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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Cyber Trigger (2020) is a retro running, jumping and shooting game. You play a space adventurer answering a distress call from a planet overrun with alien robots. It's a love letter to classic pixelated platform games with a mix of cave adventure, combat, and underwater exploration.

You have three lives in this game and a laser gun to shoot the alien robots and giant creatures that inhabit this world. Holding the jump button allows you to jump higher, and movement is restricted to one plane only. As you progress you can collect coins to upgrade your weaponry from various stores scattered throughout the level.

Losing all three lives returns you to the last visited store. You can find keys to unlock new areas and will eventually encounter the final boss to rid the planet of the alien robot menace. Shoot through mud walls, swim through flooded caves and unlock treasure chests while avoiding alien fire and dripping toxic slime.

It's an impressive and convincing retro style adventure with a lot of environments within a single level. Atmospheric music and bright colourful graphics and challenging gameplay make this a game not to miss.

Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Cyber Trigger (Dreams) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 23 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Shooting game with Action, Adventure and Collecting elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 2 hours to complete. Time to complete will depend on whether you are going for a fast time, to purchase all the upgrades, or obtain a big score by visiting all the available areas.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

You play as a character shooting and killing alien life and robots. Graphics are cartoon-like and do not involve blood and gore.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Requires controller dexterity, and a love of retro games helps.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).


Cyber Trigger

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/12/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action, Adventure and Collecting)

Accessibility: 12 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Genesis 8012 (@Genesis8012)

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