What parents need to know
Dead Cells is a roguelike video game developed by Motion Twin and published by Playdigious. It was released in August 2018 on PC and video game consoles such as Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game consists of fighting enemies and exploring randomly generated levels while unlocking new weapons, equipment and abilities to upgrade your character.
Parents should know that Dead Cells is quite a violent game, players have to fight monsters and bosses to progress in the game. The fights can be bloody and violent, but they take place in a fantasy context and are not real. The game contains scenes of moderate violence.
There is also some difficulty in the game, as it is designed to be a rogue-like, players start their progress from the beginning after each death, so it is important to remind children not to get discouraged and persevere.
The game is a single-player game, there is no online interaction, so parents don’t have to worry about this aspect.
In summary, Dead Cells is a roguelike game with a high content of action, parents should be aware of the violence present in the game and the difficulty inherent in this type of game. It’s important to monitor how much time children spend playing the game and make sure they’re comfortable with violent content.
Release date: 7 August 2018
Developed by: Motion Twin
Published by: Motion Twin / Playdigious
Platforms: PC (Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch
Game Type: Action/2D Platforms
Themes: Death, humor, knives, cannons, medieval
Average duration of a game: 15 minutes
Total lifespan of the game: 14 hours to complete the main story. 86 hours to complete everything.
Business model: Just need to buy the game once. Extensions exist.
Languages available: French and English in particular
Number of players: 1 local player
– in digital format (download to the console or computer)
– or physical format (Blu-Ray, cartridge)
Very difficult voluntarily. The game wants you to lose repeatedly. There are a few accessibility options that can make the experience more enjoyable though.
Violence, fear, nudity?
Presence of blood, bloody body parts. Players and enemies use punches, kicks, projectiles, knives, firearms, fire attacks, ice, electricity to confront each other.
Language level used
A lot of humor, second degree, mockery of the main character when he makes a mistake or dies. The word “sh*t” appears in the game.
Minimum reading level required
Requires reading for years.
Additional costs ?
Several extensions are available for purchase. They are completely optional but allow to extend the adventure for players who would have enjoyed the experience.
Minimum level of execution on the controller required
Very easy to play but difficult to master.
Dead Cells is an excellent game, very playable with a lot of content, but which requires you to repeat the same events many times in order to triumph. To unlock the various bonuses, you also have to overcome many very difficult obstacles.
Reserved for the most experienced players.
More information about the game: Official game page