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Gone Home (2013) places you in the role of Katie, returning from overseas to her family home. But the house is deserted and by exploring the rooms you piece together what happened to her sister, Sam. It’s a mystery to solve, but a common one of family disagreements, identity and sexual preferences.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Gone Home 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Bad Language.

Contains frequent use of strong language. This is a first-person game in which the player’s character searches her home for clues as to what has happened to the occupants. There are lots of interactive items which can be read to assist in the search, others include audio cassette tapes. These can be placed in a cassette machine and played. The tapes contains songs which contain the use of the sexual expletive ‘*!@?*’ and derivations of the word.

Skill Level

11+ 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. Players need a mature understanding of family issues, gender and related topics. It's not a challenge in terms of puzzle-solving skill but requires grown-up processing to enjoy the story.

CostsCosts

Gone Home usually costs £4.99 to £12.79.
 

Gone Home

Switch Store Switch £11.99
Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
App Store iOS £4.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/08/2013, updated in 2016

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 33 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Fullbright Games (@FullbrightGames)


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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