Darksiders II

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Violent action RPG tracks gallons of blood spilled.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

My fave game

This one certainly isn't for everyone, but I've played it more than any other game. Gorgeous art style, great voice acting, amazing combat, compelling upgrades, menacing enemies and tight controls in a massive environment that is fun to explore for its own sake. Dark and gloomy, yet with bits of humor and intensity that always keep you moving forward. It can also be buggy, and there are sections that seem rather empty, but those are nitpicks. The loot system and skill tree are surprisingly robust, but you don't have to spend much time on them if you don't want to.
age 10+

Fun questing game without bad language

Cartoonish violence with oversized weapons and enemies that quickly disappear after being destroyed. No bad language. The game is a typical fantasy quest for magical objects and goals. Don't let the Grim Reaper theme fool you. There's nothing evil or inappropriate here for a moderately mature kid. A good part of the game is figuring out how to open doors and get through secret areas. There's not enough fighting to call this a full blown action game. However, the fight sequences are fun and are cartoonish - not graphic or scary. If you have a mature 10+ year old who likes to think and solve puzzles with his/her fighting games, this game is totally appropriate. If your kid has no attention span and needs hyper-action stimulation, this isn't' your game.

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