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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Everything (2017) is an unusual game that simulates a world where you can become any object. It sounds strange and not much fun, but the enjoyment is in discovering how small or how big a thing you can become. From tiny atoms to whole planets and everything in between.

As you do this you overhear dialogue from the things in the world. Sometimes this is a cheery greeting, while at others the questions and comments are deeper. Wondering why they've spent so much time collecting things in their lives. Or looking for friendship. Or, even, sadness at not knowing their parents as well as they might.

Running through this absurd space are spoken quotes from philosopher Alan Watts, which further challenge consumer and capitalist assumptions about what is important in life.

As you move around the world you can collect similar objects into your rolling flock. If you leave the game idle it will slowly play through scenes and inhabit objects on its own. Because of this, it's particularly easy for new or very young players.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Everything 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Traversal game with Adventure and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 7 hours to complete. You can progress through the main thread of the game quite quickly but to find every object for the game's Encylopedia will take 10s of hours.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

In addition to the official rating, parents should note that some of the dialogue in the game is quite dark and talks about assisted suicide.

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although the game requires some fine motor skills to really investigate, it can accommodate very young players who can have fun rolling around the world and changing from one thing to another.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 46-year-olds play this game:

CostsCosts

Everything usually costs £10.99 to £11.99.
 

Everything

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £10.99
Switch Store Switch £11.69
Steam Store Mac £10.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/03/2017, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Traversal (Adventure and Simulation)

Accessibility: 3 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: David Oreilly (@DavidOreilly)


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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