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Wilderless (2020) is a traversal and exploration game where you are left to discover a fantasy world at your own pace without the usual hindrances. You run, jumping and glide your way around the landscape that unfolds beautifully before you. It stands out not only for how good it looks but its offering of a Zelda- or Skyrim-like world to explore with no enemies or quests, just endless miles of natural untamed wilderness.

It's a game that leans more on offering a playground or meditation space than what we usually expect from interactive entertainment. With simple controls, you are left to enjoy a world of quiet moments and stunning views, with golden sunsets behind sky-high mountains, flower-filled rolling green hills, and frost-covered tundra and frozen lakes.

At first, it feels like you are waiting for something to happen, but you soon settle into the more sedentary pace and enjoy the experience at your own speed. For children, this often becomes a storybook or playground world as they invent their own stories and adventures. For adults, it can offer a meditative experience of the wild. You can climb into a rowing boat and explore a lake. Take charge of a galleon. Transform into all manner of animals. Go swimming underwater. Fly as an eagle. Skate on a frozen lake.

The result is a game like no other. The world is generated as you play and offers more than 100,000 square km of wilderness. It's the freedom to roam, along with the sheer size of the place, that makes this somewhere you want to come back to again and again.

If you want more game and narrative in your exploration, there are also adventures:
  • Nimian Legends: Vandgels - An adventure of faith and mystery awaits in the frozen halls of Vandgels.
  • Nimian Legends: Brightridge - Open World exploration through the eyes of two young heroes.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wilderless 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Traversal game with Adventure and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. There is no start and end to the game. Most players like to dip in for a time before moving on. But you can play for as long as you want. To see everything would takes hundreds of hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young children can enjoy the game provided they are able to handle the touch screen controls. Adding a bluetooth (or holster) controller for the device can make this easier for the very young. Having an active imagination works well with the game, that offers something of a blank canvass for all sorts of (perhaps bedtime?) stories.


Wilderless usually costs £0.99 to £4.29.


Steam Store PC £4.29
Steam Store Mac £4.29
App Store iOS £2.49
Android Store Android £2.39

Wilderless Classic

App Store iOS £0.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/04/2020, updated in 2022

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Traversal (Adventure and Simulation)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Developer: Proto Pop (@ProtoPop)

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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