The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Next Gen

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Excellent mature adventure full of sex, violence, profanity.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 51 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 40 reviews

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age 12+

Common Sense Media Overexaggerates

Common Sense Media Overexaggerates, The Witcher 3 is absolutely suitable for a 12yr-13yr old, all of the sex is optional and can be skipped and the Violence is very awesome, Grealt of Rivia is a very good role model he helps people who are in need or desperate. My son says its the best Medieval RPG game he has ever played, the only reason I purchased The Witcher 3 on Steam to my son who was 12 is because the sex is optional and can be skipped, he is playing The Witcher 3 more often he is 13 right now.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
2 people found this helpful.
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.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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