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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Phantom Abyss (2021) is a running and jumping game where you charge through temples to get to the exit. Your only tool is a whip that interacts with objects and can propel you forward. Along the way are numerous traps and difficult jumps to avoid. There are thousands of procedurally generated temples in the game, but you are only allowed a single attempt at each one. If you die another player gets to try to beat it and as they do, sees the ghost of your attempt.

The result is a platform game where you can see other people's failed attempts as you charge into the temple together. You can learn from their mistakes and take advantage of their successes. Some temples you encounter will have tens of failed attempts and others will have none.

As you progress you recover keys from chests. These enable you to access deadlier sections of the temple that house more coveted relics. The more difficult a relic is to obtain, the greater the reward - the final Legendary Relic of a temple allows you to claim the whole temple so that it's gone forever.

You can also offer up your collected treasures at altars in the game to gain blessing for the rest of the run. Collect as much treasure as you can to please the gods and gain a double jump, glide jump, extended slide, damage protection, and more!

In a wider family group, you can share the Temple Code if you fail so others can give it a go. Or you can share your Adventure Code so others can see a playlist of temples that you have attempted.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Phantom Abyss 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Adventure, Platform, Puzzle, Race and Sports elements. This is a single-player game. YOu can see the attempted runs of up to 20 other players, but these do not interact or affect your player in any way.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.

Skill Level

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


Phantom Abyss usually costs £16.75 to £18.99.

Phantom Abyss

XBox Store Xbox X|S £18.99
Steam Store PC £16.75
App Store Mac -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/06/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: Mac, PC and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Adventure, Platform, Puzzle, Race and Sports)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Phantom Abyss (@PhantomAbyss)

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