Splatoon 2

Game review by David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Colorful multiplayer shooter is captivating, can melt hours.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 113 reviews

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age 5+

Its amazingly fun and good for at least 5 up!

Splatoon 2 is a very good game and there is not really much violence, consumerism (accept for paid DLC which is optional) Not at all any sexual content, swearing, drinking/drugs/smoking, you don't really have to worry about the safety and privacy and there aren't any good "role models" or "great messages" People might complain about the art in the square (main spawn area) or one of the character's clothing but 1, (you can disable art by following these steps, 1. Open your menu with X, 2. Go to the "Options" or "Settings" tab. 3. Go to "other" 4. click off on posts. If you don't want your kids playing the online multiplayer or don't want to pay for Switch online every year or 3 months you can just get them the Octo Expansion and they will have 2 great offline single player modes to play! Overall this game is really good and doesn't deserve all the negative reviews because of what content is hardly even part of the full game!

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age 6+

A nonviolent shooter? It's possible!

This addictive must-have for the Nintendo Switch stands out in how despite being a shooter, it goes out of its way to never make violence the objective. Goals include covering turf, gathering eggs, etc., but never just "shoot all these people." Shooting fellow players with paint is apart of the game, but it's hardly 'violence', as all that really happens is that they regenerate at the start point. Highly recommended for anyone with a Switch.
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