The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Game review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Well-done atmospheric game has some bloody moments.

Windows 2014

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Not for kids

There is no way that this game is meant for kids. It's got a lot of disturbing moments along with some gory images. The amazing graphics only add to how disgusting these moments are. Not for kids.

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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 17+

Its a dark world

I showed my 11 year old son this game when I got it, mainly to show off the quality of the graphics environment, which is beautifully rendered. But after playing it for maybe 10 minutes he wanted to quit as its a quietly scary game. This is a kind of slowly unfolding crime thriller with touches of horror narrative ... its unlike most other games. I'm in my 40s, and if I've been playing it late in the evening it can play on my mind a bit. A sensitive person of any age will find it creepy and malevolent. One for the grown-ups. Some might find it boring as there's little action... its all about the suspense and the atmosphere and the detective puzzles.

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