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Owlboy (2016) is a running, flying and shooting adventure where you fight sky pirates in the clouds. You explore dungeons to discover secrets and treasures, shooting bad guys along the way. The twist is that you have to work together with your friends to progress since alone you have limited moves and powers.

You play by flying, spinning and rolling freely through open skies which hold monster-infested ruins. Dungeons include simple puzzles, plenty of enemies and lots of secret treasure to find. Frequent checkpoints mean you don't have to worry about dying in trickier combat sections too much.

As you progress, it becomes clear that you can't defeat many enemies by yourself. You unlock friends who you can pick up like turrets on a plane, and you learn to use their unique skills and weapons. This helps you get through fast-paced combat and chaotic boss fights that can take up most of the screen.

This results in a heartfelt adventure where the fate of the world depends on one young man and his ability to cooperate with friends.

Our examiner, Joe Eaton, first checked Owlboy 8 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Platform game with Action, Shooting 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 8 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players will need patience and good reactions to get through tricky dungeons.


Owlboy usually costs £16.75 to £19.99.


XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
Switch Store Switch £18.99
Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
PlayStation Store PS4 £17.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/11/2016, updated in 2018

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Platform (Action, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: D Pad Studio (@DPadStudio)

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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