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Lair Of The Clockwork God (2020) is an adventure played with two characters from different game genres. Ben is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan, one foot stuck in the 90s. Dan is younger, running and jumping platform character, he's hip, he's sensitive, and his nose is a different colour to the rest of his face.

You play the adventure, solving puzzles, interacting with other characters and finding useful objects by switching between the platform play and the point-and-click adventure investigation.

Dan and Ben have starred in other games from the developer, but this one stands in its own right. It's a game about getting older and the fear of getting left behind by new ways of playing, living and loving.

"Ben still lives by the self-set rules of ‘90s point-and-click adventures," writes one reviewer, "perambulating levels with one eyebrow raised, and refusing to climb over even the smallest of ledges. Dan, meanwhile, breathlessly chases relevance, ditching the conventions of a dying genre to mantle through the world in the style of popular platformers instead."

Amongst the funny writing and sometimes puerile humour are more tender moments where the characters move towards accepting the turning of the years.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lair Of The Clockwork God 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Action, Adventure, Narrative and Platform elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Originally rated PEGI 18 for Strong Language, Use of Alcohol/Tobacco, but rating was adjusted to PEGI 16 for Strong Language.

In the US, ESRB state: The developers describe the content as, "frequent swearing, but cartoon violence and no nudity/sex".

Skill Level

12+ 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.


Lair Of The Clockwork God usually costs £14.99 to £16.74.

Lair Of The Clockwork God

Switch Store Switch £15.49
Steam Store PC £15.49
Steam Store Mac £15.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £14.99

Lair Of The Clockwork God

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

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/02/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Action, Adventure, Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Danthat (@Danthat)

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