Nier: Automata

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Heady sci-fi RPG with robot battles, suggestive themes.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Best video game I have ever played in my whole life.

The story and characters were compelling, bizarre, and deeply tragic. Though it plays like a reasonably standard action RPG, Nier is also remarkable for its habit of switching genres on the fly. One minute you're beating robots to death with a sword in an underground lab, and the next, you're playing a top-down shoot them up dodging dozens of slow-moving bullets. The game switches perspective to mimic clicky-clicky RPGs like Diablo, while another section is a full-blown text adventure. It's wacky and different, and people like different.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 18+

Truly a masterpiece.

This game is simply put a masterpiece. Although it starts as a simple hack and slash game. It quickly turns into a philosophical debate, about humanity, our existence in this world. It has it's way of tricking you into a beautiful gameplay and soothing music, then it suddenly hits you with existential crisis. It has the best ending of a video game ever.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex

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