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Maneater

Koch Media GmbH (Austria)
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 22/05/2020 - PC
  • 22/05/2020 - PlayStation 4
  • 22/05/2020 - Xbox One
  • 31/12/2020 - Xbox Series X|S
  • 31/12/2020 - PlayStation 5

Advice for consumers

This game is rated PEGI 18 which restricts availability to ADULTS ONLY and is not suitable for anyone below this age. This rating has been given due to depictions of extreme violence. Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu... kill or be killed.

Content specific issues

This game contains frequent depictions of extreme violence towards human-like and animal-like characters. The player takes control of a shark who is able to attack and kill numerous humans and marine animals. The vast majority of attacks cause dismemberment, with humans losing various limbs as they are attacked. Strong blood effects appear on impact of attacks and linger in the water. Characters can be heard screaming in pain as they are caught by the shark and dragged underwater where they can either be torn apart or drowned. The vast majority of the human victims are innocent civilians who are swimming in the sea, a smaller number of enemies are actively hunting and attacking the shark. The most pertinent examples of violence can be found in the games cutscenes, where detailed depictions of dismemberment can be seen. Strong blood and gore effects are present with detailed injuries and wounds visible.

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road to Boruto

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE S.A.S.
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 24/04/2020 - Nintendo Switch

Advice for consumers

This game has been rated PEGI 12 for depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters and mild swearing. Not suitable for persons under 12 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road to Boruto marks the conclusion of the long running series, containing the main game Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, plus all five DLC’s, including ‘Road to Boruto’ which focuses on Boruto, the son of Naruto.

Content specific issues

This game features non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters, characters fight using a mixture of martial arts and superhuman powers, reactions to the violence are often exaggerated with characters frantically fighting and being knocked around as if they are defying gravity, little injury is shown, with characters getting up immediately after being attacked. The game also features mild bad language with the words ‘ass’ and ‘crap’ being used.

Suicide Guy: Sleepin' Deeply

Chubby Pixel website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 11/01/2019 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features encouragement of the use of alcohol/tobacco and recurring themes of suicide. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

In this new chapter of "Suicide Guy" you'll be challenged with even more insane puzzles, generated by the surreal dreams of the “Guy”. You'll encounter the weirdest of the living beings as you go deeper and deeper into his subconscious. This time, to wake him up you'll need all your skills.

Content specific issues

After watching an advert on television, the players character is encouraged to fetch a bottle of 99.9% extra strong beer from his fridge and drink it. The levels in the game all centre around the player solving puzzles and navigating their way around obstacles in order to commit suicide, at which point the level is complete. Blood and injuries are not depicted as the screen fades to black when the player meets their demise.

Other issues

There is a scene in which the player knocks out the eyeball of a Kraken after his boat was hit in the water by its tentacle. No blood is shown, and the player puts the eyeball back again.

Azure Striker Gunvolt: STRIKER PACK

Inti Creates Co., Ltd
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 23/04/2020 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has been rated PEGI 12 for moderate arcade style violence, sexual innuendo and mild bad language. Not suitable for persons under 12 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

A 2D action-platformer where you play as the hero Gunvolt, who has the ability to control lightning. This is a combination pack including both Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on one disc.

Content specific issues

Unrealistic arcade style violence with no blood/gore or any obvious physical injuries throughout the gameplay. Frequent scenes featuring sexual posturing and innuendo, primarily of female characters, as well as mild bad language throughout. Language includes the words 'hell' and 'crap.'

Freedom Finger

Wide Right Interactive, llc website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 17/03/2020 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features use of strong language and the use of alcohol/tobacco. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

Freedom Finger is a music driven, side-scrolling shooter. Classic shmup gameplay blended with melee combat! You're flying a giant hand, so use it! Punch, toss, and smash enemies to smithereens! A highly satirical storyline that explores hot-button topics such as communism, US foreign policy, sriracha sauce, and crafting in videogames.

Content specific issues

Sexual expletives and offensive language are frequently heard in both the game dialogue and the background music lyrics, including the words “fuck/s”, “fucker/s”, “fuck-stain”, “fuckin’/ing”, “motherfuck”, “bastards”, “bitch”, “bitchin’”, “bitchy”, “bullshit”, “dick/s”, “dick-cheese”, “goddamn”, “horse-shit”, “monkey-dick”, “pencil-dick”, “piss-flap”, “prick”, “screw”, “shit/s”, “shit-bags”, “shit-lips” and “shit-stain”. Crude hand gestures such as giving the middle finger are also shown. Throughout the game, a main character is prominently depicted smoking cigars and drinking beer from a can.

John Wick Hex

Gambitious B.V. website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 05/05/2020 - PlayStation 4
  • 01/11/2020 - Xbox One
  • 01/11/2020 - Nintendo Switch
  • 04/12/2020 - Xbox Series X|S

Advice for consumers

This game has been rated PEGI 16 for depictions of realistic looking violence towards human-like characters, and use of sexual expletives. Not suitable for persons under 16 years if age.

Brief outline of the game

John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.

Content specific issues

This game contains frequent depictions of realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. The vast majority of the violence is inflicted using various firearms, however melee attacks and hand to hand combat is also present. The reactions to the violence are realistic in nature, with blood appearing on impact of attacks, and characters letting out pained cries. When they have been defeated, their bodies limply fall to the floor where they remain for the rest of the level. This game also contains use of sexual expletives. The word “fuck” and its derivatives can be found throughout the dialogue.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

Draw Distance S.A. website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 17/03/2020 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features use of strong language. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a narrative experience set in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. It presents the struggle for power between two vampiric factions - the Camarilla and the Anarchs - bathed in the night lights of the Big Apple.

Content specific issues

The game includes frequent use of sexual expletives, mild swearing and offensive language throughout the game, including the words ‘cunt’, ‘fuck/er/in/ing’, ‘motherfucker’, ‘assholes’, ‘bull/horse/shit’, ‘douchebags’, ‘goddamnit’, ‘pissed’, ‘prick/s’, ‘shit/er/ting’ and ‘whore’.

Other issues

Drinking and smoking are mentioned several times throughout the stories, but, while some characters are depicted holding lit cigars or with an unlit pipe to their lips, there is no animation of the acts taking place. Sex is mentioned often, either in the form of how a vampire chooses to ‘embrace’ their victim, or in the players mistaken belief that one of the vampires is a sex-cam worker. However, there are no graphic descriptions of sexual acts, nor are there any sexual images. Violence is described throughout the game, sometimes in detail, but the acts themselves are never shown. Some scenes include images that show the aftermath of a violent act, for example simple bite marks on flesh, others being the more horrific such as a pair of dismembered legs and a bloodied sword.

Everreach: Project Eden

Headup GmbH website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 25/03/2020 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features sustained depictions of violence towards human characters and strong violence. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

Everreach: Project Eden is a fast-paced, story-driven action-RPG set on the visually stunning Planet Eden. In Everreach, you play as Nora Harwood, member of Everreach’s Security Division, on a mission to secure the colonization process of Eden and investigate mysterious incidents. Explore this vast alien world and descend into the planet’s depths to discover the ancient secrets of a long-forgotten civilization. Packed with tactical ground combat, high-speed vehicular warfare and a compelling level and skill system, Everreach immerses you in its intriguing story and diversified gameplay.

Content specific issues

The strongest violence occurs in a cinematic where two human characters are facing off against each other. Both fire their weapons, and one is hit in the chest. In slow motion you see a wound appear and blood spray as the man falls to the ground where he remains for the rest of the scene. In another scene, you enter an outpost to discover the bodies of a number of colonists lying in puddles of their own blood.

Suicide Guy

Chubby Pixel website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 14/02/2018 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features encouragement of the use of alcohol/tobacco and recurring themes of suicide. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age.

Brief outline of the game

Suicide Guy is set in the incredible and extraordinary dreams of its protagonist. What would you do in order to save the thing you love most? Immerse yourself into his weird dreams and help him to wake up before it's too late.

Content specific issues

The game begins with the players character prominently consuming ‘Premium Beer’ until they fall asleep. Trapped in the dreamworld, they must solve every puzzle in order to wake up and save their beloved beer from falling on the floor. The levels in the game all centre around the player solving puzzles and navigating their way around obstacles in order to commit suicide, at which point the level is complete. Blood and injuries are not depicted as the screen fades to black when the player meets their demise.

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+

Chubby Pixel website
Release Dates & Platforms:
  • 20/11/2019 - PlayStation 4

Advice for consumers

This game has received a PEGI 3 because it features occasional, very mild violence in a comical or abstract context. Suitable for all ages.

Brief outline of the game

This time a new menace is taking over the Wood Lands with a black substance that is absorbing life and energy from all living creatures! Will you be skilled enough to help Woodle in his quest to repel this enormous new evil force? Explore the wonderful lands and find a way to restore balance in this new Open World Platformer Adventure.

Content specific issues

This game features combat between fantasy characters. The violence found in this combat is unrealistic and comical, as are reactions: your basic attack is a slap with a leaf, enemies flash red when hit, and disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated. The colourful visual style and designs help in making the violence less disturbing.