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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Thirsty Suitors (2023) is a narrative action game where you play Jala, back in her home town of Timber Hills to confront mistakes, make up with exes and reconcile cultural differences with her parents. Play involves talking to your parents and old friends, taking on rhythm challenges to beat suitors as well as skating and cooking. Running through this bombastic mix of action is a story about the pressures of parental expectation, the pain of romantic mistakes and the complexity of expressing who you really are.

"You've been reckless with other people's hearts for so long, it was only a matter of time before you wrecked your own," your mother says. "You *!@?* off your exes so much, they organised against you," adds your grandma. You work through the story by speaking to friends and family before confronting your ex-lovers in cinematic battles. Here you pick moves and attacks but must then press buttons in time with the rhythm to land your verbal right hooks.

As you progress you learn how to discern their emotional needs and vulnerabilities to use special skills to get under their skin. To do well you need to pay attention to what they are saying as much as which attack does the most damage. There's no holding back, but winning the fight is a chance to reconcile rather than bury these bygone lovers.

The battles are complemented by skateboarding and cooking challenges. For skateboarding you skate, grind, and wall-run to pull off intricate moves and combos. For cooking you try to impress your mom and repair your relationship by making a rich menu of delicious South Asian-inspired dishes.

The result is a frank and funny look at growing up, facing teenage mistakes and understanding yourself. It shines a light on underrepresented culture and themes to tell a specific story that feels genuine and believable.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Thirsty Suitors 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 9 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Fighting game with Action, Narrative, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Sports and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for scenes of a sexual nature and use of bad language. The game focuses on relationships and there are examples of sexual innuendo, including a comic discussion about a sex toy. The game also features use of bad language, including '*!@?*', '*!@?*', '*!@?*' and 'goddamn'. The game also features turn-based combat in which characters use magical abilities to attack each other. The violence is non-realistic in nature. Characters flinch and recoil when hit, with colours appearing to indicate impacts, although there is never any injury detail. One attack shows characters being flattened but they then pop up again as if nothing happened.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Themes, Mild Sexual References, Mild Coarse Language.

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. You need to have good reactions for the time-based combat and skate boarding. To follow the story you need to appreciate the romantic elements of the narrative.

CostsCosts

Thirsty Suitors usually costs £23.99 to £24.99. 

Thirsty Suitors

Switch Store Switch £24.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £23.99 £15.83 until 03/06/2024
PlayStation Store PS5 £24.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/11/2023

Price: 34% off

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Fighting (Action, Narrative, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Sports and Traversal)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Outerloop Games (@OuterloopGames)


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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