Tales of Kenzera: Zau – Game Length, Number of Chapters & Trophy List

Tales of Kenzera: Zau

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU is a new Metroidvania-type video game developed by Surgent Studios and published by Electronic Arts. 

The game, which was released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S on 23 April 2024, has gained mostly positive reviews, with critics praising this title for the deep emotional storytelling, enjoyable gameplay, and masterful use of colour and music. 

You can read our review of Tales of Kenzera Zau here

PS5 players with a PS Plus subscription can stream or download the game for free. Players on other systems will have to buy the game but as it’s priced fairly cheaply, it shouldn’t break the bank for any gamer wanting to give it a go. 

In terms of graphics and gameplay, Tales of Kenzaru Zau is certainly worth the money. But what about game length? Not every gamer wants to buy a game, no matter how cheap it might be, if it’s over in a couple of hours.

In this article, we will give you more information about game length, chapters, and trophies.

What is Tales of Kenzera Zau about?

Tales of Kenzera Zau is a thrilling single-player title with a mix of combat, platforming, and emotional storytelling.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Brave the beautiful and treacherous land of Kenzera with the God of Death in Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU, a thrilling Metroidvania-style adventure crafted by Surgent Studios.

A grieving boy begins to read a Bantu tale written by his late father. Adventure into the lands of Kenzera as Zau, a young shaman who bargains with the God of death to bring his Baba back from darkness. With your cosmic powers and untried courage, you advance into unknown mythological lands. Will you embrace the dance of the shaman?

Embark on a poignant single-player story shaped by actor Abubakar Salim’s own experience with grief, discovering how love gives us the courage to press on after devastating loss. Wield powers from the Sun and the Moon to defeat restless spirits in rhythmic combat and become a worthy Nganga: a spiritual healer.” (source)

How many chapters are in Tales of Kenzera Zau?

Tales of Kenzera Zau is split up into 4 different chapters, with each chapter focussing on a different area and a boss to overcome.

Each chapter takes around 2-3 hours to complete, with a lot of backtracking once you acquire the skills to navigate previously hard-to-reach areas.

How long is Tales of Kenzera Zau?

If you aim to see everything the game has to offer, Tales of Kenzera Zau will take you around 10-12 hours to complete. If you decide to rush through the story (and play on the ‘relaxed’ difficulty setting), the game will likely take you around 7 hours to finish. 

There are no side quests to complete but each level is fully explorable, so your time with the game will depend on whether or not you decide to go off the beaten path to find every single collectable.

How many trophies are in Tales of Kenzera Zau?

Tales of Kenzera Zau has 20 trophies to collect –  5 bronze, 6 silver, 8 gold, and 1 platinum. 

With the exception of the platinum trophy, these are the equivalent of the achievements found on PC and Xbox.

Tales of Kenzera Zau trophy list


Whole Again – Collect All Trophies


A Father and a Son – Complete Act 3

The End of Another – Complete Act 4

Lore of the Land – Unlock all Codex entries

Listen and Learn – Collect all Echoes

Know Thyself – Complete all Reflections

The Art of Trinketry – Collect all Trinkets

A Warrior’s Way – Complete all Spirit Rituals

Shaman of All Trades – Upgrade all Skills


Honour the Ancestors – Unlock all Abilities

Perk Up – Unlock all Trinket Slots

Soulful – Unlock all Spirit Segments

I am the Sun – Defeat 4 enemies with a single Supernova

A Once Black Sky – Complete Act 1

A Fear Within – Complete Act 2


Hear my Plea – Begin Zau’s journey with Kalunga

Run, Shaman, Run… – Survive the Kikiyaon chase

Evening the Odds – Equip a Trinket

Quick Draw – Perfect Recharge 10 times

I am the Moon – Defeat 4 enemies with a single Lunar Blast

Have you played Tales of Kenzera Zau? How long did it take you to beat the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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