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Play OverviewPlay Overview

The Last Campfire (2020), from the same developer as Lost Winds, is an adventure about Ember who is searching for meaning and a way home. As you travel you take a flame with you to the world, lighting torches, bringing life to creatures exploring and solving environmental puzzles to progress. It stands out for offering an adventure challenge without the usual violent combat and for its cleverly crafted puzzles.

The world is beautiful in its cartoon depiction and full of wilderness, lost folk, strange creatures and mysterious ruins. Play involves exploring the world to discover a way forward and solving environmental puzzles to open those routes and doors for Ember.

As you progress you discover special abilities, items and interactions that let you solve puzzles in new ways. For example, your telekinetic ability lets you manipulate objects from a distance so you can access switches and levers you can't touch.

The result is a game that tells a grand adventure story but avoids feeling overwhelming or too complex. You are limited to walking, running and picking things up but these actions are put to ingenious use and make each area like a jewellery box of puzzles to be slowly discovered as you investigate.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Last Campfire 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Puzzle game with Narrative, Platform and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 and a half hours and 7 hours to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Being able to progress at their own pace, while also finding satisfying puzzles is a good fit for young children. Provided children enjoy a bit of tension and excitement this is a beautiful game to share with them, even from a young age.

CostsCosts

The Last Campfire usually costs £12.79 to £13.49. 

The Last Campfire

Switch StoreSALE Switch £13.49 £1.34 until 29/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE PC £12.79 £1.27 until 29/07/2024
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

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

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/08/2020

Price: 90% off

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle (Narrative, Platform and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Hello Games (@HelloGames)


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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