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The Touryst (2019) is a puzzle-based adventure, where you seek to unlock the mysteries of an archipelago of sun-drenched islands. That's if you want to, because the adventure can wait if you'd rather soak up the sun and make the most of your time away by indulging in a little scuba-diving or spelunking; all of which is brought to life with a uniquely beautiful take on games from years ago.

The open-world nature of the game allows you to move around at your own pace, but as you engage with the main story, the secrets of the islands become yours to explore. Each island hosts a strange alien ruin, which presents the player with a variety of puzzle and platforming challenges set across a number of rooms. Complete the rooms and find the alien energy core from each island to solve the mystery.

As mini recreations of real-world places, the islands each have their own unique theme and activities. Ybiza is the beach party island, complete with its own dance floor and partygoers, while Hawayy is everything you'd expect from a hula-inspired recreation of Hawaii. The volcanic Fijy, Greek-themed Santoryn and central Leysure Island provide the game with plenty of variety.

The more you explore the islands, the more fun mini-game activities you'll find to complement the light puzzle element of the main story. The mini-games are made more interesting by the injection of additional challenges that can be found dotted around the island, so it pays to explore every nook and cranny.

Our examiner, Wesley Williams, first checked The Touryst 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Puzzle game with Collecting and Platform elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 8 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 for occasional very mild violence in a comical or abstract context. There are some moments of very mild violence. For example, some of the mysterious monuments feature tentacled 'boss' creatures that can push the player's character but not really cause harm. If the player swims too far from the islands, a shark may eat you, although this is not depicted in a detailed manner.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The adventure and exploration aspect of the game works well from a younger age. But to progress through some of the puzzles and defeat the bosses you need some quick reactions and fast-thinking skills.

CostsCosts

The Touryst usually costs £8.37 to £17.99.
 

The Touryst

XBox Store Xbox One £8.37
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Switch Store Switch £17.99
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/11/2019, updated in 2023

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle (Collecting and Platform)

Accessibility: 8 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks and Open World

Developer: Shinen Games (@ShinenGames)


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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