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I Am Dead (2020) is a puzzle game from the creators of Wilmot's Warehouse. You play a recently-deceased museum curator trying to avert a disaster in his home town of Shelmerston.

Together with your trusty canine, you must discover Shelmerston's lost ghosts by visiting important places in the town and entering the memories of your best friends while you were alive. To do this you have the ability to peer inside buildings, objects and even people to reveal their histories.

The main interaction, along with exploring the village and talking to inhabitants, is slicing through items in minute detail. You can zoom into locations. Then zoom into items in those locations. Each of these hundreds of items is fun to investigate not only the design of these things but for the secrets that they reveal.

Peering into other residents grants you access to their memories and offers clues to go looking for the next items and other people. As you go, you discover a warmhearted story about death, love and the meaning of home. It's a puzzle game about memory and the afterlife. Through the intertwining lives of different people you discover the history and folklore of Shelmerston.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked I Am Dead 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete. In addition to the main story you can hunt for matching slices of different items. Then there is Mr Whitstable, who offers treasure hunts through riddles.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to investigate the different areas in detail to find items and ways to progress. The story also needs a degree of maturity to connect to.


I Am Dead usually costs £14.99 to £16.74.

I Am Dead

Switch Store Switch £14.99
Steam Store PC £15.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
App Store Mac -

I Am Dead

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.74
XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/10/2020, updated in 2021

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

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Adventure

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 3D First-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Hllw Pnds (@HllwPnds)

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