Dying Light 2 Reclassification May Indicate Significant Change of Violent Themes

It seems that the rating of Dying Light 2 has been reclassified according to the Australian classification rating. This could mean that the game is less gory and violent than its well-received predecessor. This was first discovered through a post on Reddit which showed the ratings from last year and this year. The game had a PEGI 18 rating in 2020 but this was quickly changed to MA 15+ this year.

Previous Rating of Dying Light 2 (2020)
Current Rating of Dying Light 2 (2021)

Dying Light 2 Rating Reception

The reception to the change of rating has divided fans. Most of them expect that the sequel will be better than the first game logically but the level of violence will be significantly toned down. The first game has received extremely positive reviews from both fans and critics. They praised its world design, gameplay, and the level of gore and violence present. There was a certain amount of realism present in Dying Light which was not before seen in other zombie open-world games previously. Games like Days Gone and State of Decay 2 are enjoyable to a certain extent but they are not close to the standards Dying Light set.

It’s hard to tell that if Dying Light 2 will contain the same level of realism present in the first game. Fans were quick to point out that the 2019 version of the demo differed significantly from the 2021 version. But they think that it will still have that feel of the first game that made it so enjoyable.

It’s hard to speculate what could this rating change mean for Dying Light 2 and the series as a whole. It could probably be less gory and violent judging by the rating but that doesn’t mean it will be less exciting. The game is set to release on February 4, 2022, on all the current and next-gen consoles.

What do you think of this news? Do you think that the rating of the sequel indicates a significant change in tone and violence than that of the first Dying Light? Share your thoughts below!

Samam Hasan
Samam Hasan
A passionate writer with a strong love for video games. Samam primarily enjoys Sim Racing and RPG games in his free time and also keeps up with the latest industry news.

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