Chances are, you have probably played the first season of the Walking Dead before picking up this installment. This is a continuation of the previous story line, and due to the game's focus on plot and characterization, you will need to have played the first game. That being said, those who have already played the first season will find that the content is no more disturbing than it was before. It is still a bleak world, but the environment for a large portion of the campaign feels secure. You are originally on the run but are able to find a cabin with survivors and food. Eventually in the second episode, you find an area with electricity and an abundance of supplies. In addition, you now play the role of Clementine, which is much less stressful than playing as Lee. He always needed to protect Clementine above all costs for redemption of past sins, but now the situation feels less dire in her control because she currently doesn't have anything to live for, or at least doesn't know yet. The violence is just about the same level as the last game. Most of it revolves around the killing of zombies with guns, knives, and plant objects. The scenes seem very fast paced this time around, making the action scenes more intense, but less noticeably gory. On occasion you may dismember a limb of a zombie, but these scenes flash quickly making it hard notice the gore. In a painful scene, you must stitch a gaping dog bite on your arm without anesthesia. This lasts for about a minute and you must control the needle. Other notable acts of violence include a dog attacking Clementine (and later being put down), an innocent man being shot accidentally, a hostage situation with a few hostages shot, a man breaking another mans fingers, and multiple scenes of zombie dismemberment (although this happens very fast during scenes of action). The language is the amounted found in most R-Rated movies (f word, sh-t, and others) although it never is overused. Amidst the violent scenes, a majority of the time is spent developing the characters through dialogue in secure areas. If you were ok with the first season of the Walking Dead, the second season is no different in mature content (if not less). On for teens in high school. Iffy for those in late middle school.