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Parent reviews for Darksiders II

Common Sense says

Violent action RPG tracks gallons of blood spilled.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 5 reviews
Adult 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!).

This title contains:

Positive role models
Violence & scariness
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.
Parent of a 9, 13, and 15 year old Written byJeremy H. December 19, 2016

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.
Adult Written byTilly T. September 15, 2012

Darksiders 2

fine for 11 and up. teaches about apocalypse

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
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