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Dog's Run (2019) and the sequel Dog's Run Generations are simple running, jump and digging games where you play a dog searching for their lost bones. It's novel because of the focus on simple exploration, jumping and collecting gems. This do get a little more challenging when you need to press a button to swing across gaps (and solve more puzzles in the second game) but generally this is a very approachable game for really young players.

Play involves running around the large levels to find gems and hunt down your bone. Do to this you will need to jump across gaps. This is a little tricky in some places, but you can always try again if you fail with no penalty.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Dog's Run (Dreams) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 and a half hours to complete. There's lots to explore even after you've complete the levels. The sequel also extends the fun by another half an hour at least.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may need a little help with some of the more complex jumps, but they can still enjoy exploring the world and trying things for themselves without the worry of losing too much progress.

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).


Dog's Run

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: 30/01/2019, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Angeiotje (@Angeiotje)

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