Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
Linux, Macintosh, Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Blood and Gore, Suggestive Themes, Violence
This is an action role-playing game (RPG) in which players assume the role of Death (one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) as he attempts to resurrect lost human souls. As players explore fantastical open-world environments, they use an oversized scythe-like blade to battle various creatures (e.g., dragons, golems, ice skeletons, ghouls). The melee-style combat is highlighted by yells, impact/fleshy sounds, bone-crunching effects, and large splashes of blood. Players can occasionally initiate “cinematic kills” that depict additional violence: enemies impaled, decapitated, or dismembered, sometimes accompanied by slow-motion effects.