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Isle of Eras (2021) is a horror adventure where you explore your childhood island in search of your missing brother. You explore the world to find clues and take on quests to find items. As you do things become supernatural and take you back and forth between different time periods on the island. It stands out as an enthusiast-created game with high sci-fi narrative ambitions.

The game takes you deep into the past, present and future of the island. As you explore you need to pay attention to the world you find and the clues about what is happening. This slowly leads you through the different time periods to paint a cosmic story that you and your brother are caught up in.

As you progress, the game works to unsettle your expectations about what can be trusted in the world. Fleeting glimpses of spiders, alien ships, crop circles, abandoned factories and the clever use of camera angles create a foreboding atmosphere.

The result is a game that invites investigation and inquisitiveness. It shoots really high for cinematic moments like The Prestige or games like Control and Alan Wake. It would be impressive for a large commercial team, but this is the work of an individual using the Dreams game-maker and benefits from that system's home-spun intimate aesthetic.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Isle of Eras (Dreams) 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Brain Game, Communication, Point-and-Click and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

The game is in the horror genre and aims to unsettle the play with unexpected characters appearing and pseudo-supernatural occurrences. You explore areas in the dark where an ominous figure appears in the torchlight. There are also sections with huge spider-like monsters that appear out of the dark. If you die in the game you are simply restarted.

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. You need to be able to explore the world and interpret what is going on. Making connections between what you find and the narrative is important. Some resilience and persistence are also helpful to get through to the end.

CostsCosts

Isle of Eras

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/10/2021, updated in 2023

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Brain Game, Communication, Point-and-Click and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person

Developer: Grambitious (@Grambitious)


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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