Beyond: Two Souls Review
Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
While other games offer a similar branching style, these are more dramatic in their storytelling and how substantially you can change the outcome. The game follows three key characters. It's possible that one or more of these can die, immediately cutting whole swathes of the story.
Beyond: Two souls is about a teenager, Jodie, who discovers she has a supernatural power. It focused on employing movie actors in the main roles. Jodie is portrayed by actress Ellen Page. Willem Dafoe co-stars as Nathan Dawkins, a researcher in the Department of Paranormal Activity and Jodie's surrogate-father-figure.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 08/10/2013, updated in 2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
The "Advanced Experiments" additional chapter can be purchased for PlayStation 3 but is included with PlayStation 4 and PC version.
This game is free with PlayStation Now.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
PEGI 16+ with frequent moderate violence and occasional strong bad language. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: The game contains realistic looking violence with injuries and blood. The game also contains occasional use of the word ‘*!@?*’.
In one level the player can wander over to a knife and choose to commit suicide. The player then must reconfirm this twice by button presses. Eventually she will put the knife on her wrist drawing a small dot of blood. However, no further injury occurs.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.
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