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Nuclear Blaze (2021) is a running, jumping and fire extinguishing game from the same developer as Dead Cells. You put out fires and dodge explosions, debris and fiery chasms. Along with its uniquely intricate levels, there are real-life hazards to negotiate (backdrafts, electricity cables and collapsing buildings).

Play is set in a world on fire. It's up to you, a single firefighter, to get a patch of forestland back under control and stop the destruction. Your task, already difficult enough, is made harder when you discover a secret underground military base. As you progress, upgrading your abilities and learning to work with the raging fires, you piece together the mystery of the base.

You navigate the base and the forest, using sprinklers and your hose to put out fires and open new areas. Similar to Metroid and Castlevania games, you need to backtrack through the maze-like levels and find items and upgrades to continue your journey. You only have a limited amount of water, so you need to be careful about when and where you use it.

It's a challenging but unique game with novel mechanics that create a new and refreshing take on the Metroidvania style of platformer, with plenty of action, danger and mystery.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Nuclear Blaze 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Shooting game with Action and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, as well as non-realistic looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed. When the player's character is hit, he falls backwards and says "ouch", before returning to the previous checkpoint. Enemies are wasp-like creatures, which simply pop apart, while a boss character flashes before being defeated.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although you could play this from a younger age, to really master and enjoy the mechanics you need a higher level of skill.


Nuclear Blaze usually costs £8.50 to £8.99.

Nuclear Blaze

Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store PC £8.50
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/10/2021, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Switch

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action and Simulation)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Deep Night Fr (@DeepNightFr)

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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