Games Avatar Frontiers of Pandora review

Published on December 7th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Today, Ubisoft® announced that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is now available in Australia and New Zealand on Ubisoft+, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC through Ubisoft Connect, and releases worldwide on December 7. The game is rated M, and the standard edition is available for a RRP of $109.95 AUD.

Developed by Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft Studio* in close collaboration with James Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a first-person standalone adventure that takes place on the same timeline as the Avatar films, built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine.

“From the soundscape of Pandora to the living and reactive open world, every moment of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is designed to keep players immersed in this incredible world,” said Magnus Jansen, creative director at Massive. “We worked closely with the Avatar filmmakers to create a faithful extension of the Avatar universe while giving players a new setting and story to experience.”

Set in the Western Frontier, a never-before-seen continent, players can explore Pandora firsthand. With brand-new Na’vi clans, flora, and fauna, including a banshee companion to bond with and ride in the open skies, players can interact with the vibrant open world in single-player or online in two-player co-op. In Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, the human militaristic RDA corporation is back on Pandora and stripping away resources from the land and its inhabitants. Players will play as a Na’vi, born on Pandora but abducted as a child and raised away from Na’vi culture in an RDA training program. With Na’vi roots and a human upbringing, players will find themselves suddenly free only to feel like strangers in their homeland. Players must protect the Western Frontier from the RDA’s return, reconnect with their lost Na’vi heritage, and unite disparate clans for the greater good.

Across the expansive Western Frontier, players will meet unique clans who will teach them what it means to be Na’vi, such as honing their “Na’vi Senses,” mastering their strength to navigate the beautiful and dangerous open world, as well as upgrading their skills to push back the RDA; using traditional Na’vi weapons like bows for precision and spear-thrower for high impact; and forming a lifelong bond with a banshee – who can also be a powerful aerial combat ally. Players can leverage their human training and use weapons like stun grenades and employ multiple combat styles to fend off the RDA.

Players can customize their character with options including different body types and voices. As they journey across the Western Frontier and connect with their Na’vi heritage, players can equip more gear, craft better quality weapons, and upgrade skills to fit their playstyle. Customization also extends to the player’s banshee with unique gear pieces, and more.

PlayStation players will have free access to the Aranahe Warrior Pack. Season Pass owners will also have a bonus quest available at launch, and two-story packs that will be available in 2024 for players who want to continue their adventures on Pandora. Through Ubisoft+, players can access The Ultimate Edition, which includes the season pass, digital artbook, the Sarentu Heritage cosmetic pack, and the Sarentu Hunter equipment pack, valued at a RRP of AUD $189.95.

To transport players to Pandora at any given time, the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – Original Game Soundtrack  featuring music by Emmy-nominated conductor, composer, and performer Pinar Toprak, can be streamed, and purchased on December 8.

For more information about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora please visit or join the conversation on social media using hashtag #AvatarFrontiers. Check out the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Accessibility Spotlight to learn about the team’s approach to accessibility.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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