This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Blood-splatter, Fatal and Gambling.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 months ago.
Like Fortnite, the play area shrinks over time, forcing players to keep moving or else find themselves outside the play area which can be fatal. Players communicate via game chat or with text indicators to team mates.
The game focuses on a wide variety of characters, each with a special ability. Like Overwatch, this means it’s often described as a character-based-shooting-game. Learning how to use the different abilities is a big part of getting better at the game. Players also need to work well in a team, reviving each other when they die, and providing tactical information to each other by the ping system.
The ping system means that you can play the game without having the voice or text chat enables. Also, many younger players choose to turn off voice chat apart from their friends so they can play and communicate only with people they know.
Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB TEEN with blood and violence. Players search for supplies and use machine guns, rifles, and explosives to shoot and kill enemies as the play area constantly shrinks. Frenetic firefights are accompanied by blood-splatter effects, realistic gunfire, and large explosions. Players can also perform various finishing moves on weakened enemies (e.g., stabbing them with a knife; beating opponents down with fists; electrocuting characters). These attacks are often depicted close-up and/or from the victim's perspective.
Account RatingYou 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 Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
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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You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
Apex Legends is free to download and start playing, meaning that no purchase password is required from parents. As signified in the ratings the game includes purchases that range from £7.99/$9.99 to £79.99/$99.99. While this money will only unlock cosmetic improvements, it is also a way to gain access to all the playable characters in the game more quickly.
Apex Packs that can be earned in the game or purchased with money, offer a “loot box” style chance to win items of varying rarity. This is not classed as gambling by the Gambling Commission in the UK as these items don’t have any monetary value outside the game.
There are special editions of the game that come with special skins and currency:
- Lifeline Edition
- Octane Edition
- Pathfinder Edition
- Bloodhound Edition
All these purchases are cheaper if you have EA Access.
You can opt to sprint automatically, or by tapping a button (toggle). You can switch this on during play by double tapping L in the game if you switch this option on. You can choose Toggle or Hold for crouching and aiming.
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