We’d kinda forgotten about El Hijo after its original announcement back in 2018 had it slated for a 2019 release. But here were are and following on from a late 2020 launch on PC and Google Stadia, El Hijo has come to console, bringing his stealthy ways to Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch (along with that previous PC drop), El Hijo is a non-combat, violence-less stealthy swipe through the Wild West. It sees you placed into the shoes of a young kid as he attempts to prove that the wit of a child is enough to allow him to be reunited with his mother.
What plays out is a delightful little puzzler. It’s full of tricky tests of the mind as you attempt to see the youngster worm his way past monks, cowboys and more, sticking to the shadows where possible, and making the most of distraction techniques and environmental hazards throughout. You’ll be able to do this be utilising El Hijo’s ‘toys’ – using them as distraction techniques in hope that this 6-year old can continue to get closer to his goal.
- Survive the Wild West with the cleverness of a young hero
- Explore dark monasteries, deserts and boomtowns in a spaghetti-western world
- Merge with the shadows to hide from the lawless
- Solve playfully tricky environmental puzzles
- Use a playful arsenal of tactical toys to bypass and distract diverse desperadoes
- Inspire other children towards the path to freedom
- Enjoy the gripping storyline of a brave son searching for his mother
With some tight puzzling gameplay, a nice use of light, and fun ideas that bring substance to the adventure, El Hijo is possibly one you should consider downloading right now. The £16.74 price is pretty tempting too, yet if you are unsure, keep and eye out for our full review of El Hijo on Xbox Series X|S. It’ll be live in the coming days.
Should you be up for a download of this little adventure, get over to the store of your choosing. You’ll find the game available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
“El Hijo – A Wild West Tale” is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a young boy on his quest to find his mother. As a six-year-old, “El Hijo” must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence, becomes more cunning and, along with it, finds more schemes to get past his foes. His epic journey will lead him through a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert, and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy. The journey begins, when a farmer and her son are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave the boy at a secluded monastery to protect him. However, the place doesn’t feel right and he plans his escape. “El Hijo – A Wild West Tale” is a non-violent stealth game in which you rely on the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Using the shadows to his advantage is the core element of the game, as “El Hijo” will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that “El Hijo” must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.