If you couldn't tell by the title, I am a bit fed up with CSM's tendency to give M rated games an 18+ when they don't deserve it. So I will set things straight with my Tomb Raider review. I hope you guys enjoy!
First off, the game does NOT deserve a 2/5 for sex, or even a 1/5 for that matter. I don't think CSM got the memo that Square Enix stripped Lara of her sexulization in order to make her a stronger female character. Her outfit isn't revealing. The only real time when I could see where CSM was coming from was in the intro video, where you get a top-down perspective of Lara falling into the sea. In that ONE moment, you can see straight down her top, but come on. If you don't want your child to see a girl in a tank top and long pants, then why are you considering letting him play an M rated game?
Strong language is present, but it is extremely far and few between. I think I counted only about 13 f***s in my six hour play through. I wouldn't consider this a deal breaker for anyone.
The violence, while not the worst, is still pretty bloody, so parents should take caution. When Lara shoots enemies, blood spurts out of their bodies, and when she melees, there is more blood. There is also a lot of impaling. You will find Lara's neck/stomach stabbed through by a spear or spike. I would say that this is the biggest concern. Overall, with FPS violence, melee, and impaling, this game is pretty darn violent.
However, it isn't one of the MOST violent games that I have played, so I am recommending it to a slightly younger audience, 14+. However, if your child has played violent games before and is used to that sort of thing, 13+ is the way to go. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Please let me know with one of the choices at the bottom.