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Undertale (2015) is a 2D adventure game where you don't have to kill anyone. Providing you with unique ways to avoid combat, from dancing with a slime to whispering your deepest secret to a knight. However, you could just ignore this option and rain destruction everywhere you go. Pacifist or not, Undertale has a unique "combat" mechanism. To complete an action you must avoid a variety of projectiles.

In Undertale you take the role of a child who has fallen into the long-forgotten monster realm. It is your goal to escape and return to the human world, along the way you'll meet many characters that you can befriend (or not). To assist you on your journey.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Undertale 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Role-Play game with Action, Communication and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for infrequent pictures and sounds likely to be horrifying. Eerie music and sound effects paired with disturbing visuals create an unsettling atmosphere.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Use of Tobacco.

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. This cult hit requires a wide range of gameplay skills as it visits many genres. Very young players may find this overwhelming, but with time can get to grips (and likely fall in love with) this bizarre bastion of peculiar gaming storytelling.


Undertale usually costs £6.99 to £12.49.


Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99 Free

PS Plus Extra


XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
Switch Store Switch £11.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/09/2015, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Role-Play (Action, Communication and Traversal)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Toby Fox (@TobyFox)

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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