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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Lethal Company (2023) is a stealth role-play game where you work with friends to scavenge abandoned moons for scrap. To play you creep through the environment hunting scrap and on the lookout for lurking meat dogs, thumpers and other horrors. It's brilliant at creating camaraderie and then cashing that in disastrous encounters. Much of this comes from the clever use of proximity chat that not only changes how your voice sounds in different spaces but means you often hear fellow crewmates screaming down a corridor.

You work for the Company and must collect enough scrap from abandoned industrialized moons or be (literally) terminated. As you work your way through more and more dangerous moons you discover alien threats waiting for you in the dark. The only way to survive is by working together with the three other players.

Play involves cautiously exploring the varied abandoned environments from a first-person perspective, picking up scrap and returning to your base. Sometimes the best approach is to go in mob-handed with all of your working to protect each other on the ground. Take care though, as you need to stay close to be able to hear each other. Other scenarios are better tackled with someone back in your ship, using the radar to call out traps and open doors.

The result is a game that's as much about cooperation and communication as it is about holding your nerves when the horrors show up. Making the right decision about how to support each other, and how much scrap you can get back to the ship with, are just as important as quick reactions.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lethal Company 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication, Stealth and Traversal game with Action and Collecting elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. You can play on your own, but you’ll be facing all the same challenges that you and your crew would together.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

The game has a very tense atmosphere although visually this leans into the silly basic visuals rather than photo-realistic. Player characters can die through various means, some involving dismemberment or decapitation. Player characters can use fictional medical drugs recklessly. When you have died your body remains on the floor.

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.

CostsCosts

Lethal Company usually costs £8.50.
 

Lethal Company

Steam Store PC £8.50
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Communication, Stealth, Traversal (Action and Collecting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

Developer: Zeekerss Rblx (@ZeekerssRblx)


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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