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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Gone Home 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
Contains frequent use of strong language. This is a first-person game in which the player’s character searches her home for clues as to what has happened to the occupants. There are lots of interactive items which can be read to assist in the search, others include audio cassette tapes. These can be placed in a cassette machine and played. The tapes contains songs which contain the use of the sexual expletive ‘*!@?*’ and derivations of the word.
11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Players need a mature understanding of family issues, gender and related topics. It's not a challenge in terms of puzzle-solving skill but requires grown-up processing to enjoy the story.
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