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DARKSIDERS II <span>(2012)</span> artwork


Type VideoGame

Release dates 17/08/2012

Ratings Info Contains strong bloody violence

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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DARKSIDERS II is an action role-playing game set in a mythical ancient time in which one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse sets out on a mission to rescue his brother. The game was classified '15' for strong bloody violence.

The game requires the player to complete a series of tasks and missions in which hordes of enemies are encountered who must be destroyed in order for progress to be made. The enemies are all creatures and monsters of a fantastical nature rather than being recognisably human. The fighting is carried out with an array of weapons that includes very large swords, axes, hammers and guns, which are used in fast-paced combat. Because the imperative is to move rapidly through the enemy hordes, there is little opportunity for the player to dwell on the details of the violence being carried out. Impacts result in bloody injury to both enemies and the player character, and enemies can be dismembered or taken apart by certain blows and finishing moves but the gory detail is unrealistic. Similar images of strong bloody violence also feature in the cutscenes but the overall presentation of violence accords with the terms of the BBFC's Guidelines at '15' which state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable. Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable'.


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