The Ascent Parents Guide | The Ascent Age Rating | 2021
The Ascent Parents Guide | The Ascent Age Rating | 2021

The Ascent Parents Guide and Age Rating

The Ascent is a cyberpunk-themed action role-playing video game developed by Swedish indie game studio, Neon Giant and published by Curve Digital for Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One on 29 July 2021.

The game takes place within an arcology in a futuristic dystopian world known as Veles, controlled by a powerful megacorporation called “The Ascent Group”. Players assume control of a worker enslaved by the company. After the mysterious collapse of The Ascent Group, the arcology descends into a chaotic free-for-all pitting districts, syndicates, and rival corporations against each other for control.

The player’s role is to stop other factions from seizing control and uncover the mystery behind the demise of The Ascent Group.

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Developer Neon Giant
Publisher Curve Digital
Age Rating ESRB-M17+, PEGI18
Mode Single-player, multiplayer
Genre Action role-playing, twin-stick shooter
Release Date 29 July 2021
Platforms Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One


The Ascent Age Rating

ESRB-  The Ascent has received ESRB Rating M (MATURE 17+) for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence. The game is not suitable for the ages under 17.

PEGI- The Ascent has received a  PEGI 18 which restricts availability to ADULTS ONLY and is not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. This rating has been given because it features graphic violence, drug use, and language.

The Ascent Parents Guide | The Ascent Age Rating | 2021
The Ascent Parents Guide | The Ascent Age Rating | 2021

The Ascent Parents Guide 

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The Ascent is an action role-playing game in which players assume the role of a worker at a megacorporation in a futuristic dystopian world.
Players travel between districts, interact with characters, complete quests, and engage in combat against various factions/enemies (e.g., mutants, rival gangs, alien creatures).
Players can use several weapons such as pistols, machine guns, and rocket launchers to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, large explosions, and cries of pain.
Blood-splatter effects are depicted as enemies are shot; some areas depict corpses and large bloodstains on the ground.
A handful of attacks cause enemies to burst into chunks of flesh, severed limbs can be seen on the ground.
The game contains some suggestive mature content a nightclub with a holographic dancer and “XXX” sign;
In a scene, a club is described as a Sexbot brothel, with robotic dancers gyrating on stage. 
Dialogue referencing sexual material e.g., “Your kink is not my kink…”; “Def make sure to bring some lube. Or oil”; “Insert the sex bolt here” etc…
Drugs are is prominently featured: production, selling buying as well as drug references in the dialogue.
The words “f**k,” sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.


The Ascent Gameplay

The Ascent is presented from an isometric view overlooking the character. It is a twin-stick shooter. It includes the ability to aim both high and low on enemy targets, allowing the player to differentiate between shooting enemies closer or further away. This mechanic is key to the game’s cover system, allowing the player to aim at enemies over the top of the props in the environment.

The player can fully customize their character’s appearance and can augment their character with cyber ware upgrades to get new skills and abilities. Players also have an upgradeable cyberdeck device, which they can use to gain access or “hack” into previously locked areas and loot certain chests.

The Ascent Parents Guide | The Ascent Age Rating | 2021
The Ascent Parents Guide | The Ascent Age Rating | 2021

The game features a destructible environment that reacts to the player’s actions, such as bullet impacts, skill powers, and explosions. A fast travel system is implemented in the game via a built-in subway system and paid the taxi, allowing the player to travel vast distances in-game quickly.

It is an open-world game that IGN described as having “essentially no loading screens”. Defeating enemies allows the player to collect loot of various rarities. Items can also be obtained by completing missions, exploring the world, or purchasing them from vendors with in-game currency. The gameplay modes include single-player, local co-op, and online co-op with a maximum of 4 players.

The Ascent System Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 x64
Processor: Intel Core Intel Core i5-3470 (4 * 3200) or equivalent / AMD FX-8350 (4 * 4000) or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 ( 2048 MB) / Radeon R9 390X (8192 MB)
Storage: 35 GB available space

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 x64
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K (4 * 4000) or equivalent / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6 * 3400) or equivalent
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce GTX 1070 (8192 MB) / Radeon RX 5700 (8192 MB)
Storage: 35 GB available space

The Ascent Official Trailer

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Official website: curvegames

Know about The Ascent parents guide and age rating. The Ascent read M17+ by ESRB. However, this game is rated by 18 by PEGI.

The age rating, fixed by PEGI (Pan European Game Information) for UK citizens and ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) for the US Continent. Moreover, the PEGI rating is based on the physical content of the game and not on the players’ condition or their abuse usage online.

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