Layers of Fear

Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Unique horror focuses on mental illness, disturbing imagery.

Windows 2015

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 15+
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age 11+

Psychological horror.

It really depends on how your child handles horror. There are some jump scares, but the game is mostly psychologically disturbing. Baby dolls creepily smacking their heads repetitively against things, disturbing (though not inappropriate) paintings, creepy noises and lights going out, etc. One minute you walk into a room, turn around and the door is gone behind you, or the hallways continue in an endless loop. The game is first person, about a mystery surrounding a murder, and the player is left to explore a haunted house. Lots of little puzzles in the rooms. There is light drinking and some swearing in the game. No sex, some violence. Mostly just sort of disturbing. My 11 year old loved it. The game even frightened me a little bit when me and my husband played it the first time around. I was a little hesitant to let my kid play it due to it maybe scaring her a little too much, but it turned out fine. If your child has frequent nightmares or is not accustomed to the horror genre yet, wait a few years or test the game out yourself, first.

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