Parents' Guide to

Path of Exile

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Grim, violent role-playing game promotes loot, exploration.

Game Windows 2013
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Great game with the usual trappings of the Genre

Do you like Diablo but either find it too simple or too expensive, enter Path of Exile, While the games learning curve in terms of charecter building may be a bit steep, but otherwise it follows the general Top Down hack n slash ARPG forumla. The violence in there is pretty light and not anything more grotesque then what you can see in Competetors like Diablo. I have put 8 and up as the age rating, but it may be in the best intrests of the younger players to have a parental figure along side them. Overall it is a amazing game and perfect for parents and children to bond over
age 13+

Path of exile

It is a good game but kinda bloody. Its an rpg so i include that

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

As a descendant of the legendary RPG Diablo II, this adventure has that game's tension and colorfully grim aesthetic but builds on those elements with its own brand of hard-core, ultraviolent play and massive skill-progression overkill. Though its bloody sadism could be too much for younger gamers, older ones are bound to enjoy its randomly generated, danger-filled dungeons. Tossed into the embattled region of Wraeclast, players must learn to fight off bandits, mutated monsters, wildlife, and legions of the undead while finding a way to fit in with established settlements. Players can adventure alone or cooperatively and can access an in-game chat system as well as a set of integrated Twitch streaming tools. The main objectives are to kill, loot dead bodies, and barter whatever valuables you find on them. Enemies drop an absurd number of items, which means that looting and selling become tedious chores, but at least this is somewhat relieved by a variety of interesting enemies and locations.

The core of the game is its extensive skill system, which enables players to customize their characters by combining passive skills in countless new ways. This, combined with the game's gem-socketing system, allows players to create powerful hybrids that go beyond the usual tank/healer/damage-dealing classes. The art direction and sound are fantastic, though both make combat extremely gory and graphic. In spite of this, players could well become numb to the violence due to the sheer excess. And though there's no bad language, there are plenty of hellish visuals and scantily clad, demonic women. Path of Exile is definitely what older role-playing fans are looking for.

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