The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Nightmarish horror tale is at its best shared with friends.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Trippy horror game has violence and language

Man of Medan (2019) is a game following some friends on a diving trip when they discover something out of the ordinary. It is mushy less graphic than other Supermassive games yet quite spooky. VIOLENCE: MODERATE Dead, decaying bodies are shown mostly in hallucinations, characters can die in several ways yet none of them contain gore, just blood. These include calling from heights, being shot, stabbed and slit at the throat along with being crushed however deaths that usually would result in gore are obscured or partially offscreen. The violence is relevant, yet not shocking or gory like other games. LANGUAGE: MODERATE Use of “f*ck”, “sh*t” and milder profanities throughout the game but not too frequently or pervasively as Until Dawn, The Quarry or House of Ashes. SEXUAL CONTENT: MILD Some milder sexual references, brief make out scenes. DRUG CONTENT: MILD Brief drug refrences. 12+ for violence and disturbing images, and for language

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

Man of Medan: FUN!

I played this with my younger son Jimson, We had a blast! We passed the controller along and played together flawlessly, The language can be avoided easily and is quite light-hearted often making us laugh while the joke goes over the kids head, The blood is limited and scares are limited to creepy faces which turn out to be fake, This is a ghostly story that anyone mature can handle, If your son can handle the Arkham and spiderman games, They can handle this. I would recommend this to non- tech-savvy adults as well as children, I was worried about violence and swearing, but l ended up having my first gaming experience with my child, I would recommend this to everybody. The characters are funny, good role models and always give you the option to apologize and the game always puts the emphasis on saving your friends, Making it a must to be altruistic to your family members.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Game Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    Friendship
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a ghost and vampire
    Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate