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Unusual Findings (2022) is a point-and-click adventure set in a Speilberg-Esque 1980s where three friends uncover mysteries in their hometown. You play by investigating each area, finding items and talking to people, but unusually this is a point-and-click game where your decisions change the story and ending.

It's the 80s and the Christmas is coming, Vinny, Nick and Tony are trying to decrypt a pay-per-view adult channel when they pick up the distress signal of an alien spaceship. Things go from strange to creepy when they realise the alien is killing very specific members of their community.

You explore each scene to move the story forwards. Each area is full of pop culture nostalgia of the era. You investigate the Video Buster Store, play games at the Laser Llamas Arcades, learn new tricks at The Emerald Sword comic store and even talk to the punk-looking Lost Boys at their hideout.

As you progress you soon realise your decisions matter. How the three friends interact with each other affects their friendship and the wider narrative, changing the way they solve the game puzzles, the locations they visit and the answers they find.

The result is a game that achieves its desire to be an ode to 80s classics The Goonies, The Explorers, Monster Squad, The Lost Boys, They Live, Terminator, and even Aliens. But more than that, it tells a compelling story about three friends dealing with things the way three friends of this era always had to - with radical synthesizer music in the background, their wits and tongue-in-cheek humour.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Unusual Findings 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence, Sexual Innuendo, Mild Swearing.

The developers state that this Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content. At one point a figure is electrocuted so you see the bones of their skeleton and then explodes in to a blue spray that covers the walls.

Skill Level

9+ 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. Younger players need to persevere and search systematically to solve puzzles. They also need to deal with quite a bit of reading and making choices about dialogue that impact the story.

CostsCosts

Unusual Findings usually costs £16.75.
 

Unusual Findings

Steam Store PC £16.75
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/10/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Epic L Lama Games (@EpicLLamaGames)


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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