Parents' Guide to

Beyond: Two Souls

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bold, film-like, story-driven game with very mature themes.

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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 11 parent reviews

age 3+


No blood no gore no swears

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 2+

I know another review said this

As another reviewer says if they already now about it should be fine. If your child is ok when it comes to violence it’s a great game!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (21):

The key to enjoying this complex, genre-bending adventure is to go in with an open mind and not expect a traditional gaming experience. Like Quantic Dream's previous game Heavy Rain, the goal in Beyond: Two Souls is to relate an engrossing and emotional story that makes players feel for the characters the same way they would those in a movie or TV show -- perhaps even more, since you're controlling one of them. The motion-captured performances of the 150 actors involved -- including Hollywood stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe -- result in what is probably the most photo-realistic presentation of human characters yet seen in a game. The performances are incredibly well-done, handled by actors that are clearly bringing their talent to a complicated script. Knowing that there are multiple outcomes in the plot, as well as the ability to explore new sections of this story by making a separate choice, lets the tale develop in very interesting ways.

The only potential downfall is that this twist-filled, anachronistically told tale of a young woman coming to grips with her supernatural talents is perhaps a little too predictable. Astute players likely will have some idea of the twists -- and their resolutions -- well before they happen. But that doesn't make one care any less about the game's troubled personalities. As with many stories, the bulk of the fun in Beyond: Two Souls is found in its journey rather than its conclusion.

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