Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Embrace your evil side in this mature role-playing game.

Mac, Windows 2016

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

A lot of death and little respect for life

The graphic gore isn't there enough to drive the PEGI rating to 18, but it most certainly should be ESRB M (mature) / PEGI 16 (not ESRB T (teen) / PEGI 16). Tyranny does not have an actual ESRB rating. Lots of dead bodies everywhere and most of the NPCs have no qualm with murdering a person for a trivial reason. Voices of Nerat is loves impaling people and when you go to Scarlet Chorus camp, you see lots of impaled dead bodies everywhere. There are little monsters in the game, mostly magebane within oldwalls. You as the player will be killing 85% people in the game. In comparison, Pillars of Eternity or Divinity Original Sin, you're killing 50% people and 50% monsters or beasts. The factions you can side with - Disfavored - lawful evil, Scarlet Chorus - chaotic evil, rebels / Vendrien Guard - Neutral. Even the rebels of the tiers / the Vendrien Guard can be kind of murder-hobo-ish though they are the least evil of the ally-able factions. Kryos the overlord, the grand ruler you are supposed to be loyal to or at least pretend to be loyal to I would consider to be a deep nuetral evil, maybe with a lawful slant. The 'you will be generally evil unless you really try not to', 'nearly everyone interacted with is evil, neutral at est', combined with general non-value of human life, dead bodies everywhere, and the overwhelming dominance of people-killing over monster-killing (and not necessarily evil people) should be noted by parents that are screening intelligently rather than blindly following the ratings or the sex / violence / nudity / language descriptors.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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