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Towerborne is a fighting adventure game where you take on repeated missions to defend humanity's final city from fantasy monsters. You use a variety of different weapon classes to attack enemies, and when you die, you start again but with all the loot you gained. It stands out for how it works this repeated death into the narrative, with characters remembering their past lives, and for its world that evolves over time as the developer extends the realms and their inhabitants.

In a magical fantasy world, monsters have overrun the towns and cities of the land, driving civilisation back to its final beacon of hope, the city tower of Belfry. As a fighter from the spirit realm, it's your job to rise up against this evil and defeat it, saving the world and becoming a true hero.

You set out on missions from Belfry into the surrounding land by yourself or with other players, and fight monsters in brawling combat with your arsenal of weapons in fast-paced combat. Weapons are divided into four distinct classes, each with its own benefits and drawbacks, so experimenting to find the best type for your play style is essential. You can recruit extra warriors called Umbra to join you, combining your powers for stronger attacks and unlocking unique abilities and skills.

When you die, you get reborn back at Belfry with all the loot, weapons, and upgrades you got on the previous run, in addition to the memories from your past life, letting you interact with characters in new ways and progress the narrative further. You then set out on your next adventure, progressing slightly further each time as you steadily grow in power.

The result is a game reminiscent of Castle Crashers but brought into the games-as-service era. It challenges you to experiment with different weapons, companions, and strategies, to find your optimal way to play. Gradually defeating more monsters each run as you watch your strength increase, then returning to Belfry to see the impact of your work, is hugely rewarding.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Towerborne 12 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Fighting game with Adventure and Narrative elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. You can play cooperatively with three other people, working together to defeat enemies and defend the Belfry.

Cross-Play: Play across Xbox and PC.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, and Crude Humor.
The developer provides the following Mature Content Description on Steam:
"This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content".

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. Combat requires a clear strategy and competent use of your weapons, with fast reactions and good timing being important.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.



Steam Store PC Coming Soon
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting (Adventure and Narrative)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Stoic Studio (@StoicStudio)

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