Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most popular games of 2018, and our review of it from earlier this month gave it a 5/5 score. Because of this, you might be wondering if you can play it. Here are the age requirements for playing Red Dead Redemption 2.
How old to play Red Dead Redemption 2? Red Dead Redemption 2 is not that bold but it can be sometimes brutal. However, this game is not good for children. Red Dead Redemption 2 is rated M, which means you need to be 17+ to play the game.
How Old To Play Red Dead Redemption 2?
If you haven’t heard of Rockstar Games, they are known for making games that are dark, violent, and sometimes controversial. Most famously, their Grand Theft Auto series has been banned in several countries because it shows sex, crime, racism, and other tough social issues that most developers try to avoid.
Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t as daring or shocking, even though it can be brutal at times. But this is definitely not a game for kids. It has a M rating, which means that you have to be 17 or older to buy it.
If you don’t know much about the ESRB rating system, M says that the product “May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.” This is the second best score, after AO (Adults Only).
Red Dead Redemption 2 probably only fits two of the themes listed under “M”: violence and language. There are some pretty gross slow-motion animations of people dying and a lot of bad language, but there isn’t much sexual content.
But if you are younger than 17, you will not be able to buy Red Dead Redemption 2 at a store. Here’s what Gamestop says about it:
When it comes to games rated M (Mature) by the ESRB, all GameStop and EB Games employees follow our store policy. We DO NOT sell, reserve, or offer games with a “Mature” rating to anyone under the age of 17.
Is Red Dead Redemption 2 Appropriate For 13 years old?
It depends on how the kid was raised, to be honest. Maybe not if you were the kind of kid who only ever played E games. But it would be fine if you were like me and your parents let you play whatever you want (within reason).
Just letting you know that there is violence, blood, drugs, swearing, and sexual content in the game. But, unlike some games, that isn’t the point of this one. It’s a game for cowboys. You kill bad guys, drink, and sometimes cry for half an hour because the horse you’ve been using the whole game ran into a tree and died.
To conclude, you need to be 17 years old to play Red Dead Redemption 2! If you are not 17 years old, the store might not allow you to get the game. If you are below 17 years old, you can decide if you want to play the game or not. If you are used to violence games, then maybe you can try Red Dead Redemption 2.