Kid reviews for Night in the Woods

Common Sense says

Rich, witty, emotional narrative adventure; mature themes.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 8 reviews
Teen, 14 years old Written bykooledud March 26, 2017

One of the best storytelling games of all time

Night in the Woods is an amazing storytelling game. It's about a 20 year old cat named Mae who is dealing with hard stuff from her life and dropped out of collage. She is back in her hometown with her Mom and Dad, and friends she knew for a long time. But then one day, she saw something when it was almost night, making her think that it was a ghost, which makes her start investigating on what's happening. Violence: 3/5. The game's violence isn't the worst, but it can get quite violent. An arrow from a crossbow into a character's shoulder. A character gets shot (off screen). A character gets brutally punished (off screen and not graphic, but you can hear the sounds. Someone even says that his bone is stick out). A severed arm in the middle of a walkway with a small amount of blood. Mae's friend, Gregg, and her did knife fighting, but nobody is killed, or badly injured. Talk about violence and murder happen. Language: 4/5. The language is the most inappropriate in the game. Loads of uses of S--t, hell, damn, ass, and more. They don't use F--k, but they do use "Efff." Sex is talked about as well. Sex: 2/5. Sex and Porn is talked about. At one point, their was a talk if two characters has "done it." Drinking/Smoking: 3/5. Mae gets drunk at a party for drinking too much alcohol, slurs her words, then throws up. A character named Bea (Mae's friend) always has a cigarette in her mouth. But it's still a great game, it's just not made for little kids, due to the mature themes that they won't get. I highly recommend it.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bysnazztacular March 26, 2017

Alot can happen.

SPOILERS Because this is a story game, there are many different things that you can decide to do. I play through the entire 10+ hour game, looking at every detail. The game deals with a cult, sacrificing kids and adults so that a demon will grant them powers. The main character, Mae, deals with what mite be an illness called "psychosis," where the person loosing contact with reality and because of that becomes confused, scared, anxious and depressed. Mae says in a scene, that in college, she barley left her dorm, and just wanted to sleep. So she downed cough syrup, and ate a lot of food, only to throw it up. Another character, Angus, explains that his parents abused him. He said that his dad hit him, and his mom would lock him in a pantry overnight. He said he almost killed himself, if it wasn't for his self therapy. Later on he meets Gregg, his soon to be boyfriend. The game also describes blood and death in very serious ways. Mae almost killed a kid in high school, she said she saw a lot of blood; which was just shapes to her. Late in the game, Mae says that she wants to die: painfully, she wants to suffer, and fail to hold on. In one part of the game cult members kill one of their numbers for breaking the cult's rules. Don't be mislead. This game is amazing. It has so much emotional depth, the characters feel real. I could personally relate to Mae. It teaches valuable lessons about depression, friendship, healthy relationships and LGBTQ things.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bytinkiedog January 4, 2018

Amazing Game

Night in the Woods is an amazing that deserves more attention than it gets. There are some subjects in it that are more intense than others, so I wouldn't recommend this to young children, but other than that, this game has clever and witty jokes, fun characters (despite doing some bad things), and is enjoyable altogether. If I were to show this game to someone, then I would warn them of those strong themes, but then just let them play it! And to whoever's reading this: if you haven't played this already, then seriously, start playing it now!

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMelmo00082 November 28, 2017

NiTW...

It's an amazing game that touches upon mental issues, depression, abuse, beliefs, and finding your own place in life. The game follows a 20 y/o college dropout, who is also a pansexual female cat, and her tiny adventures in an economically dying, isolated and depressed town with a gothic alligator lady that runs a business against her will, a bird dude that nobody really knows a lot about, and a gay couple (A mischievous fox, and a humble bear. Both are attempting to move to a more homosexual-friendly community.) It's... complicated, and it gets concerning and sad. Overall it's nice, and you should play it.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byDiamondmaster October 1, 2017

Masterpiece

This game is...a work of art. My 2nd favorite game! Sure, there's swearing and sexual references and mild violence and smoking and drinking, but don't criticize something because of that. Criticize it if the story is terrible, the design is crud, or if the whole thing is a mess. The story in this is great, the design is perfect, and THE WHOLE THING IS AMAZING! I give it a 99.9/100 (A+). But I would recommend it for kids 14-15+

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Teen, 15 years old Written bysmashinglightbulbs June 17, 2018

Fun game for mature kids

This game is defiantly fine for anyone over 13, many kids under 13 are mature enough for it as well. It really values friendship and has a nice message. The thing I don't understand in the one parent review is that it says they were iffy cause of the lgtb topics. In my opinion, if a kids knows about marriage between a man and a women then learning about lgbt is no different. There's language but nothing your kid hasn't heard at school. The drinking stuff is just silly. Super fun game, only wish it was longer.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bypeachylink April 9, 2018

Great game for teens!

This is a very fun and engrossing game. Controls are easy enough for anyone to catch onto fast. Discusses things that are often hard to talk about (child abuse, poor towns, family issues, lgbtq, drinking/drugs, illness, and death) but there's a great message in each of these. Minimal swearing (no f-bombs), some drinking and minimal discussion of porn and sex. A great game for teens, talks about friendships, relationships and growing up.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byxWishu March 18, 2018

Fantastic!

This game is fantastic. It's one of my favorite games! The game has references to inappropriate things like porn invading a computer,Mae (the main character) getting drunk, Bea (another character) smokes a cigarette almost every time you see her,a cult is shown and mild swearing. If you are over 13 or 14 I recommend it! It's a fantastic game and easy to play.

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