Parents' Guide to

Diablo III (Console versions)

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody, gory demon-hunting computer game now on consoles.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2013
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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 6 parent reviews

age 13+

Good For Young Teens

I have a 13 teen year old boy and when he came to me with this game I dind't really like the sound of it (my wife and I don't really care about swearing or sex.) I decided to sit down and watch/play with him it is pretty gory but the thing that made me say yes was the fact that it was not first person and looked fake.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 2+

Amazing game

Game for any ages its just a sword and or magic hitting monsters would let anyone play it. It won't scare them it's not worse than Star Wars or Avengers. Seriously minimal blood seen more in Avengers. Also violence is very minimal you don't kill people you kill monsters

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (4):

Yes, the console version of DIABLO III is an excellent game -- but not for young kids because of the strong focus on bloody, gory combat. Instead of using a mouse and keyboard, gamers will control the action using the analog sticks and face buttons on the controller, which feels good and intuitive. Plus this new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version gives you a bigger screen to play on than your computer monitor and supports cooperative and competitive multiplayer matches (on the same TV or online) along with the lengthy single-player campaign. Each button can be linked to an attack or skill, which can be easily changed thanks to a cleverly designed radial wheel interface. Kudos to Blizzard Entertainment, which has successfully taken its award-winning "lean in" fantasy computer game and has ported it over to a "lean back" experience for your television.

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