Red Dead Redemption

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Epic but adult Western game is definitely not for kids.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 102 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 134 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

People make too big of deal

It’s a good game and the characters are realy good great story there are two scenes of nudity but can be skipped immediately my 12 year old son loved this game good for Wild West fans

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 13+

Not as bad as RDR2 or GTA (coming from a parent of a 8 year old, a 13 year old, and a fifteen year old)

No gore. No extreme blood. No sex, very deep and kinda sad story. There's one brief shot of (Male) nudity, but that can be skipped. I think the reviews below gieve the name of the mission, so refer to that for what cutscene to skip. I'd let a 13 year old play this definitely. Very fun. Is a fair amount of language. Main character can be evil or good depending on the PLAYERS actions. Edit: there IS one sex scene that's separate from the brief shot of male nudity. Similar to the aforementioned make nudity, this can be skipped before anything is shown. It'd be a shame for a 13 year old or older to miss out on this. Make sure they skip these scenes, and it's perfectly fine. Edit 2: someone said there was "vigorous movement" and "full frontal nudity" in the sex scene. There's not. If it did, it would say STRONG Sexual Content on the rating, not Sexual Content like it does. And you only see a quick glimpse of the girls breasts, and it IS skippable. Same person said there was "Dismembered body's" no, there ain't. If there was, it would say "blood and gore" and not "blood" it also overexaggerates the brief shot of make nudity. Yes, he is hanging in a barn. However, it can be skipped, and once that cutscenes is skipped, you cant return to it. Other than those two scenes (which i cannot stress enough CAN BE SKIPPED) this game is perfect for a 13 year old.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Release date: May 18, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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