Five out of nine Star Wars films are rated PG – they are relatively kid-friendly. So, you may have watched the movies with them and got them interested in this sci-fi universe. And they may want to play Star Wars games.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a Star Wars first- and third-person shooter game. PEGI gave it a rating of PEGI-16, meaning it is suitable for people aged 16 years old and upwards. However, according to the public’s consensus, Battlefront 2 is for ages 13 and above.
Find the explanations behind these ratings below.
Is Star Wars Battlefront 2 suitable for 10 year olds?
Regardless of which rating you look at, it is not recommended to let your 10 years old child play Battlefront 2. Although the game is not that violent, it still contains some violence.
Yes, characters don’t bleed on Battlefront 2 while they do in the movies. But in games, you control the character that harms the NPCs.
So, even if the game does not contain violence, sex, or alcohol, experts do not recommend exposing your 10 years old kid to this game. However, the parents on Common Sense Media say it is okay.
Is Star Wars Battlefront 2 appropriate for 12 year olds?
The characters in Battlefront 2 use blasters instead of guns. And while they also use lightsabers – science-fiction swords – there are no dismemberments in the game. As mentioned above, you will also see no blood in this game.
However, 12-year-olds may still be a year too young for this game. So, it’s up to you to evaluate if they are ready for it.
Common Sense Media, a reviewer of products to see if they are appropriate for children, gave a rating of 13+ to Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Meanwhile, the parents on the website said it is suitable for children 10 years old and above.
Should Battlefront 2 be a PEGI 16?
The Pan European Game Information gave Star Wars: Battlefront 2 a PEGI-16 rating. It means the game is not suitable for people younger than 16 years old.
Then, the Games Rating Authority explained why it is rated this way.
It states that there’s violence since players use lightsabers and blasters against enemy forces, “who fall down limply when struck.” That counts as violence, even though there’s never any blood or visible injury.
The Games Rating Authority also mentioned that “Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine can also choke or electrocute their enemies. That causes the enemies to realistically struggle, writhe and yell in pain.
PEGI-16 means there’s “more mature and realistic violence against human characters.” And the given reasons match that description.
Is Battlefront 2 violent?
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is an action shooter video game. That means it indeed contains violence, as you have to use blasters, lightsabers, electrocution, or explosions to defeat enemies.
However, there is no gore in the game. There is never any blood or visible injuries.
Is Star Wars Battlefront appropriate?
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 contains no use of foul language. There is also no sexual content in the game. And while there’s mild violence, the game contains no gore.
Much like in the Star Wars films, the hero uses lightsabers, laser blasters, and explosive grenades to fight. But when the player damages the enemies, there would be no bleeding, gore, decapitations, or dismemberments. The enemies will only recoil a little bit, fall down, and then disappear.
Parents’ guide to Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Here are the ratings for Battlefront 2 in different countries, according to IMDB.
- Australia: M
- Brazil: 12
- Germany: 16
- Japan: C
- Singapore: G
- South Korea: 15
- United Kingdom: 12
- United States: T
There is no sex or nudity in the game.
Also, there is no dismemberment or blood, but sparks shoot out of enemies’ bodies when they are killed. Overall, the game has just the same amount of violence as the original movies.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 also does not contain profanity. Furthermore, not even references to drugs, alcohol, or smoking are in the game.
There are mildly frightening or intense scenes in the game, though. Iden Versio was shot, causing the character’s death. Also, Kylo Ren interrogated Dan Meeko, and then Gideon Hask murdered him later on.
Does Star Wars Battlefront 2 have the same age restrictions as Battlefront 1?
Yes, Star Wars: Battlefront 1 and Battlefront 2 are both rated PEGI-16. Likewise, the experts on Common Sense Media rated them both 13+. Furthermore, the parents from the same website rated the two games 10+.
Unfortunately, the latter does not matter if you want to play multiplayer with your kid. EA does not allow kid accounts on their servers. So unless your kid is older than 12, you cannot play Star Wars: Battlefront 2 multiplayer with them.