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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This is violent, but teammwork is encouraged.
Violence & Scariness
Shooting and bludgeoning of animals, flesh-eating zombies, and monsters. A maniac in a creepy hospital with an axe is scary. Dead bodies in disarray. Dark environments.
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Dialogue is written, not spoken, but there still is plenty of profanity.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is another dark entry in a scary series. Parents should be aware that it is full of profanity, violence, and creepy creatures, such as a zombie with an exposed brain and a whip-like tongue. Parents need to know that the star rating given this game is based on quality of gameplay and not an endorsement of the violence.
Is It Any Good?
The extensive detail in the gameplay and environments means long load times and plenty of glitches. It is sometimes difficult to tell what is happening during the action (the character's POV is skewed). Fighting is clumsy and redundant, and players may grow frustrated by the inability to manually save the game at a given point. You may only save when you come across typewriters, which aren't as numerous as they should be.
This is a thinking game, meaning players must learn a great deal and then figure out how to use what they learn. A car battery may be used to construct a bomb; a lighter and can of pesticide can be turned into a flame thrower. Because the action seems to be taking place far away, the violence doesn't seem as immediate as in some of the mature war time games, but there is plenty of creepy stuff. This creepiness, combined with the clunkiness and the time-suck factor, make it for fans only -- and mature fans at that.
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