Yooka-Laylee (2017)


About This Game

Yooka-Laylee is a platform game published by Team17 in 2017 for Linux, macOS, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Playtonic Games, a group of former key personnel from Rare, Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to their series Banjo-Kazooie released for the Nintendo 64 nearly 20 years prior. To develop the game, Playtonic Games initiated a Kickstarter campaign that attracted significant media coverage and raised over a record-breaking GB£2 million. The game follows chameleon Yooka and bat Laylee on their quest to retrieve a magical book from an evil corporation.

Yooka-Laylee received mixed reviews, with critics divided on whether emulating its predecessors was enough to make it a successful game, or whether it was purely trying to capitalise on nostalgia. While most critics agreed that it captured the essence of earlier platformers, they also pointed out technical shortcomings and outdated gameplay.

Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka and Laylee embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B!

  • OUR NEW BUDDY DUO: Yooka and Laylee boast an awesome arsenal of abilities built for platforming fun!
  • CARVE YOUR PATH: Unlock moves with freedom and choose to expand your favourite worlds into even larger playgrounds!
  • A MODERN COLLECT-EM-UP: Seek out a roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core!
  • A CAST TO LAST: Meet a memorable cast of characters destined to endure in future Playtonic adventures!
  • LOTS MORE: Discover epic boss fights, mine cart challenges, co-op mode, unique multiplayer games and more!

Game Details

Genre Action – Adventure – Platformer
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.9.5+) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Text only: Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano, русский
Released April 11, 2017
Size 4.3 GB
Company Team17 Digital / Team17 Digital


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Intel i5-2500 3.3GHz
Graphics: NVidia GTS450 / AMD Radeon 6850HD
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 9GB
Mouse, Keyboard

Minimum system requirements – Mac:

10.9.5 or later
Processor: Intel i5 @ 2.7GHz
Graphics: GeForce 640M
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 9GB
Mouse, Keyboard

Minimum system requirements – Linux:

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04
Processor: Intel i5-2500 3.3GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia GTS450 / AMD Radeon 6850HD
Storage: 9 GB
Mouse, Keyboard