The Elder Scrolls Online

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Online fantasy game is rooted heavily in bloody violence.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 12+

Superb for 12+

Again another 18+ game which shouldn’t be it’s completely fine for your kids especially if they have played other games similar like halo or another game in the elder scrolls series (eg Skyrim) it’s got almost no swearing they only say damn and words similar a 12+ has worse words! Violence isn’t as bad as Skyrim since there isn’t any decapitating only animated blood splatter if you use a sword or something which physically hits. Anyway fine for your kids doesn’t deserve the age rating it has it only limits it since most people who play on a Xbox/ PS4 are teens and wouldn’t be allowed it since pegi’s age rating is “18” one last thing it is online but you can turn of voice chat so they won’t be able to talk and they can’t hear other people not a big issue really. if you let your kids play it you won’t regret it they will love it!!!
age 12+

Adventurous game for mature enough children.

I have enjoyed TES series for having an always interesting storyline and for the many quests to explore. Usually other parents think that you have to be 16 and up for many games like this. To be honest as long as your child has played similar games like this they will should be too immersed in the game from the quests and storyline. The sex rating for this game is rather overrated as the underwear is not revealing at all and the dialogue about rape is easily ignored as the lines are long and tedious and can be skipped. By no means am I encouraging very young kids who are 6-10 to play this game but chances are that a middle school kid would be ok with basically everything in this game.

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