Oxenfree

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Edgy adventure on deserted isle is engaging yet mysterious.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

A little racy

I watched my son play this for a while last night, but I was not happy with the references "let's go to the beach and drink" and "I'd s*rew so-and-so". I told my 14 year old son it was inappropriate and to turn it off. I just don't understand why it's necessary to put these references and language into a game to make it fun. The more our kids see these types of things in games, the more normalized it becomes for them. Do I want my teenage son drinking on a beach and s*rewing someone? No, I do not. I think 16+ for this game.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Oxenfree is ok for 11 and up.

This game is an horror game for young children. I have played the whole game with my child and there is no violence. In the rating it said it has sexual themes but the only reason that was in the game was because a character said “I knew her so long ago we even were in the same bathtub and it wasn’t sexual at all.” But their are subtle drugs and drinking. When your at the beach your allowed to grab a beer but it is completely optional. They talk about pot brownies but that is only said once from Ren at the beach. The rest of the game is ok and their is barely any violence with a bit of swearing like crap and hell. If your child is mature enough to know that this isn’t good to say in real life I think this game would be great for your child.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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