Is Hogwarts Legacy Too Child-Friendly?

Despite having an ESRB rating of 13 (for teenagers), is Hogwarts Legacy too child-friendly? Let's find out more about the content of the game.

After numerous delays, Hogwarts Legacy is finally available to play. Players who purchased the Deluxe Edition of the game already got access from Feb. 7, and the Standard Edition was launched globally on Feb. 10, allowing PlayStation 5, PC and Xbox Series X|S owners to experience the highly anticipated game.

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In Hogwarts Legacy, there’s a lot you can do as a student in the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter franchise. Despite featuring some bad language and violence, is Hogwarts Legacy still too child-friendly? Here is all you need to know.

Is Hogwarts Legacy too child-friendly?

The Entertainment Software Eating Board (ESRB) rated the game T for Teenagers, which basically means it should be played by kids aged 13 and above. In the UK, however, the age rating is 12, so only kids aged 12 and above can purchase the game in the UK.

So, if you’re playing Hogwarts Legacy and believe that perhaps it might be too child-friendly, it’s really not. The game contains some dark and grown-up themes that make it unsuitable for a 10-year-old.

And since pretty much all the game’s characters are teens and adults, there’s plenty of room for mischief and bad language. There’s also a variety of spells that your character can learn, some of which take out enemies devastatingly.

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We’ve seen a couple of releases this year, some of which aren’t suitable for kids at all, including High on Life and Ella Balinska’s Forspoken—both of which have a rating of 18 years and above for strong language and violence amongst other things.

Ultimately, Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t take things too far, but it is not too child-friendly either. The game has managed to find a balance between crossing the line and staying at just the right spot, which makes it a fun experience for both teens and adults.

So if your child is a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, it’s totally safe to let them play Hogwarts Legacy as long as they are 12 or older. If they are any younger than that, it is up to you as a parent to check out the game and allow it or not. The game is now available to play on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

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