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Mediterranea Inferno (2023) is a narrative adventure about three childhood friends reuniting on a summer retreat after Covid restrictions lift. You work to help them reconnect and rediscover themselves through conversations, interactions and day trips you choose. It stands out not only for the brutally intense honesty of the storytelling but how it addresses the uncommon but deeply impactful loss of childhood from lockdown.

Three young men reconnect after two years of forced isolation, hoping to rekindle their friendship. You join them on their holiday, making choices about conversations and interactions, and start to understand their different struggles with the previous restrictions. You choose how to spend time with them: a lazy afternoon by the pool, a lustful night at the club, or even a morbid visit to the local cemetery.

Things accelerate when a stranger arrives with magical fruit offering a temporary escape. Each day you choose one of them to eat the fruit and be taken into a heightened reality. Things don't just get trippy, you also get to delve deeper into their coping mechanisms - from unbridled sex dreams to fantasies of wild popularity or nostalgic over-achievement.

The result is a game about an aspect of life not often examined. These three privileged but lost young adults are a rare reflection of the pain of endless lockdowns, contemporary anxiety, temptations and vices. What's most impressive is how the game carefully and tenderly brings each of them face-to-face with their contradictive self-pity and insists on action.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Mediterranea Inferno 3 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language, Drugs and Strong Violence.

This game features scenes of implied physical violence, psychological abuse, unwanted sexual touching, and limited gory imagery (screams, blood). Throughout the game, character dialogue makes references to substance abuse and psychological trauma that some may find distressing or disturbing.

Skill Level

16+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Mediterranea Inferno usually costs £7.99 to £12.99.
 

Mediterranea Inferno

XBox Store Xbox X|S £8.39
XBox Store Xbox One £8.39
Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store PC £12.99
Steam Store Mac £12.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £7.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/08/2023, updated in 2024

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

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Santa Ragione (@SantaRagione)


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