Parents' Guide to

Diablo III

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gruesome, gory RPG is best suited for adult players.

Game Windows 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 12+

Except for Blood it’s a PG

If you have no mods then it’s 12 or 16+, Mods are 16 to 18+
age 10+

A lot of violence, depends on the kid

I have been waiting years to play this game with my daughter (recently turned 10). I finally decided it is time. I have been a fan of the series since I was a kid. It is dark, violent, and can be gory with spells like "explode corpse". I definitely wouldn't buy it for her until 13-14 l, but since we will be playing it togeather I think it will be fine. She is relatively mature and does watch more mature shows like Supernatural with us. Also, she is an experienced gamer (we started playing games when she was around 6). If your looking for a partner I suggest watching some gameplay and decided.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (24 ):

This latest entry in Blizzard's beloved action/role-playing franchise doesn't do much to rock the boat. It offers up a very familiar formula in which players talk to non-player characters, accept quests, and then embark on journeys of battle and discovery. The graphics are detailed and atmospheric, but don't push any technological boundaries. The character growth and management systems are slick and accessible, but perhaps feel a bit simplified as a result. And while the story and characters are engaging, they're also shallower than you might expect, with the meat of the single-player experience ending relatively quickly. Cleverly integrated online cooperative play will keep many players coming back to engage in new quests and the search for ever better loot, but it comes at the cost of forcing solo gamers to establish a link with the servers. You can't play at all without an Internet connection.

Diablo III is polished to a high sheen, and quite enjoyable while it lasts, but it may prove more fleeting, less innovative, and more restricting than you'd expect of a title so long in the making.

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