This game is expected to be rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Ghosts, Horror and Ouija Board.
Ignore All Content Warnings
Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.
Each session involves taking your team to a new location and investigating several hauntings that will change each time you play. There are several areas that range from houses to prisons, sewers and hospitals. The novelty is that both the locations and ghosts are freshly generated each game, so you have to use real skill and detective work to find and deal with each Ghost. You use equipment such as a Ouija Board, Salt, EMF Reader, Motion Sensors, UV Flashlight, Spirit Box and more.
You can choose between being the player watching the others and offering advice, or be the feet on the ground doing the actual ghost hunting. It’s an unusual combination that has driven popularity on the PC and Mac.
Currently there are no plans for Phasmophobia to come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch or the next generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. There are Phasmophobia games on iOS and Android but these aren’t the same and have been recently created by other developers.
Although Phasmophobia on PC has not yet been rated for PEGI or ESRB, the Vive store states that it is only suitable for those 17+ and over. The game is flagged for Horror on the Steam store. It's likely that it will be rated ESRB MATURE 17+ and PEGI 16.
In the Google Play Store the Phasmophobia VR game is rated PEGI 12 for horror and ESRB TEEN for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood. Although it has the same name, this is a different game.
Account RatingYou don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games. These are similar to Phasmophobia in how they play or their theme. These are good alternative games to Phasmophobia, or are a younger rated alternative for players not ready for PEGI 16 or ESRB MATURE 17+ games.