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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019) is an adventure fighting game set in the Sengoku period in Japan. You play a shinobi known as Wolf, who has lost an arm, as he attempts to take revenge on a samurai clan who attacked him and kidnapped his lord.

It's known as a game that requires great skill and doesn't have accessible difficulty levels. You must learn stealth, exploration, and combat, with a particular emphasis on boss battles. Because of this, it has been compared to the Dark Souls games which are equally challenging.

You play from a third-person view and compact is both high impact and intricate. However, unlike other games that are a test of strength and reflexes, learning Sekiro's combat takes the interaction in an almost balletic direction. It's really hard, but as you master the mechanics there is huge satisfaction in dispatching an enemy efficiently.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Fighting game with Action, Narrative and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 28 hours and 38 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game is rated PEGI 18 which restricts availability to adults only. This rating has been given due to depictions of strong graphic violence towards human-like characters.

This game contains frequent depictions of gross violence towards human-like and fantasy characters. Violence in the game is often paired with very strong blood and gore effects. Characters react realistically towards the violence by screaming and grunting in pain. Large amounts of blood appear on impact of attacks. Characters are frequently impaled through the chest, face and eyes. Some of the deaths towards fantasy creatures are particularly strong with bloody decapitation is dismemberment.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence.

Skill Level

15+ 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. Highly challenging sword play and difficult enemies. Unlike other Souls games you can't rely on magic of other characters to help. If you meet a boss you can’t beat you simply have to keep trying to beat them until you have memorized their attack patterns.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice usually costs £49.90.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Steam Store PC £49.90
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/03/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Fighting (Action, Narrative and Strategy)

Accessibility: 8 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: From Software PR (@FromSoftware_PR)

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