Parents' Guide to


By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature, graphic brawler about a witch fighting angels.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 2+

Appropriate for emotionally mature people

This game is very high quality, even though it released nearly 15 years ago. Me and my son often play it together, and its a very fun time. This game may have some mature elements, however, let me explain them. When Bayonetta uses attacks, it takes away some of her clothing, but nothing explicit is ever shown. As for language, Bayonetta will say 'flock off' instead of the stronger word, which is clever. Violence is a key part of gameplay, but it is not against humans but against evil creatures who are trying to kill Bayonetta. Its definitely a very fun game, and if your kids are emotionally mature enough and can handle things like this, you should let them play.
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age 18+
Don't even think about playing this game is disg*sting once you think of it, you are going to be sexually attracted to them. It causes rumination of pornography. Even if you grow up over 21 , Don't play. No charm at all. Even in naive angel mode bayonetta is Too sexy. So it's true

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (20):

Yes, Bayonetta is good, but only if you enjoy over-the-top, visceral action. Bayonetta's set of double-barrel guns, which are held in her hands and strapped to both ankles, each have their own name -- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme -- and as such, are referred to as "Scarborough Fair." Couple this with outrageous acrobatics and you can imagine the devastating attacks on enemies. Other weapons are available, too, such as a glowing katana sword or items left behind by angels, and all are upgradeable. Bayonetta can even use her long hair to call forth creatures, temporarily transform her into beasts, or fly her into the air. Expect plenty of camera angles, slow-motion effects, and over-the-top moves that would even make Quentin Tarantino grin with delight. Be forewarned: your thumbs are in for a serious workout. If you're up for the challenge, Sega's Bayonetta is a good pick for mature players who prefer fast and cinematic action, wild environments, and fantastic moves.

NOTE: The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game are the same.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: January 5, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: February 11, 2021

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