Darwin Project Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
Darwin Project takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic Northern Canadian Rockies before a new Ice Age. It's essentially a game-show but where contestants can die. Ten prisoners are spawned into a snowy map and can only choose three pieces of equipment to start with (bear traps, cage traps, snowballs, hooks, gliders, and tripwires).
Content Rating: PEGI 12+
Release Date: 14/01/2020
Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 5.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You can pruchase Ramen, the currency tha allows you to purchase cosmetic enhancements as follows:
- Darwin Project Ramen Snack
- Darwin Project Starter Pack
- Darwin Project Ramen Binge
- Darwin Project Ramen Dinner
- Darwin Project Ramen Stockpile
Rated PEGI 12 because it features moderate violence. Violence consists of fast paced deathmatches between human characters wearing futuristic armour, attacking each other with axes and bows. Their physical responses to being hit is minimal and while blood is shown and bodies remain on the ground for the duration of the match, there are no visible injury details and the violence itself is very mild.
This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of Ramen Noodles, the currency used to purchase cosmetics for their character such as masks and helmets, which some parents or carers may want to be aware of. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.
ESRB TEEN for violence and blood.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
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