Darkest Dungeon

Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Challenging, violent, but entertaining role-playing game.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 15+

A dark and lovely game.

Darkest Dungeon is one of my oldest loves when it comes to indie gaming, but here's what it may contain, to those it may concern. - Period-typical drinking/smoking/drug-use - Plenty of violence, this is a dungeon crawler, after all. - Non-explicit references to sex (there's a brothel to which heroes can go for stress relief, but you only get a vague dialouge line. There's no actual sex scenes) - Plenty of body-horror - A smidge of swearing for good measure - Several references to past traumas and death This is a horror game, after all. I'd reccomend doesthedogdie.com for more in-depth warnings about this game.
age 13+

Darkest Dungeon

Parents need to know that Darkest Dungeon is a difficult, mature-themed downloadable role-playing/strategy game that casts mercenaries as a group of heroes. The game centers on violent combat, with players having to kill monsters and human characters. People will bleed, acid will be thrown on figures, and heroes will struggle with plague symptoms and madness. The overall presentation is grim, and when heroes die, they stay dead; this heightened level of tension and challenge could frustrate many players not accustomed to the unforgiving strategy. Though there's no sexual content or drug use shown, party members can relieve stress by going to brothels or bars, respectively.

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