This game is expected to be rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Blood splatter, Graphic Violence, Killed, Wound and Wounds.
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 18 months ago.
It's unusual because of its realism. Unlike game such as Call of Duty this focuses on the affects of wounds in specific areas of the body. Different wound locations require different medical dressings and bandages. You have fine control of your movement speed and crouch height. In keeping with the realism, Escape from Tarkov has minimal information on the screen. To check your bullets you need to look at the firearm magazine manually as no on-screen counter is provided like in other games.
When shooting the game models realistic ballistics, including features such as ricochets and bullet penetration. You can gain and use firearms, equipment, and armour as you play or keep it for later missions. You can also build and customise weapons from their constituent parts. You also need to look after your energy and hydration levels over the course of a raid.
Escape from Tarkov has various online modes: raids, scavenger missions. You can play on your own or with others. In each mission you have objectives and an extraction point on the other side of the map. Other individuals and teams are doing the exact same thing so you must fight them and non-player characters to escape. You can opt to complete tasks or play with hinderances to access additional extraction points near the middle of the map: paying roubles, not having a backpack or having certain items equipped.
Between missions you can buy and sell items and take on tasks from traders to access more items and quests. You also have an upgradeable Hideout area that, as you equip it, gives you in-game bonuses.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Although it doesn't have an official PEGI or ESRB rating as it's not on a system that requires these ratings. It is rated RARS 18 in Russia. This is because of the realistic and graphic violence in the game. Other players fall to the ground when killed and blood splatter can be seen on your screen and sprayed onto walls behind targeted players. Enemies call out in pain as they die. Because of this it's likely to get a PEGI 18 and ESRB MATURE 17+ rating.
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The developer has stated there will be no in-game purchases for items. All of the items and currency must be earned in the game itself.
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