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“Hades” is an action roleplaying game that revolves around Zagreus, the son of Hades, who is attempting to escape from the Underworld to reach Mount Olympus. Along the way, Zagreus meets various Olympian deities, who help him in his journey. The game is rated Advisory 16 (Suitable for 16 & Above). Played from a top-down perspective, the player character uses weapons such as blades, bows, fists, guns, spears and shields, as well as magic spells, to attack groups of demons that are summoned into the area. The game contains combat sequences that depict the player character attacking groups of enemies. When these enemies are defeated, a reddish-black puff of smoke is seen. Stronger depictions of blood are seen when the protagonist is defeated, where his body is seen to be covered in blood and falls into a blood pool. According to the classification guidelines, “moderate level of violence” that is “realistic but not excessively graphic violence with depiction of blood” is permissible under the Advisory 16 rating. The game also contains a still-image portrait of a naked female character. There are no details of nudity seen as the breasts and pubic area are covered by her hair. In addition, the game contains some use of mild swear words such as “damn” and “bastard”.