This game would be more for the older teen or adult audience/players. Even though I've played multiple horror/survival games, the Silent Hill series still freaks me out, even when playing in daylight with people around. I think a small child would have nightmares from it. ( This next bit is my own opinion, so it could be true for some and not others.) It's not just the creatures... they're not even half of it. The feeling of terror mostly comes from the atmoshpere. Rusting walls, foggy graveyard, and (known especially to the fans) the screeching of metal being dragged across the floor by the pyramid head. Even the music can make you cringe (though some of the tracks are actually nice to listen to). Not to mention things that pop outta nowhere. Haha even the fear of dying and starting over gets extreme just because you don't want to do it again. Even though I'm stubborn with judging age with games, this one falls in with a matured audience that can handle extreme feelings of tension and fear. Totally in love with the story line and characters, hence why I keep (slowly) advancing in the game.