RATING INFORMATION  

Darksiders II

Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360

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Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Suggestive Themes, Violence

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Rating Summary: This is an action role-playing game in which players assume the role of Death (one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) on a quest to resurrect the lost souls of humanity and free his brother (War) from an eternal prison. As players traverse through fantastical open-world environments, they use oversized blades to kill demonic/angelic creatures (e.g., dragons, golems, ice skeletons, “corrupted angels”). The melee-style combat is accompanied by screaming/flesh-rending sounds, bone-crunching effects, and exaggerated splashes of blood. Players can also initiate “cinematic kills” that depict additional violence: enemies getting impaled, decapitated, or dismembered (often amid slow-motion effects)—similar imagery can be seen during cutscenes. Some female characters (e.g., harpy-like creatures; a demon) are depicted with large amounts of exposed cleavage.