This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Death, Killed and Strangled.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
It's set in a science-fiction world shared with other players. You play the role of a Guardian of Earth's last safe city, tasked with reviving a celestial being called the Traveler. Along the way, you develop your character and earn equipment and costumes by completing missions. These have you either working with other players to take on large enemies or battling other players. These move the narrative forwards as well as your abilities.
Cross-Platform: You can't play with people on a different system to the one you are on. But the Cross-Save feature enables you to move from PlayStation to Xbox and retain your progress.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. Destiny 2: New Light is Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language and Violence. Players travel across futuristic landscapes and planets to battle a horde of alien creatures. Players use pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers, and various elemental weapons (e.g., flame sword, lightning staff) to kill enemies. Battles are frenetic and are accompanied by realistic gunfire and large explosions. Cutscenes sometimes depict dramatic spaceship battles and characters getting shot, electrocuted, and strangled. Splashes of red blood occasionally appear on the screen when players are injured, and some creatures emit splashes of black liquid when killed. The word “a*shole” is heard in the dialogue.
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
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- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
- You need a subscription to play online:
The following content is available for Destiny via in-game purchase and season pass:
- Destiny: The Dark Below (2014) Expansion I
- Destiny: House of Wolves (2015) Expansion II
- Destiny: The Taken King (2015) new content also includes Expansion I and Expansion II.
- Destiny: Rise of Iron (2015)
- Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (2017) post-release paid content
- Destiny 2: Warmind (2018) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Forsaken (2018) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (2019) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Season of the Forge (2018) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter (2018) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of Opulence (2019) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy (2020) via Annual Pass
Much of this content is bundled in the following purchases of the main game:
- Destiny: The Collection includes all the content from the first game.
- Destiny 2: Upgrade Edition includes Forsaken and Shadowkeep as well as the current season pass.
- Destiny: New Light provides a free-to-play option that grants access to a huge amount of content but doesn't include the latest adventures.
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You can increase the time you have to double-press a button that is sometimes required to access a weapon function. You can also map "chord" presses of two buttons to a single action.
There are options to switch between holds and toggles for aim-zoom, sprint and crouch but not in all cases. Weapon firing, class jump ability, charging grenades, and drawing a bow still require a hold.
Diversity and Inclusion
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