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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Teardown (2020) is a creative traversal game where you plan and execute a heist in fully destructible environments. Play involves knocking routes through the destructible buildings to set an escape route to steal the key cards. It’s an unusual game because you can destroy anything, it's real-world physics and the two phases of gameplay: prepare and execute.

Your objective is to collect the key cards that are hidden around the map. However taking one triggers the alarm, giving you only sixty seconds before you’re busted. You must plan your approach, and prepare the arena beforehand to have a chance of winning.

By destroying walls, creating platforms and driving vehicles, you can create a unique escape. This can be aided with the use of tools such as blow torches, sledgehammers, fire extinguishers, guns and explosives. If you fail you can simply restart the mission and plan a new route or strategy.

The campaign mode follows the story of you and your company, increasing in debt, as you perform various heists and missions closely linked with characters you meet along the way. You can also discover new tools and other hidden valuables to be used in later missions. The realistic yet pixel-like game creates an interactive and creative world to explore, with little or no limit to what you can achieve.

Our examiner, Thom Robertson, first checked Teardown 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Traversal game with Action, Creative, Puzzle, Strategy and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Time can vary depending on how long the player takes to plan and complete a level.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for use of bad language: ('prick'). The game also features combat against robotic enemies, which the player's character can defeat using their demolition tools.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Violence, Mild Science Fiction Themes.
As there are no people in the game, any violence is aimed at buildings and vehicles.

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. Because of the combination of working with real physics and carefully planning your route through the world ahead of time, this works well for older teenagers.


Teardown usually costs £24.99 to £25.99.


XBox Store Xbox X|S £24.99
Steam Store PC £25.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/10/2020, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Traversal (Action, Creative, Puzzle, Strategy and World Building)

Accessibility: 6 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Tuxedo Labs (@TuxedoLabs)

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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