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Virginia (2016) is a mystery adventure game where you play a graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver as she investigates her first case: the disappearance of a boy in rural Virginia. You explore the world and find clues to solve the crime, all the time aware that other powers are afoot.

Set in a fictionalised Virginia in 1992, you and your partner, special agent Maria Halperin, travel from location to location interacting with characters and potential clues in the environment. However, as you look into the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax, your trust in your partner is tested. And there's unnerving supernatural goings on.

Along with the film-like pacing and visuals, Virginia is unusual for its omission of any dialogue. Instead, Virginia tells its story through the physicality of characters and the world you pass through.

What results is a game that creates space for thinking and observation. Like Dale Bartholomew Cooper from Twin Peaks, your investigation runs on intuition and instinct rather than puzzle-solving and reason that other games often resort to. Here you proceed by letting yourself get wrapped up in the world of Virginia which, at the same time, is to get lost in someone else's head.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Virginia 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Communication game with Narrative and Point-and-Click elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for depictions of minor realistic violence towards humans. The game also features (hand) gestures that could be regarded as offensive. In one scene, someone raises their middle finger towards another person. Other scenes feature mild violence, with characters being pushed over or slapped in the face. The game features drug references. For instance, your character finds a room filled with paraphernalia such as a hookah pipe and a bottle marked LSD. She is also seen ingesting an unidentified substance which results in a hallucination.


Virginia usually costs £6.99.


Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/11/2016

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Variable State (@VariableState)

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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