Darkwood

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Creepy, violent horror game will make you keep lights on.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Its a awful game

Its not appropriate for kids what so ever its disgusting an revolting as u beat the life out of creatures and the gameplay is not enjoyable and is just plain broken its not scary its just sick and not in a good way
age 16+

Rated 16 (sustained threat, psychological horror, violence, strong language).

MAIN ISSUES - The game contains a constant, sustained sense of threat and menace, made more unsettling and disturbing by the psychological horror elements throughout gameplay. Although being relatively low on explicit gory images, this is still a very intense and surreal experience, with frequent frightening moments which might cause upset to people of a nervous disposition. There are scenes of disturbing horror violence as the player fights grotesque creatures with a variety of weapons. However, these scenes lack the goriest and most graphic detail due to the top-down camera angle and art style. There are also some bloody images and implications of violent incidents. There is some strong language ("f*ck"), as well as instances of milder terms. OTHER ISSUES - There are plenty of drug references and alcohol references throughout, both visual and verbal. The player is also encouraged to create medicinal drugs for health boosts etc. Although, these are never or rarely used in recreational or stimulating ways, and the game as a whole does not encourage drugs in the real world. 16 - Suitable only for persons aged 16 years and over. Contains content not recommended for playing by any person below the age of 16.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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