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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

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age 13+

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age 11+

The reviewer probably didn't even play the game.

Suggested Rating: T for violence and alcohol. Profanity: Summary: some uses of sh*t First of all, common sense gave 4/5 for profanity even though they said themselves that the only bad language is sh*t and bullsh*t. There are teen games that have waaaaay more profanity than this game. Violence: Summary: People fall down when they die and some minor blood stains, nothing more. The violence in this game isnt really bad. The game is very dated and really doesn't have any actual graphic violence. If you stab someone, the knife won't be shown stabbing into their chest realistically. It will make a motion towards them with no actual blood or gore. They will then proceed to fall down. Same goes for shooting people. If someone is shot in the head, their head won't go flying off or burst into pieces, they will just fall onto the ground. The only gore ever shown in this game is minor blood stains. Realistically, this game is near-fortnite level violence. I really don't understand how it got an M rating. Messages: Summary: Messages about character and being a good person This game is a role playing game, and the decisions people make are more important. It is different from other games where it is easy to just go and be a bad person without thinking twice. The characters you interact with in the game fight for good causes in a world with not so good people. They keep their community safe risking their lives against nasty bandits, corrupt soldiers and enemy factions. They are all good role models that teach character and morality.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 13+

Not as bad as it seems

This game is 14 years old, and not really that graphic. I first played about 6 months ago after playing the metro series, and now S.T.A.L.K.E.R is my favorite game series of all time that I have played. The atmosphere of the game just feels right. Yeah, there are scary moments, cursing, drinking, but not really anything that bad. In the game vodka is used to combat radiation and blood only appears in dots.
age 11+

Pretty epic

This is an awesome game. Since it came out in 2007 graphics aren't that great. There are blood spatters but nothing someone shouldn't be able to handle. Seriously this game should be rated T.
age 14+

Should Be Alright For Younger Teens

First off, let me say that this is an excellent game. If you love the Fallout series this is the game for you. I think Common Sense was way over dramatic when they said that this game is extremely gory. It comes not even close to heads blowing off. I actually think the gore level is better than Halo. I highly doubt Common Sense actually played the game. Language and Alcohol are both present, but not to a worrying extent. (I mean, your playing as a Russian what do you expect.) While I don't find it scary, I will note that you should probably know your kid before you let them play. Other than that, I think if you let your kids watch PG-13 movies it should be fine. Please let your kids play this amazing game.
age 12+

Did you even play the whole game, common sense media?!

This is a really good game people. It does have some violence and swearing, but like though you wouldn't start yelling the b word if someone shoots you. The game does include some creepy stuff like monsters that are maned "Bloodsuckers" and pseudo giants, but as long as you don't have a lot of adrenaline and you can stand a bit of blood, then you can play this when you're like 11 or 12.

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Easy to play/use
age 15+


It requires wits, smarts, and intense speed. Bullets work like how they would in real life, grenades exist, nowhere is safe. The game is based around a man named Strelok and... uhh... he does stuff and buys things. The subtitles are in English, but almost everybody speaks Ukrainian and Russian. I speak some of both languages. Everybody's a potty mouth. Another fact about the game; everybody can die. You can choose to kill anybody and everybody, and find a way to continue the story. The game's good. Also, the game's horrifying. Buy this game for yourself, and your teenagers.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking