Bendy and the Ink Machine

Game review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Freaky first-person adventure full of animated jump scares.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 98 reviews

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Why is this bad?

Bendy and the ink machine may have only 1 satanic ritual in the game itself but you can move your child away from those cutscenes if needed. My son finds this game interesting and tells me it isn't bad at all. There is no bloodshed or inappropriate scenes in the game except for the ritual which has been given a solution. To all parents who may feel worried or stressed about their child on certain games check my other reviews on other games!

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use

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