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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Severed Steel (2021) is a shooting game with a focus on movement. You charge through the destructible environments shooting and parrying attacks. You play as the one-armed protagonist, Steel, a nimble sharpshooter on a mission. It's like Doom meets Superhot by way of Mirror's Edge.

Play involves quick reactions and knife-edge decisions about to process. With the use of your weapons and steel-toed boots, you take on a superstructure full of bad guys. This encourages you to find unusual ways to parkour through the architecture by chaining together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides.

The action is fast and unrelenting. There is no reloading and now time to catch your breath. It's a heart-pumping rush where you must pick your shots well and be ready to pry a loaded weapon from your enemies' cold dead hands.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Severed Steel 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action and Race elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. The arcade levels are quicker to finish than the campaign levels that string together series of locations.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong violence and use of strong language. Human characters fall to the ground when shot, in a realistic manner, with blood effects shown. Some weapons cause characters to explode into blood and unidentifiable chunks. This game also contains use of strong language ('*!@?*'), as well as milder terms.

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. You need fast reactions to move around quickly and target the enemy.


Severed Steel usually costs £19.49.

Severed Steel

Steam Store PC £19.49
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/09/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action and Race)

Accessibility: 33 features

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

Developer: Digerati DM (@DigeratiDM)

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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