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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Relic Hunters (2020) is a shooting game where you play the crew of the Spaceheart as they run, gun, and dodge their way through waves of colourful aliens to recover ancient relics from the evil Ducans. It stands out because of the frantic shooting and looting action.

You play one of the Relic Hunters and explore each area to kill enemies and find treasure and equipment. You choose from a range of characters that you control with two-sticks - one for movement and one for shooting.

Each of the seven characters has different stats, skills, and outfits. You can also customise your experience with lots of different play modes. The Adventure mode takes you through 12 levels to find relics and items. The Endless mode focuses on grinding through collecting currency. Storm mode steadily increases the difficulty and chaos.

It's a game that has been around for a long time. Many of the enhancements and developments come from community feedback. To that end you can take on daily content to test your combat rank against others online. There's also a couch co-op for 2 players.

There are different versions of the game available:
  • Relic Hunters Zero (2015) PC
  • Relic Hunters Zero Remix (2020) Switch 2 Players
  • Relic Hunters Rebels (2022) iOS, Android 4 Players
  • Relic Hunters Legend (2023) PC 4 Players.

The result is a frantic game that's fun to replay. It's short and sweet. But a game that you need to play for a long time to become really skilled at, particularly if you are going to master the wide range of guns.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Relic Hunters 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Relic Hunters. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Adventure and Collecting elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete. To master and see everything can take towards 30 hours.

BenefitsBenefits

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Relic Hunters Legend is rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence. When characters are shot, they react in an unrealistic manner, with the damage inflicted shown as a number value and a corresponding reduction in their health gauge. There are no blood effects. Fantasy characters disappear after a short period of time, whereas the player’s character remains visible on the ground before the level restarts.

Rated for younger players in the US. Relic Hunters Legend is Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood. Players explore whimsical environments while battling fantastical creatures (e.g., worms, flying insects, slime monsters) in ranged and melee combat. Players use cartoony blasters/guns that fire colourful projectiles at enemies; combat is highlighted by impact sounds, light effects, and dwindling health bars. One sequence depicts duck characters drinking punch and champagne while red-faced and hiccupping; other characters describe them as “drunk” and “wasted.”

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

CostsCosts

Relic Hunters usually costs £0 to £12.79. 

Relic Hunters Legend

Steam Store PC £12.79

Relic Hunters Zero: Remix

Steam Store PC Free

Relic Hunters Rebels

Android Store Android Free Free

Netflix

App Store iOS Free Free

Netflix

Relic Hunters

Switch Store Switch -
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items, in the form of in-game currency which can used to purchase other items, mostly cosmetic. Some parents or carers may want to be aware of this. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/05/2020, updated in 2015

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: Rogue Snail (@RogueSnail)


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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