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Dogworld (2021) is a running and jumping game where you play a solitary human fighting through a dog-infested world to defeat an evil computer. You perform tricky jumps and battle mutant dogs by sliding, dodging, and shooting. Along the way you gain weapons and abilities to help you explore and progress. As well as the unusual enemies, the game stands out because you view the action, as if, through an old computer monitor.

Dog World is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity lives underground because the earth is believed to be unsafe. You are launched to the surface by an earthquake to find a world that is habitable but overrun with talking dogs. The dogs have mutated into many variations, many of which attack you.

To explore the world you must navigate hazards like spikes, explosives, and lasers. To help you on your way there is a wide range of weapons that can combine with special abilities to extend your jump, damage and other abilities. Some doors in the levels will be locked until you interact with control panels further back in the area. There are powerful bosses which require you to use a combination of sliding and shooting to be defeated.

The quirky style and unusual narrative combined with the exploration create a unique and intriguing action game.

Our examiner, Hannah Robertson, first checked Dogworld 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Platform game with Action and Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete.


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, as well as non-realistic looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.


Dogworld usually costs £11.39.


Steam Store PC £11.39
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/03/2021

Out Now: PC and Switch

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Platform (Action and Adventure)

Accessibility: 4 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Lateralis (@Lateralis_)

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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