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Duck Game (2015) is an action shooting game with a fast and frantic multiplayer mode. You go head to head against other players in arena battles where you rush to find a weapon and then figure out how to best use it to dispatch of the other ducks before they shoot you. It's novel because of the simple retro graphics (and the ducks) but also for the knife-edge combat and juggling of all manner of familiar and bizarre weapons.

It's a futuristic alternative 1984, and ducks run wild in a frantic battle for glory. You battle to win over the crowd to gain followers by blasting your feathered friends with Shotguns, Net Guns, Mind Control Rays, Saxophones, Magnet Guns, to name a few.

As you progress through the hundreds of levels you discover new weapons and challenges. But the main attraction is the chaotic battles where you go head to head against other players. You jump from platform to platform to get the advantage and find the best guns. However, each of the 50 firearms works differently so you need to learn how they each work.

The results is a but like Worms turn-based battles but everyone is shooting at the same time. It's frantic and funny and hard to predict who is likely to win. A perfect family party game. There's even a level editor on the Switch and PC version.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Duck Game 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Shooting game with Action, Fighting and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. The battles are up to 4 players on console and 8 players on PC.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 2 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for mild language. The language occurs rarely but does include the word ‘crap’.
 
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.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Use of Tobacco.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to get to grips with the different weapons, and be prepared to die unexpectedly. Also fast reactions and quick thinking are a benfit.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

CostsCosts

Duck Game usually costs £9.99.
 

Duck Game

Steam Store PC £9.99
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/06/2015, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action, Fighting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Super Joe Bob (@SuperJoeBob)


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