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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Effie (2019) is an action-adventure game where you work through dungeons to defeat a witch and restore your youth. Drawing on classic Zelda games, you fight monsters, clear obstacle courses, and solve puzzles. It stands out for the story narrated by your future self, telling a young girl about the adventure you're experiencing as you play.

You play by controlling a young man cursed by old age. Wielding a magical shield that grows in power the more levels you complete, you fight baddies, solve puzzles, and dash through levels to get closer to the witch. Each area tests your reaction speed and gives you challenging timed jumps with moving platforms.

As you progress, you unlock powerful abilities that help you fight, which are especially helpful when you face a lot of enemies at once. For example, you can defend yourself and deflect damage or use the shield as a boomerang. After getting through a level, you complete boss battles - a tricky mixture of running and jumping through dangerous terrain and combat with enemies.

Despite the tricky jumps, levels aren't hard to complete, making Effie perfect for beginners or those who want a laid-back story to enjoy without much difficulty.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Effie 4 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 4 and a half hours and 6 hours to complete. The vast map features numerous optional achievements, collectibles, and rewards which provide lots of game time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. This game contains frequent depictions of mild violence involving human-like and fantasy characters. The violence is cartoonish and non realistic in nature. Bright lights appear when characters are struck and their health bars are reduced. When defeated, enemies disappear in a dark cloud. When the player's character is defeated, it falls on its back with no injuries. During puzzle sections of the game, the player's character can run into circular saw blades or fall into pits of spikes. However, there is no sight of any injuries.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players may find the fast reaction speeds needed and timed jumps to be challenging but with perseverance players of all skill levels can complete the game.


Effie usually costs £15.99 to £17.99. 


Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £15.99 £3.99 until 22/07/2024
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/06/2019, updated in 2020

Price: 75% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Inverge Studios (@InvergeStudios)

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