Common Sense Media says

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

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Adult Written byjoshua martinez October 31, 2013

not for kids.

beyond two souls is an average game based on the similar game that David cage made heavy rain stars with two familiar actors Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe but parents due to the mature themes beyond two souls is not for kids this game is only for adults and parents you need to know that beyond two souls has some intense violence many in which Players can punch and kick human enemies, choke them and break their necks, and use guns and knives to kill soldiers. Blood appears around wounds. Assuming the role of a ghost, players can possess enemies and make them kill themselves. There are also scenes of torture, and one scenario depicts a trio of men attacking a young woman in a failed attempt to rape her although there is no sex or nudity there is Another scene shows a character propositioning fellatio, and yet another has the player's character actively delivering a baby only side angles with bare thighs are shown there is constant strong language used and there is smoking and drinking used such as beer and marijuana.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written bydogmon2 October 14, 2013

VERY GOOD GAME

This Game is very good but not for young kids it has violence and kissing but not really any sex. You can cause much damage with Aiden (Jodie's inside friend) and you fight a lot as Jodie as well. This is a amazing game with an amazing story an I'm sure many people will love it.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byTJ Redeemer January 7, 2014

An EXPERIENCE filled with tears and jeers.

As an experience, Beyond: Two Souls is an intense and dramatic ride where you will laugh, cry, and mostly cry. But as a game, the challenge falls short- wait a second, that's right, there is none. Seriously, I'm pretty sure you can't die or fail at all in the game, even when you mess up the button prompts. It's not to say that Beyond is bad, it just shouldn't be considered a game. If you are a parent planing on buying the game for their child, here are some things you should know. And if you're anyone wanting to buy the game for yourself, stop reading and read another review because there are some major spoilers here. First, there are some very mature themes in this game, including, but not limited to child molestation, underage drinking, corrupted military officials, suicide, a mother having to give away her child, and of course, lots and lots of violence. It should be noted however that the player usually has a choice on how they can go about these situations. Although most bad situations inevitably happen anyway, the player still has some choice in the actions the protagonist takes. For example, in one scene the protagonist is at a party, and birthday girl offers you some beer. You have to option whether or not to actually drink it. As for sex, it really isn't anything you wouldn't see from a PG-13 movie. Jodie (the protagonist) gets naked a few times, but her breasts, butt, and private parts are never exposed. You have an option if you want to have sex or not, including a comment where Jodie says "We still have time before I have to go." to one of her possible love interests, but the sex itself is always cut out. There is also a scene where Jodie gets molested by three older men in her teens, but Aiden, the entity that is bound to her, kills them before they can do anything too graphic. Harsh language is also very frequent, especially from the main character, and can't be turned off. There is blood where it is necessary, and it also can't be turned off. The game (or whatever it's called) has a positive message at the end saying that loved ones will always be with you, even after they have passed. That being said, the game is also very depressing since nothing ever seems to go Jodie's way, and she can be seen frequently crying. This may not be a good idea if your teen is going through depression, because it might make them feel worse.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written bysusan boyle October 13, 2013

Good Game, But not up with the standards of their previous game, Heavy Rain

good game, Good Things,Great Story, Fantastic Graphics, Really Emotional,Ellen Page Bad Things, Combat Hard to understand, your character is invincible some bad acting
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byThe Parental Advisor October 29, 2013

Should be great for kids 10+

Ok so this game might seem bad at a first glance... It truly isn't. Although there is a lot of cussing in the game. Blood is in very small cuts and large "gore" as you would call it rarely happens and I am yet to see it happen. The violence is happening often but mostly it is fighting with your entity against other entity's. Even with fighting with Jodie, the main character, it's normally fist fighting and a gun is very rarely in her hand. Sexual activity is at a low even though some people would say otherwise. All in all this is an utterly amazing game. The game makes you feel emotional along with the characters and makes you feel IN the game. Amazing cut scenes, action, and visuals are great and I think that this game is great for kids.
Teen, 14 years old Written bylinas101 April 25, 2014

Beautful Story But Mature

this game besides its somewhat extremly innapropite game has the beautful storyline and acting and visuals enough to be an oscar award winning film
What other families should know
Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent Written byMichael Brown October 13, 2013

Beyond Two Souls

This Game Is amazing, But dissapointing, compared to i would give the game 6.5 their is one sex scene which is two people kissing, and a woman having a baby. The game is emotional but has many flaws. check out the ign review of beyond two souls, it will give you more information, but i wont let my chilldren play this
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byEV G. September 15, 2016

No worse than a typical DC/Marvel superhero movie

There is very occassional use of strong language, and a couple of sex scenes with very limited nudity. Other than that, this is basically very similar to a superhero movie or TV show. It touches on some difficult themes and issues such as bullying, homelessness, and CIA's covert military operations, which your kids may not understand or even pick up on. But it certainly isn't unsuitable for them to play it.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Teen, 13 years old Written byJordy4dawin July 23, 2016

Best

I think this game is brilliant it is good for most ages (12 and up)
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bymatos March 22, 2016

NOOT BAAD

nothing bad. okay one sex scene(and they have clothes on :D)and thats scene is nothing! In finland anomalisa is rated 12 and up and in anomalisa there is very realistic sex scene so why NOT! btw violence is not bad in this game
Adult Written byciarac1 March 13, 2016

Don't let kids under 18+ play this.

You should never let your kids under 18+ play this rated M (Mature) for 17 and up like me. I can play it because I'm a adult. 21 years of age. So, I admit in you not allowing your kids that are under the age of 21 and up. Beyond Two Souls does have cussing in like fu** and Sh** and bit**.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 9 and 17 year old Written byravenl November 9, 2015
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byThebombdotcom July 5, 2015

Amazing game but not for those under 14

While I this is an amazing game to play with an awesome back story, it is NOT a game for kids. Not only is there brief nudity (in one of the many endings) but there is implied sex. While the whole walking around in underwear isn't that big of a deal seeing that Jodie is wearing a shirt and you see worse at the beach, there are scenes that definitely aren't for kids 14 and under. I thought fifteen would be a good age seeing as they are most likely already in high school and exposed to many things.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written bythe cynic al June 11, 2014

1 out of 5 it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Kid, 11 years old January 13, 2014

Beyond: Two Souls good but not as interesting as Heavy Rain

From quantum dreams, Beyond two souls really impressed me as i was a big fan of heavy rain, i hoped high for David cage and i enjoyed every second of this game. This has action but be warned it is extremely creepy and scary with a couple of jump scares. I got really annoyed with the way it went forward and back in time but you'll understand the story.Is it better than Heavy Rain? NO! Heavy rain has a better story and controls but Jodie (Ellen Page) in beyond two souls CANNOT die. Still, exceptional execution of gameplay.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written bywillman72 November 28, 2013

a point and click

this is basically a point and click adventure though it has many themes this is fiction like and supernatural so unrealistic things happen like the paranormal friend in the game
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing