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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Guacamelee (2013) is a running, jumping and fighting game with an emphasis on exploration of a maze of levels. You play humble farmer turned luchador, Juan, on a mission to find upgrades and battle enemies. It's a world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, full of sassy villains and wrestler-looking friends.

Play involves brawling and jumping your way through single screen areas that interconnect with each other. The platforming requires precise combinations of moves while the fighting is a little simpler. This leads you to discover a huge, hand-crafted world, learning a deep repertoire of attacking and defensive moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome a multitude of jumping challenges.

The second game extends the attacks and features of the original (and continues the story with a new dimension shifting twist) to include new moves like Eagle Boost, Pollo Shot and more add to Juan's arsenal of combat and platforming abilities.

The result is a technically demanding epic adventure through the worlds of the living and the dead, across rifts in time and space. It's a warm game with a big heart, with a wide cast of characters both hindering and helping you.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Guacamelee 2 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Guacamelee 2 (Series). Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action, Platform and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Drop-in / drop-out 4-player local co-op through the entire story. The first game offers 2 player local co-op.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete. With more time required to see everything. Some players put in close to 28 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild violence in an arcade setting. Violence is typical of side-scrolling, cartoony arcade games and is unrealistic in nature with flashes of light on impact and enemies disappearing when killed. No blood, harm or obvious injuries are shown.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol. As players traverse side-scrolling environments, they travel between two worlds (the living and the dead) to perform challenges and battle supernatural enemies (e.g., skeletons, demons, spirit creatures). Players use punches, kicks, and wrestling maneuvers to defeat enemies in melee-style combat. In one sequence, blood is seen dripping from an injured character's face. The game contains some suggestive material in the dialogue (e.g., “Is your mother single?...Does she like bad boys?”; “Uhhh did you just say 'sacrificial virgin'? Haha…yaa…about that…”; “He is lonely and in need of some…Seriously…Heavy…Petting...Double entendres.”). In one sequence, a drunken character slurs his speech and consumes alcohol. The word “a*s” appears in the game.

Skill Level

10+ 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. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The speed of the action requires players to think and react fast. Much of the game you can get through instinctively, but the bosses need more intention. Younger players can use the multiplayer mode to get help from more experienced.

CostsCosts

Guacamelee 2 usually costs £15.99 to £17.99. 

Guacamelee 2

Switch StoreSALE Switch £17.99 £4.49 until 28/07/2024
Steam Store PC £16.75
App Store Mac -

Guacamelee! 2

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Guacamelee! 2

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
XBox Store PC £16.74
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/04/2013, updated in 2019

Price: 75% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Drink Box Studios (@DrinkBoxStudios)


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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