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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Dandara: Trials of Fear (2018) is a running, jumping and puzzle-solving game where you play Dandra, the Afro-Brazilian warrior of the colonial period of Brazil. You can defy gravity to jump from wall to wall and ceiling to ceiling. This combines the action of jumping and attacking enemies with the puzzle of an ever-revolving reality where up is down and down is up.

The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara.

You progress through the levels to discover secrets hidden throughout the world of Salt and meet a wide range of characters. Empower Dandara for combat and survival against a regime bent on oppression to bring freedom and balance to this directionless world. As you do you find yourself mirroring real-world Brazilian warriors of the same name.

The game works well with a gamepad, but even better on touch devices or Apple TV with a touch controller. Simple motions let you control movement and combat seamlessly.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dandara: Trials of Fear 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Narrative, Platform and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 14 hours to complete. The Trials of Fear expansion that comes with the newer versions of the game extends this time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

CostsCosts

Dandara: Trials of Fear usually costs £12.79.
 

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition

Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79

Dandara: Trials of Fear

Android Store Android Free Free

Google Play Pass

XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There are a couple of versions of the game. The Trials of Fear Edition adds 3 new areas, a new big boss, new powers and mechanics, new music tracks, and a new secret ending. This also includes more lore of the world of Salt and its inhabitants with new descriptions, dialogues and cutscenes for existing characters and environments. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/01/2018, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Narrative, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Long Hat House (@LongHatHouse)


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