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Identity V

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age 11+

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age 12+

good game but people on there can be really rude, annoying, and they'll say rude words and phrases without thinking about it, ESPECIALLY telling people to off themselves. And the game costs a lot if you want items and skins from the shop, here it's around $30 for one skin

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Easy to play/use
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 9+

Good game, nothing to worry about but take notice of this

The parent reviews are dumb... like really dumb- so here's my perspective :) Ive been playing since 2021 (late) and taken a few breaks, the game is VERY good - if your kid is interested in dead by daylight but- is a kid haha or is into mobile games this is for you. But please take notice as this is a gacha game (kinda gambling) you pay (sometimes) REAL money for cosmetics ingame - going from 10 -500 usd! Please take notice of that, make sure your kid knows the limits. As ive been a victim into spending a lot of money here (600+usd) i really dont wish this to anyone. The game has alot of ways to make you pay money. Dont get me wrong you can very much play the game without spending a penny :3 The skins or what some call outfits for FREE characters ingame are expensive (you can still save up for them by playing but its not possible for all skins). The second point is, the game doesnt have gore or blood- it doesnt even have swearing that i know of (can change due to current updates). But the global chats for players have alot of questionable stuff.... like really weird stuff (18+ weird stuff) its all jokes but take this info however you'd like. In short story - game overall amazing no gore, no blodd etc. Purchases ingame (gambling) OPTIONAL! Fandom (fans if you're not familiar with the word) is really weird and talks about sex jokes etc.) WILL BE EXPOSED INGAME DUE TO CHATS INGAME ^^^ I reccomend waiting to be over 11- But you can very much start at 9 if the kid knows how to controll their spendings

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Easy to play/use
age 14+

The game itself is. . . to be generous, alright, but, the community is something else

The violence aspect is fine as there is little to no violence. The community is one of the most toxic communities I've seen. People get told daily to off themselves and the chat filter is easy to pass by. The game also sexualizes its characters through provocative outfits ((Female Dancer's Kroto and Animal Tamer costumes and arguably Priestess's Samarah costume are some examples)) and although it makes sense for a dancer to wear such outfits, just the whole entire showroom for the Kroto skin is extremely sexualized in itself. The gameplay itself is also horrible. If you don't live in the US, the ping ((Aka how fast the signal transfers from your phone, to the servers and back to your phone)) is absolutely terrible and people keep lagging. Certain survivors are completely overpowered and some hunters are just forgotten about, making them impossible to play if you actually want to win. The rank system doesn't work well because often times, players get boosted into higher tiers and aren't ready for the next level ((Which drags everyone down))
age 9+

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Easy to play/use
age 12+

highly recommended

The gameplay itself is family friendly and has a little violence (hunters hitting survivors) but no gore at all. The character stories feature sensitive topics like death of loved ones, murder, drugs(perfumer's "euphoria") ect. but they're usually hard to understand (you have to look them up to understand the full story). The public chats and some usernames can be really inappropriate(idk how to spell that lol eng isn't my first language) and really toxic at times so i'd recommend younger kids to stay away from most chats that aren't in the match. There are in-app purchases but they aren't forced so you can play the game for free. In my opinion, it's a well-made, fun game (unless you have a bad internet connection x_x) but there are lots of imbalances that can make the game seem survivor sided (i've heard they're trying to fix that though). The tutorial doesn't explain everything so it's best to learn through experience :)

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Easy to play/use
age 12+

Pretty Fun

Its really fun, the beginning does have some curse words, the two i noticed were b*ullsh*t and f*ck. Thats all, its fun and scary. Good if youre looking for a horror game.

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Easy to play/use
age 8+

Amazing Game!

Amazing game!!!! The graphics the animations were great. I met a lot of great friends there :D Kids at the age of 8 or higher can totally play the game. It was SUPPOSED to be a horror game but it was really not that scary. When you play survivor you just ket chased by a person bigger than you. Nothing scary. When you play hunter you chase people and put them on those funny rocket chair, it contained tiny bit of violent but it was definetly fine to little kids. No need to feel bad for your kids to play it!

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Easy to play/use
age 11+

A great game - but be cautious!

Identity V, in itself, is not an inherently inappropriate game. In the main quick match part of the game, you work with others (teamwork) to escape the hunter if you are a survivor. If you play as the hunter, you try to catch the survivors and prevent them from escaping. There isn't any sort of blood or anything violent in that sort of sense. I'd recommend the game to young (mature) teens and above. If you're an adult seeing if they game is appropriate for your kid, IDV is, but there are some sensitive topics I'll discuss you may want to take note of. There are in-app purchases for currency called Echoes which can be used to buy things. You don't need them to get things in game, though; you can use Logic Points and Fragments which are totally free. The game does not try to show Echoes down your brain and are actually pretty good at letting you buy things in-game without any purchases. It should be noted the "essences" you open to get cosmetics and in-game items could be seen as "gambling" but it's just a standard gacha system featured in other games such as Genshin Impact. It's not bad but you should be aware that if you are an adult, your kid may want money to get something from one of these, and often they can be quite pricey! There is a chat system - a global chat, chat with friends, chat with people in your matches, etc. This is one part of the game you should be wary about if you want your experience to be appropriate. While usually the chats are pretty harmless, in the global chat in particular, there are sometimes conversations about unpleasant topics. These are not limited to sex/suggestive topics, racist/homophobic ideas and some slurs, bullying, etc. Of course, this does not represent all of the fanbase and you can block people and report them, but the chat is one of, if not the most toxic and most inappropriate part of the game itself. I would recommend just staying out of it and ignoring it. As a player who goes in the chats a lot myself, they don't really seem to bother me. This is why I'd recommend that players are mature to some degree. Another sort of questionable area are the backstories and the lore of the characters, survivors in particular. The survivors and hunters have their own backstories, and they aren't all sunshine and daisies. Some of them cover topics such as deaths of loved ones, violence, etc. These topics can be sort of serious and uncomfortable for some, but in general, I don't believe them to be bad. If you triggered by anything they could be unpleasant, but for an average person they shouldn't be too bad (sometimes it's even hard to figure out what's happening in their backstory without searching a proper explanation on it). Another important part is character designs. Some of the hunter designs, although relatively tame all around, and be unsettling to some people. The game is meant to be a sort of horror game so this should be expected. None of the hunter designs are too bad, but if you're sensitive, they may make you uncomfortable. Overall, I'm a big fan of Identity V and I think it's great for a wide variety of people. The game and mechanics are easy to learn and easy for all ages to play, my rating is just higher due to some of the sensitive topics it has. Of course, whether this game for you or not is totally up to your own opinion and you shouldn't just take my word for it. The game has a great and creative community and cast of characters, and I would highly recommend this game to others.

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Easy to play/use
age 12+

Fantastic, but be a bit cautious

I love Identity V and have been playing since last September. It’s not really scary and not the most challenging either, so younger kids would be able to play it just fine. The storyline, on the other hand, has much more adult themes, such as stalkers, cheating wives, hitmen, murder, etc. All of that is not including character backstories, which I’m mostly concerned about. Your kids might not understand it if they’re not researching the characters but it’s definitely notable. The character backstories include things such as murder, identity theft, racism, arson, stalkers, war, self harm, lost loved ones, ableism, discrimination, dying of illness, shock therapy, and many other crimes/horrific events. There’s no way to keep your kids from interaction with online players, who are mostly 13-19 year old teens, so your child will see inappropriate or controversial messages constantly. Overall, I’m sure it will be fine and you will have lots of fun playing, kiting, decoding, and hunting. I would highly recommend!!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+

Fun strategy game

Identity V is a lot of fun! Though there are chat & voice message systems in place (which could concern parents of young children) they're tedious to use and relatively easy to avoid, as well as being heavily censored to be more friendly towards the game's younger players. It's important to note that this is a gacha game, and there's a pay-to-win luck system with costumes (some limited) in seasonal or crossover essences. Though these essences can be earned for free through the logic path (which can be advanced through simply by playing the game), droprates for high-tier items are low and it could tempt players to spend money in order to pull for items they want. The game itself is free to play, and all characters are unlockable through saving clues (found on the logic path) or just outright buying them. No actual gameplay aspect is dependent on money, and you can get the full experience at no cost. While there is violence, it's honestly pretty minimal. Hunters hit survivors, but that's the essentially as far as it goes, seeing as there's no gore and no explicit death. When caught by the hunter, survivors are brought to & strapped into rocket chairs, which fly off and eliminate the survivor from the game when their timer runs out. The game does have some horror elements and some of the hunter designs might freak out younger kids (Smiley, Soul Weaver, Ripper, etc), but it definitely doesn't classify as outright scary (rather, more Coraline-esque). The tutorial is definitely lacking and a vast majority of the game's strategy will be learned through community teaching & experience rather than the game actually telling you, which can be an issue for newer players as they advance through the ranking system. While the game itself isn't exactly easy to play, it's far from impossible to learn. Regardless of faction (hunter or survivor), players will benefit from quick reflexes, communication skills, critical thinking and teamwork. The gameplay on its own has its appeal for its younger fanbase, but the character lore and backstories are also unlockable and available for Identity V's older audience, allowing for a broad range of players with differing interests.

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Too much consumerism