Call of Duty: WWII is a first-person shooting game. The fourteenth in the popular series and was released on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
It's set during World War II, following battles on the Western Front. This mainly the historical events of the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. Along with the story campaign there is a popular online multiplayer mode where players fight and talk to each other.
In the UK, PEGI rated Call of Duty WWII suitable for 18+ because it contained "extreme violence, violence towards defenceless people [and] strong language". The VSC expanded on this by stating that it "contains depictions of battlefield injuries such as decapitation, dismemberment and mutilation. There is also the use of the sexual expletive ‘fuck’ and derivations of the word."
In the US, the ESRB rated Call of Duty WWII suitable for 17+ on the basis of Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language. They stated that "some weapon attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment, leaving bloodstains and body parts on the ground". About the intensity of the experience, they said, "battles are frenetic and accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large explosions", and highlighted particular moments of violence when "a prisoner shot in the head at close-range; enemy soldiers shoot themselves to avoid capture".
Parental Control Settings
In the graphics settings on PC you can toggle blood off, but this option isn't available on Xbox One or PS4.
You can control the use of microphone communication with other players in the parental controls settings of your console. In the audio settings you can turn off Battle chatter.
On PS4, select Settings > Parental Controls > Sub Account Management. Then under Chat/Message, select Block to prevent all voice chat. You can also mute other players in the PS4 game by bringing the scoreboard up and pressing Square.
On XBox One, select Settings > Privacy & Online Safety > Custom > Communicate with Voice and Text. Then you can select Friends or Private to disable it.
You can consider the following alternatives for younger players. These are no less exciting or exuberant but they dial down the violence with content appropriate to youngsters.
- Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (PEGI 7+)
- Splatoon 2 (PEGI 7+)
- Roblox (PEGI 7+)
- Overwatch (PEGI 12+)
- Fortnite (PEGI 12+)
- Starwars Battlefront II (PEGI 16+)
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