Parents' Guide to

Battlefield V

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Epic, violent WWII shooter targets soldiers' emotional toll.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 12+

Not as bad as it seems.

The first thing parents need to know is that common sense is over exagerating. This game should have been givin a T rating, cause its just like Star Wars Battlefront, with great graphics and little gore. When you shoot someone, a small splash of blood will fly up and then dissapear. I think the main problem with this game is the swearing. Unlike COD, theres no option to turn down the language but you can for the violence. The language isint that bad, just the everyday language you hear on the middle school playground. If you heard bad words before and wont use them than this game is FINE. Thank you for taking time to read this review.
age 10+

Its pretty good.

alright, to start this off, this is probably my least favorite battlefield game. and number two, common sense is very strict. like it probably has the most lanuage out of any battlefield game, but eh, i dont really care about language. it also has blood and violence like any other battlefield game. by the way, i dont care about violence, consumerism, or language. but what I do care about, is sex. and none of these battlefield games have sex so yay. Thats why im so leanient. your welcome! :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (59 ):

This epic shooter takes combat and evolves it to full-scale digital warfare, while also adding a personal touch to highlight the struggles of characters fighting these battles. Battlefield V returns the series to its roots and revisits World War II with a presentation that's nothing short of breathtaking. The game has an almost unparalleled level of detail. From the colorful French farmlands of Arras to the snow-covered peaks of the Norwegian port of Narvik, it covers a range of locales in high definition. But the level of detail goes beyond environment, as you listen in on chatter between soldiers and hear the cries for help from wounded in battle. You can't help but feel transported back in time to these moments when history was made.

The Battlefield series is known for how it handles large-scale multiplayer skirmishes, and Battlefield V adds to that experience with tweaks that fans will truly admire. There's a heavier focus on teamwork, not just in your own squad but among all of your allies. Downed soldiers can now be revived by any teammate to get back into action, and anyone can reinforce positions by building makeshift fortifications as cover. Of course, specializing in certain roles (such as Medic or Support) shaves precious time off these tasks and gives access to other abilities to turn the tide of battle. Despite the epic scale of these matches, you never feel like you haven't contributed to your side's efforts. But it's not all about multiplayer. War, by its nature, is never easy and always leaves an indelible mark on those it touches. That comes through in the game's emotionally charged War Stories, which make their return from Battlefield 1. These single-player mini-campaigns focus not on the frontline action most people are familiar with. Instead, they take a close and personal look at the lesser-known fronts, and the individual impact the war had on those who fought. These anthology-style missions scale back much of the action and add a much more humanizing layer to the gameplay. You feel the tension and the anxiety of these characters, and their sacrifices linger with you long after their stories end. Battlefield V is as complete a World War II experience as you're likely to find, and yet there's still more to come, thanks to a series of downloadable content updates to be made available for free. Battlefield V is not only a testament to the harsh realities of World War II, but also a reminder of the emotional toll it took on those who fought ... and a glimpse at the courage it took to fight for something greater and to hold onto hope for a better tomorrow.

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