Common Sense Media says

Violent action RPG tracks gallons of blood spilled.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byJester™ August 16, 2012

Enthralling Fantasy RPG for Older Teens

Darksiders II is an intense, dark fantasy role-playing game in which the player assumes the role of Death (in itself this is quite a dark notion) and attempts to save his brother War. There are lots of different enemies to fight in the game, some living others machine-like. The machine-like ones just shatter when killed while the living enemies spray lots of blood each time they are hit. In saying that, the blood is very animated, with a very unrealistic feel as opposed to games like Lord of the Rings: War in the North and Counter-Strike. Overall a fun game that is easy to play with and in depth story. *NOTE* The Australian classification of Darksiders 2 is MA15+ for Strong Bloody Violence. (Recent Edit: Increased learning potential to Fair due to the frequent puzzle solving the game requires, something i forgot to mention earlier. The game is only about 1/6 combat, the rest of the time is spent exploring and solving puzzles in dungeons, some of them quite mind-bending) Jester's Rating: 9/10
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent Written bylisa lancia August 20, 2012

amazing game for 12+

i have a 12 year old who was really pumped about getting this game when it came out but i was concerned when i heard this was a mature game, i tried it out myself and here is my verdict: The game's violence is on the same level as any of the other super hero game's my son owns, you hit the enemies with various attacks eventually knocking them out or they just turn to black goop. When playing the game it became apparent that the only reason this game was rated M was that when you beat an enemy they turned to black goop, also when you hit a demon/org black goo would splatter out. This is not a concern because the black goo which is considered blood (moving the game to a M rating for blood) is very fake looking and not at all as bad as real blood (the goo looks like mud). The demons that you fight are not very scary for a 12+ year old and the skeletons and org's look like something from zelda and lord of the rings. When beating a skeleton all they do is crumble and turn back into a pile of bones. A plus is that this game features dungeons (very similar to the Zelda games) which features the same logic and thinking puzzles which where quite challenging that you find in Zelda in order to proceed. If the puzzles are to difficult the different difficulty modes make it easy to change it to something your kid is comfortable to. Death can be a good role model because he is selfless and believes in doing what is good for others. All and all i think this game is OK for a 12+ but not for any younger ages do to the fact that they might find the skeletons scary (unless you have a mature 11 year old). The game is a great buy because the graphics are truly amazing, the game is involves some great puzzles (while keeping it interesting), and it will last your kids a long time (so you don't have to buy them a new game for a while!).
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old June 4, 2013

the gore is censored by colorfulness

its bare-able for 11 year olds but but was recomended for 15+ instead
Parent Written byTilly T. September 15, 2012

Darksiders 2

fine for 11 and up. teaches about apocalypse
What other families should know
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written bymattguy15 December 27, 2012

creative , fun, entertaning must be darksiders 2

love the graphics in this game little frustrating but I got throught it. some blood but you see death slashing villans.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 9 year old Written bymwe November 24, 2014

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.
Teen, 15 years old Written bySaad1Khan November 22, 2014
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byJohnnyF13 November 14, 2013

What To Know

I enjoyed Darksiders 2 very much, however, it is very violent and I would not recommend it to children 11 and younger.
What other families should know
Too much violence