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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Lies of P (2023) is a fighting game where you try to survive in a dark twist on the Pinnochio story. You explore a gothic steam-powered world, fighting off enemies with well-timed moves and choosing whether to tell the truth or lie in ways that alter the story. It takes the Elden Ring formula but adds in the strange children's tale to create an uneasy combination of challenge and peculiarity.

In a dark, ominous world poisoned with fear and bloodlust, you play Geppetto's puppet as a mysterious voice awakens him. You're guided through the corrupted city of Krat and must discover the truth behind its fall by untangling the web of lies and deception surrounding the city's ruling elite. As you explore and fend off the machines sent to hunt you down, you talk to the locals and must choose whether to tell them the truth about what you've learned or lie and keep them in the dark.

Play involves traversing the world and fighting enemies in close-quarters and precise combat where honing your skill and learning to attack, dodge, and parry at just the right times is essential. As you progress, you find new weapons you can fuse together to increase their strength and unlock useful abilities and magical powers, letting you experiment with different approaches to combat and weapon combinations. You also meet and converse with lots of characters on your journey, choosing whether to lie, comforting them and maintaining the status quo, or tell the truth and risk upending the whole world, dynamically affecting the way the story unfolds.

The result is a dark telling of a classic fairytale story where your choices meaningfully affect what happens. Add to this the demanding, one-on-one combat, and it offers an unusual experience that's both engaging and rewarding as you defeat each new, seemingly insurmountable challenge.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Lies of P 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Adventure and Fighting game with Narrative and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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

Rated PEGI 16 for graphic violence to fantasy characters and scenes of intense and sustained horror. There is graphic violence against fantasy puppet characters, which can be decapitated using swords and other finishing moves. When fantasy characters are hit, black oil/blood splashes out. When human boss characters are hit, there is sight of blood. Human bodies and red blood stains are also seen on the ground throughout the game, following the puppet uprising. Some have been decapitated. There is also a strong sense of threat and dread throughout and the dark locations can be quite threatening, as are the game's jump scares. The game also includes some bad language, including '*!@?*', '*!@?* off' and 'goddamn'.

The developer provides the following Mature Content Description on Steam: "Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content".

Skill Level

14+ 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. The game is intentionally hard and requires precise timing to parry and attack. You will often lose a fight repeatedly before you finally beat it.

CostsCosts

Lies of P usually costs £49.99. 

Lies of P

Steam StoreSALE PC £49.99 £34.99 until 30/05/2024
XBox Store Xbox One Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation Store PS5 -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
There are two versions of the game: the Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes with some extra cosmetic items. You can buy an upgrade to this edition if you buy the Standard Edition. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Lies of P : Deluxe Edition

Steam Store PC £10
 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/09/2023

Price: 30% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting (Narrative and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Neowiz West (@NeowizWest)


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