Pathologic 2

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

age 17+

Violent survival horror game tests players' moral fiber.

Windows 2019

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Difficult Game With Difficult Themes

This game is as difficult as it is bleak. The gameplay is non-intuitive and the dialogue is confusing at best. The intention is to alienate and confuse the player to get them to engage with the game's themes of death, humanity, and morality on a deeper level, the way that Brechtian Theatre does. It succeeds at this and then some, creating an engrossing experience that will leave an impact. It is intended for older audiences as many of its deep philosophical, moral, and existential themes are going to be missed by children. Nonetheless the game features violence, large amounts of death to disease, alcohol and substance abuse, and deals with heavy themes such as suicide so it should only be played by mature individuals.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Ice-Pick Lodge
  • Release date: May 23, 2019
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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