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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a brand-new platform adventure from some of the key creative talent behind 'Donkey Kong Country'. With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day!

Yooka and Laylee return for a platform hybrid adventure

Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform adventure from Playtonic Games! With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good, the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day.
To thwart his evil plan of using a “Hivemind” device to enslave an entire kingdom of bees, our heroes need to take the fight to Capital B’s “Impossible” Lair.
Things look tough, but with the help of Queen Phoebee and her Royal Beettalion , Yooka and Laylee might just have a chance!

2.5D Platforming!

Each level offers beautiful, rich visuals with detail and depth. Yooka, Laylee and a whole host of colourful characters (good and bad) are realised in stunning 2.5D

3D Overworld!

The overworld isn’t just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience! Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue the Royal Beettalion bees and find collectibles.

Alternate Level States!

Think you’ve got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. Hook up electricity, submerge them in water, freeze or literally flip them upside down for radically altered challenges!

Bee-at the Impossible Lair!

Players are free to tackle Capital B’s Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Beettalion.
Free them by completing levels and they will add to your defences when taking on Capital B’s dastardly traps!



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Extremely Fun
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Great for Beginners
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Playful Visuals
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Highly Recommended
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Amazing Storytelling


  • 82%
    Critics Recommend
  • 82
    Top Critic Average
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by David Jagneaux
8.7 / 10
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair brings the dynamic duo down to a 2.5D perspective to deliver one of the best platformers we've seen in years.
God is a Geek
by Chris White
9.5 / 10
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is one of the best 2D platformers available. If you're looking for something filled with refined gameplay and fun levels, this is it.
by Tom Phillips
Playtonic tightens up its nostalgic take on platforming and turns its eyes to the future.
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OSWindows 7 SP1 64-bit
OSWindows 10 64-bit
ProcessorIntel Core i3-2125 or AMD A8-6600K
Processor Intel Core i5-2550 or AMD FX-8120
Memory6 GB RAM
Memory7 GB RAM
GraphicsGeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 5770
GraphicsGeForce GTX 660 or Radeon R9 270
Storage6 GB available space
Storage8 GB available space
Requires Epic Games account
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, Chinese - Simplified, Polish
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Developed by Playtonic Games. © 2019. Published by Team17. Team17 is a trademark or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited.