A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Majority of the game involves violence, either physical or magical. The battles can be quite bloody--larger monsters, in particular, can explode into a large puddle of blood and guts. Multiple scary themes, demons, battles, blood, violence.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game contains almost constant fighting -- there is very little storyline. In addition, young players could be frightened by the cinematic interludes, which contain torture, demon possession, and battles.
Is It Any Good?
Diablo II and its expansion pack contain a rudimentary story that, while well done, only serves as a weak link from one battle to the next. Perhaps one of the more worrisome aspects is the direct correlation between player action and violence.
The battles can be quite bloody -- larger monsters, in particular, can explode into a large puddle of blood and guts. The potentially scary segments are mostly contained in cinematic segments between the main "acts." These scenes tie the overall story together, and contain some of the most disturbing scenes, including battles, possession by demons, torture, and fires. Although undoubtedly a popular and well-made game, Diablo II isn't a good choice for kids.
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