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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Ori and the Blind Forest (2015) is a running and jumping game that places you in control of a diminutive guardian spirit. You traverse and solve platforming challenges to progress through the world while fighting off monsters. It's familiar territory but stands out for the way it blends its heartfelt story and beautiful world with the fast-paced platforming action.

You play Ori, a small elfin spirit who must restore the forest before it withers. You must travel to the farthest reaches of the wood, battling monsters and making friends as you go, in hopes of recovering the light of the three elements and keeping balance across the world.

Play involves moving through the forest by running, jumping, and dashing to avoid deadly pitfalls and obstacles. As you do new powers are unlocked that allow you to access areas originally impossible to get to. You fight enemies with your abilities and can even throw their own attacks back at them; from time to time you must take on large enemies, some filling most of the screen.

The result is a game that rewards exploration and experimentation when the way seems shut and offers surprising depth to its fast-paced and frantic combat. The marriage of calm and peaceful exploration with the heat of combat makes for an unusual yet engaging experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Ori and the Blind Forest 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 13 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

In the US, ESRB state: As players traverse side-scrolling environments, they solve puzzles and use a Spirit Flame light attack to defeat enemy creatures (e.g., slimes, birds, spiders). Enemies fall over and/or disappear amid colorful bursts of light when defeated.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although fair and easier at the start, it quickly becomes a tough platforming challenge. Very young children will be attracted to the visuals, but are unlikely to have the dexterity and coordination to complete it. With the help of an adult or a more experienced helper, you could play at a younger age.

CostsCosts

Ori and the Blind Forest usually costs £14.99.
 

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Steam Store PC £14.99

Ori and the Blind Forest

Steam Store PC Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
The Definitive Edition of the game includes the original game plus several new areas to explore. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/03/2015, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Moon Game Studios (@MoonGameStudios)


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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