Hyper Light Drifter is an action RPG with a retro, pixellated art style, viewed from an isometric perspective. Players assume the role of a Drifter who is trying to quieten a disease.
VIOLENCE: The BBFC’s guidelines at PG state ‘Violence will usually be mild. However there may be moderate violence, without detail’ In Hyper Light Drifter, the Drifter must use a sword and firearms to fight fantasy enemies, resulting in small splashes of blood. This detail means Hyper Light Drifter cannot be classified PG. The unrealistic, pixellated art style of the game mitigates the impact of the violence however, so it is not strong enough to be classified 15. The game is therefore appropriately classified 12.