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The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Next Gen

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age 14+

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age 13+

A fair review…

This game is absolutely incredible but it does have quite a bit of gore in it. It’s in third person so it’s not as severe as a game like Doom but it’s still fairly gory. I personally don’t think much about sex, but I know most parents do so I’m including this here. Any mature teenager can probably handle this game. It’s not like they don’t know that these things exist or haven’t seen them. And let’s be real, if you’ve been on the internet you’ve almost definitely seen pornography. This game does have some good role models and is one of the best games my daughter and I have ever played. If your child or in this case teen is mature, then they can almost definitely handle this game.

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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 3+

Geralt is the Rizzler

A great game for kids. I think they should witness this level of violence and sex from a young age. Really get them off to a good start.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 16+

Mature game for mature audience.

16+ unsupervised, reasonable for any teen to play supervised (not that any of them would willingly trigger one of the sex scenes with the parent supervising) Game contains a lot of gore and mature moral/ethical themes (but generally encourages the player to do the right thing). There is a fair bit of completely optional simulated sex in the game as well (nothing aside from breasts visible, no unusual sexual content either, just consenting adults). The Netflix series is more gorier and has a lot more explicit (but still simulated) sex and has generally garnered a 15/16+ rating as well, so I view this as largely consistent.

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Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

The Witcher

Good game… not too bad for kids

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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Too much sex, and violent.

This game is really good, good story, good beside quest, good combat fighting, But it's too seductive and obscene, it have too much talk, and thought about sex thing. I think if you dont do that this game will alot open to more age to play. And this is not a open world game, if you really like free choice choose Fallout series, a lot more fun about that side, why i say that, bc this game almost choice is kill and kill, or steal from the Npc. It's not have choice to make peace like Fallout, when you have to think the way to solve problem without bringing violent. The witcher didnt have that almost is kill, or a option is dont care, very little time it's talk thing out. So that the dialogue is good but it dont make you to think, to think a good talk to solve problem isnt easy to write. So i think Fallout go their way with more talk option but will be difficult for them because write them a lot more difficult, when you play you will know. But if you just like fight and fight not talk so the witcher is the best. Hope thing could be change someday, bc this game have a lot potential.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 10+

Good game My kids love it and I think everyone should be able to experience this fantastic game! It has gore filters in case you are offended by those types of things
age 11+

Fantastic game!

One of the greatest games of all time, not particularly violent or vulgar and has violence can be avoided with filters and dialogue options
age 12+

Good RPG, a few mature parts

Does not deserve 18+ rating. The game is not particularly violent as the player can't see much of the onscreen violence due to the 3rd person perspective. Swearing is there but nothing that kids haven't already heard. Bought for my 12 year old son and he loved it! Couldn't recommend more!

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 10+

Not bad

I think that it is good for kids 10+ because sex is optional and violence is to monsters mostly

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Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 14+

Common Sense Media exaggerates in their review, teens can easily handle this content

First off, I would like to say that this game is not nearly as bad as the Common Sense Media review would have you believe. Early teenagers can definitely handle this game, and despite what parents would like to believe, they’ve probably seen worse. First off, violence. I find in most reviews, gore is often greatly exaggerated. In truth, even in the bloodiest games (which this does not even fall under) the “gore” is some red splashes, and little more. The Witcher is comparable to Skyrim in this sense, and unless your child was extremely sheltered from violence for all their life or feel sick at the sight of blood, they will be fine! In fact, you’re probably more scared or uncomfortable at the sight of blood than they are. Most teens are not fragile, and you treating them as such will only irritate and insult them. Secondly, sex and nudity. Again, many parents might underestimate their child’s ability to handle this. But let’s be honest - if they really want to see nudity and sex, they will, and no parental restrictions or stern lectures will stop them. With the internet and the increasing virtual connectivity in our society, they will find it, and you will likely never know. Hell, if they’re above the age of 15 or 16, they’re statistically probably not even a virgin. So trust your kids. If you tell them they’re not allowed to play the game because of this or if you try and disable cutscenes, it’ll only make them more determined and curious, and I can guarantee, you won’t win that battle. Besides, the nudity and suggestiveness in the Witcher is fairly light anyway, with the extent of it being the occasional breast or butt, along with a bit of suggestive moaning. Thirdly, language and drinking. As far as language goes, the Witcher doesn’t have anything a kid might not hear at school, using a fair bit of f**k, s**t, and the rare (though more offensive) c**t. While it’s hardly tame, again, they have probably heard it all before (maybe even from you!) so it shouldn’t be too bad. Where drinking is concerned, the Witcher is quite heavy on it in some parts, but that should only be a problem for you if alcohol is treated as a “forbidden fruit” at your table. If kids are curious, let them have a little to taste. Chances are, they’ll hate it, and probably won’t even consider drinking for quite a while. Luckily drugs are virtually non-existent, unless you count magical potions as drugs, which I think is ridiculous. And finally, although the tone of the story may be dark, there are countless small messages and characters throughout the game who are positive role models and send positive messages. It is up to the player how to act, and they can be a gruff disillusioned realist to a kind, caring protector. So to conclude, I would recommend the game for ages 14+, for teens can most definitely handle its content.

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