and get to the bottom of what's going on.

It's an existential story about a bug in the system and it's up to you to exploit it to save consciousness itself. You've been downloaded to the evacuated retro-tech space dock where a mind-altering virus has infected the consciousness control stream.

Play involves using your ability to switch between computers, moveable robots, cameras and security doors to get around, solve puzzles and hear from departed crew of the space station. As you progress the computer explains what's happened, although you need to read between the lines for this to be any help.

The result is a delightful journey that calls on you to find and exploit bugs, install and hack disk programs to upgrade yourself and evade hostiles. Will you adopt a strategic, stealthy approach, or tool up and make mayhem? The game lets you progress the way you want, without insisting on a single way to play.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ctrl Alt Ego 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 23 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Brain Game game with Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Stealth elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 15 hours to complete. Players are likely to play through multiple times to discover things they may have missed in the game and try different paths.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

There are some swear words in the game including "arse" and "bugger" they are used in a humorous way. The only violence in the game is directed towards violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may be able to explore the game but older children will understand what's going on and enjoy the game more.


Ctrl Alt Ego usually costs £15.99.

Ctrl Alt Ego

Steam Store PC £15.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/07/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game (Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Stealth)

Accessibility: 32 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Mind Thunk (@MindThunk)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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