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Ori and the Will of the Wisps (2020) is an action platform game that places you in control of a diminutive elfish spirit called Ori. As in the previous game, you run, jump and solve platforming challenges to progress through the world. As you do, new powers are unlocked that allow you to access areas originally impossible to get to.

You play Ori directly after the events of the first game, in the mysterious forest of Niwen. When you discover an unhatched egg from Kuro, the gigantic bird who perished when you saved the forest. You take the hatchling under your wing, and when you discover a new darkness threatening to once again destroy the balance of nature, you set out on a mission together to stop it.

Play involves running, jumping, and dashing to avoid deadly pitfalls and obstacles, gaining new powers that allow you to backtrack to previously unreachable areas. You fight enemies with your abilities and can even throw their own attacks back at them. Unlike the first game, Ori and the Will of the Wisps saves your progress automatically and also lets you choose what upgrades you get and in what order, giving you more freedom in how you play.

The result is a game that combines exploration and magical adventure with demanding combat and exacting movement. It's rewarding to persevere through the toughest challenges and there's a real sense of satisfaction when you find a secret area.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Ori and the Will of the Wisps 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 days 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:


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 13 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence and Fear. This game features flashy, over-the-top combat between fantasy characters. The violence found in this combat is unrealistic, as are reactions to it; enemies flash on being hit and disappear when defeated. Next to that, it also features monsters and creatures with designs that would likely scare young children.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence. Players traverse platform environments, solve puzzles, and use various weapons (e.g., spirit edge, spirit arc) and abilities to defeat enemy creatures and boss characters (e.g., giant wolves, large mosquitoes, slime-like fungus). Enemies disappear amid puffs of smoke and flashes of light when defeated.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although always fair and easier at the start, this 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 more experienced player, you could play at a younger age.


Ori and the Will of the Wisps usually costs £24.99.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

XBox Store Xbox X|S £24.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £24.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch £24.99
Steam Store PC £24.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
The game was replaced by an enhanced "Definitive Edition" that added new areas, secrets, abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes and full backtracking support. On Xbox there is a free upgrade if you own the non-definitive edition, but not on PC. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/03/2020, updated in 2020

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

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Moon Game Studios (@MoonGameStudios)

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