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Family Guide Elden Ring: Age Rating 16

Elden Ring is a role-playing fighting game set in a fictional world, with a focus on combat similar to Demon's Souls but with an open world like Zelda Breath of the Wild.

The game is set In The Lands Between, ruled by Queen Marika. The Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree and the natural order of life, has been shattered. Marika's offspring have claimed its six shards. The shift of power has triggered a war, but an endless war where no one dies. For years this has raged on, destroying the planet and any sense of humanity. Your task is to hunt down these demigods, reclaim the shards and restore order to the world.

The world is split into six areas, each of which has a large demigod to defeat. You need to be ready to take on each one through developing your skills and equipment, but you can choose in which order you fight them. You can upgrade abilities as you progress through the world either purchased from stores or acquired from characters you meet.

The world is full of characters to meet each with their own motivations for helping or hindering your progress. How you deal with these inhabitants, and how you dispatch the demigods will affect the fate of the cursed land and unravel its secrets.


This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features strong violence.

"This game features realistic violence, involving human and fantasy characters. Characters can be knocked backwards and stunned by attacks, with large blood effects being used. When defeated, characters fall to the ground where their bodies remain. There is a scene in which a monster with multiple arms severs one of these arms with an axe."


You can leave messages for other players. You also see their white-outlined ghosts asynchronously along with red-outlined ghosts to depict their death.

  • In cooperative play, you can summon other players into your game creating teams of up to four. You can password protect your game so that only people you know can appear.
  • In competitive play, you enter another player's game if they accept your challenge and then fight to the death.


If you are looking for games that are similar to Elden Ring but suitable for younger children, the following are good options:

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.