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Innocence Island (2022) is an adventure game where find yourself in a strange land without even the memory of how to walk. You explore the world by observing and learning skills from the creatures around you. It stands out as a journey through a world where knowledge is hard won and even the simplest of tasks must be learned from first principles.

The game starts as you wake up in a new land, not even able to move around. As you observe animals in your sightline you gain understanding of movement. You then must learn other ways to traverse the huge world. For example, gaining the ability to jump after watching a monkey or swing a sword after watching someone using it during a fight.

As you progress you choose between a peaceful and respectful path or violence and destruction. The choice you make is noticed by the world which evolves accordingly. From here you seek out new people and animals to learn from and steadily gain the usual skills of an adventure game: fishing, forging and combat.

This enables you to not only travel deeper into the world, but also solve puzzles and help the inhabitants you meet to unlock past memories and the mystery of your arrival here. Eventually you can harness the power of the Spell Statues and ride animals' spirits.

The result is a game that takes the Metroid trick of disempowering the player to its extreme conclusion where you can't even walk. It's a peculiar idea but one that is both entertaining and intriguing. The visuals and audio of the game build with your returning abilities to come to a creciendo that is surprisingly affecting, especially if you have lived experience of amnesia.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Innocence Island 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Communication game with Fighting, Narrative and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence, Drugs.

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. Younger players need to have the patience and perseverance to learn the skills they need incrementally.

CostsCosts

Innocence Island usually costs £17.99.
 

Innocence Island

Steam Store PC £17.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/12/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Communication (Fighting, Narrative and Simulation)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Hello From RNC (@Hello_From_RNC)


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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