Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil Village

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature, gory survival horror scares up intensely good play.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

Fantastically Horrifying

Resident Evil: Village is a fine addition to a very graphic game series. This is a video game made to be played by adults. RE VIll has multiple F-bombs throughout gameplay and is incredibly graphic in its violence. Players have to fight zombies and other monsters, usually requiring several gruesome gunshots or knife stabs. A character gets half their hand bitten off (graphically shown on screen) and screams in agony for several minutes afterward. The monsters are terrifying and will chase the player relentlessly, providing plenty of thrills. The storytelling is beautiful, and the gameplay and graphics are equally as fantastic. Though, admittedly, the blood and violence were a bit too much for even me to handle.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Its a scary game your kid needs to play if they love horror. You might think think this title is a little gory and it is. But its not over the top. My kid loved the game and was overly happy i let play them play it. All kids are different but most will be able to have a great time playing this amazing title.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (20):

Following in the bloody footsteps of the previous game, this survival horror game is freaky, frightening, and oh, so exciting. Set after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil Village has you searching a weird village, only to find that the residents include mutants, werewolves, and a rather freaky family. Playing from a first-person perspective, you spend much of your time in firefights against a variety of monsters, including slow-moving zombies, strange bird people, and some gigantic monsters that don't go down easily. It's a good thing that to react and have a chance to face off against these threats, the game has rock-solid controls that are highly responsive. You also have to search high and low for more ammo and other resources, while also finding ways to open up new areas of the town -- which often requires that you solve some rather clever puzzles.

But what makes this more than just another gun game is how downright scary it can be. Not only is the town always overcast, but the spare use of music and often deafening silence really puts you on edge, which is all the better when something leaps out at you. Unlike the previous game, Village has a lot more action, and variety in combat scenarios, which feels similar to an even earlier installment in the franchise, 2005's Resident Evil 4. There are moments when you're unarmed, and others where you have to piece together clues to make progress. You'll have the option to go hunting and fishing, which turns out to be very helpful for Ethan in his fight to survive. You'll also have to escape Indiana Jones-like death traps, and run away from some rather imposing enemies until you've got the items and the weapons to face off with them. All of which makes Resident Evil Village a terrible day for our hero, but a very scary and very exciting European vacation for you.

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