Dark Souls II

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Despite loads of fantasy violence, this tough RPG impresses.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 13+

An amazing brain teaser for avid gamer kids!

Dark Souls 2 may seem like a violent bloodbath to parents who are unfamiliar with video games. But, this is surely not the case. Dark Souls 2 and others in the series contain a hero of some sort trying to avenge himself. It is based heavily on fantasy elements and has many monsters to fight! Dark Souls 2 is notoriously difficult, many kids enjoy this game deeply and there for play it constantly. Due to its near extreme difficulty, it has a complex combat system that can only be matched by a brain teaser. It requires kids and parents alike to memorize and react to enemy movements and attacks. As crazy as this seems, it can also teach kids to work hard! Many people who keep trying over and over to become better at the game will eventually be rewarded for their time with in-game weapons and items. Nudity and Sexual content in this game is almost non-existent due to many enemies and characters are heavily clothed to protect themselves from enemies. Blood and gore is hardly noticeable, and besides your kids will be focusing more on the action of the game! This is a truly amazing game that will keep your kids engrossed in its world for hours!

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age 12+

A modern fantasy masterpiece.

I got this game for my son a couple years ago, and every time I stopped by his room to watch him play it, I was amazed at the beautiful world, the rich lore, and the interesting characters. As for the violence? The game had weapons like a sword, or a dagger, but no guns or knives. There was a bit of blood in the game, but about as much as a Zalda game. I think this game exceeds in all aspects.

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