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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Haak (2022) is a running, jumping and fighting game where you explore an apocalyptic wasteland to find your lost brother. You investigate a dilapidated futuristic city by making well-timed jumps, fighting enemies and developing your skills. Although familiar territory, Haak stands out for combining its semi-deserted cityscapes and fluid traversal to create a coherent whole.

You begin the game in Sanho Ruins and are immediately given the mission of finding your lost brother. Traversing the ruins is your main task, since as you explore you receive weapons, abilities and skills to help you get through each area. To find your brother, you need to travel through the desolate world to uncover the story behind his disappearance, fighting challenging boss enemies during your journey.

As you progress, you unlock more abilities and tools to help you past obstacles. For example, an energy hook that damages enemies and gets you around the levels more easily. You can also find collectibles that offer a glimpse into your brother's disappearance.

This results in an exploration game that combines its fluid platforming with a compelling quest for a lost sibling. Along the way you get to know the futuristic, dark, and sometimes creepy world they found themselves in.

Our examiner, Joe Eaton, first checked Haak 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete. To see everything and all the lore can take up 30 hours.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence and use of bad language. This game features moderate violence during encounters with human-like boss characters. Successful hits result in a pain noise and an exaggerated physical response with the damage shown as a number value. Once a character is defeated, it disappears off screen. There is also infrequent use of mild bad language including '*!@?*, '*!@?*' and 'bloody'.

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. Younger players can enjoy this game if they have good timing and can cope with exploration of large spaces.

CostsCosts

Haak usually costs £13.99 to £16.59. 

Haak

Switch StoreSALE Switch £16.59 £11.61 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £13.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/08/2022, updated in 2024

Price: 30% off

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Haak Game (@HaakGame)


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