Persona 5

Game review by David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Mature, violent RPG shows lots of style, mild plot issues.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 35 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 75 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Mature words and scenes are very sparse

I agree with the other reviews in that CSM has judged this game much more harshly than is warranted. There are some curse words but they are quite rare. There is an attempted suicide, unsuccessful, and she fully recovers. Some of the young women are drawn rather curvy, but that is common with this genre. They are not particularly scantily clad. But there is an overall sense of Doing What's Right and Protecting Others that is really awesome. Add to that, lots of amusing scenes and good, clean teen angst. Finally, some pretty great puzzles/mini-games/other challenges. Great fun. I've played easily 40 hours so far and my niece says I've played maybe 10% of the game. I'm not always crazy about turn-based fighting, but it's made me really implement thoughtful strategies for success.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Teaches positive messages

I think this is great game for teens to play. The game has strong role models that stop adults from doing bad things such as drugs and harassment, as the villains do these things and are portrayed as bad people who you actively root against. The game has very little violence, and you don’t kill people in the game. The only reason this game is rated M is because of two uses of the f word. The game uses a strategy system, where the player needs to think out there turns which acquires a lot of intelligence. I really think that a tween/teen should play this game.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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