Ultra Violent, Ultra Stylistic
Doom: Eternal is a soft remake of Doom 2, a very popular first person shooter from 1994. There isn’t a whole lot to talk about as far as mature content, because it’s only violence, but dang is it violent. There’s blood and gore by the bucketload, and this makes sense. You are killing demons trying to take over earth, after all, so there will be blood a plenty. But, despite how gory it is, there are 2 major factors that take this from being a horrible, graphic murder simulator to a fun, stylish action game. First off, your fighting some of hells most dangerous demons, so they look about as human as your mother in law looks friendly. This clear divide not only distances you from it’s world to make it less realistic, but also makes your actions seem justified, as these guys are pretty clearly trying to kill you. Also, the style. You’ll constantly be double jumping, rock climbing, and grappling all over the environment, all to a head banging hard rock soundtrack. This makes the game seem more like a rhythm game. In fact, a good way of thinking of it is like a fast pace dance routine. If you stop to admire the gore, boom. Your dead. Just as in dance, admiring your partner will make you fall in your face, admiring your carnage in doom will do the same for you. Because of this, I feel that a mature 13 or 14 year old can handle it, but most kids won’t end up with it due to religious issues.