Danganronpa 1-2 Reload

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

High school is a killer in grisly, mature murder mysteries.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 184 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

16 is too high

My son loves this game. After playing it along with him, the rating is far too high. All violence is mainly censored with pink blood and deaths are all cartoon. There are mild sexual references and some swearing, but overall it is fine for an 11 year old.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Not a good choice for ages 10-12

Having played (and being a big fan of!) both the first and the second game included in this bundle, I am appalled at the vast amount of reviews saying these games are okay for children ages 10-12. The Danganronpa series, more or less, revolves around various classes of high-school students with extraordinary talents being thrown into a "killing game". This game is mostly a visual novel, with elements of detective work and mini-games that promote critical thinking. Blood is censored by the colour hot pink. This game has a lot of strong language and sexual innuendos, amongst all the violence and disturbing content. Because of these reasons and more, not only do I not think these games are appropriate for kids, I also do not think they will get the maximum enjoyment out of them. At the end of the day, you can choose what's appropriate for your child, but if you're still feeling uneasy about Danganronpa, I highly recommend the Phoenix Wright series, as it contains similar visual novel/detective work mechanics and is much more tame than Danganronpa.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: NIS America
  • Release date: March 14, 2017
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures, High School
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
  • Last updated: May 14, 2017

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