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Play OverviewPlay Overview

ScourgeBringer (2020) is a fast running jumping and shooting game. You play Kyhra who must slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past. It's hard and unforgiving, but offers a free flowing exploration and battling that can be tailored to suit most abilities.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world you navigate and battle through ancient machines. The action is fast, frantic and a little overwhelming at first. But as you progress and acclimatise to the pace (and use the great accessibility options if you like) an unusual and compelling experience can be found.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Dead Cells and Celeste, play involves jumping around each single-screen area to take on enemies with slashing and shooting weapons. It's a lot to take in at first, but as you improve the game creates a real sense of flow and free motion.

As with other roguelike platform games, the difficulty is intentional. Half the fun is attempting the big challenge getting as far as you can and then (inevitably) dying. This takes you back to the start but with a slightly progressed character and more experience for your next run. Like Doom, your best form of defence here is attack -- and often getting close to enemies. Add to this the sheer variety of enemies, pin-point precision of the dodging and shooting and you have an exciting and engaging experience.

As you progress and explore during each of your runs through the game, you discover unspeakable enemies, giant bosses and new secret powers. You can upgrade in the shop between goes, and gain enhancements for your current run by finding these hidden items.

ScourgeBringer doubles down on this difficulty by forcing you to focus on offence rather than caution. The movement and fast enemies require you to learn the controls well enough to let your instincts guide you. If you manage that it can become fluid and almost balletic experience.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked ScourgeBringer 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Fighting 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 11 hours and 16 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence towards fantasy characters. This game features moderate violence against fantasy enemies. When hit with bladed weapons and projectiles, blood effects are shown. The blood droplets can be collected to purchase items in the game.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Coarse Language.

Skill Level

9+ 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. Younger players need to have fast reactions and be able to quickly decide how to take on enemies in each screen. You need to rapidly move around the level, working with momentum and flow. Working with your various attacks helps, but you also need to be able to cope with suddenly dying.

CostsCosts

ScourgeBringer usually costs £5.99 to £15.29.
 

ScourgeBringer

Switch Store Switch £15.29
XBox Store PC £14.24
Steam Store PC £13.49
Steam Store Mac £13.49
PlayStation Store PS5 £13.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £13.99
App Store iOS £5.99

ScourgeBringer

XBox Store Xbox One £14.24
XBox Store PC £14.24
Android Store Android £5.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/02/2020, updated in 2024

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 32 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Flying Oak Games (@FlyingOakGames)


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