A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
It's important to stand up for other people and to stand against oppression, even if that means putting your life at risk. Never stop learning or trying to better yourself.
Positive Role Models
Main character puts his life at risk to save other people and the galaxy. But in doing so, he commits many acts of violence that result in lots of deaths, some of beings who are just doing their jobs and don't share the Empire's oppressive ways.
Ease of Play
Controls will be familiar to players of the previous game or similar games, though the game also does a good job of teaching the controls. Five difficulty options: Story Mode (very easy), Jedi Padawan (easy), Jedi Knight (normal), Jedi Master (hard), and Jedi Grand Master (very hard).
Violence & Scariness
Players use a lightsaber and the Force to kill people/creatures and to destroy robots. While enemies use blasters and explosives to try to kill the player, the player can turn these weapons against their enemies. None of this results in any bloodshed, but some characters are shown being dismembered or bisected, and one is decapitated off-screen.
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The dialogue includes words like "ass" and "bastard."
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Products & Purchases
The game is part of a long-running franchise that includes movies, TV shows, books, toys, and other games. There's a tie-in novel, Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars by Sam Maggs, which is set before the events of this game.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One character runs a bar that the player visits frequently, though no one is shown drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a third-person action/adventure game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Using their Jedi character's lightsaber and the Force, players have to kill many bandits, stormtroopers, droids, and other agents of the Empire, as well as dangerous animals. In turn, enemies use sci-fi guns and explosives against the player -- though players can also turn these weapons back on them. While there's no blood, characters are shown being bisected and having limbs cut off, and it's visually indicated that one character is decapitated off-screen. Dialogue includes words like "ass" and "bastard," and some of the action takes place in a bar.
Is It Any Good?
Having learned how to be a Jedi in the previous game, former Padawan Cal Kestis continues his education in this action-packed adventure game. In the five years that have passed sine the end of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal clearly didn't just sit on the couch drinking caf and watching vids. Not only does he start this epic adventure with all the skills he had at the end of the previous game -- hence, why he can still use the Force to shove or pull enemies, run along walls, or do a mid-air double-jump -- but he has also learned new skills in the interim. He can briefly slow time, and use that finger-waving brainwashing trick that Obi-Wan is so good at. He can even duel lightsabers proficiently.
But, as they say, one should never stop learning. So as Cal continues to try to rebuild the Jedi Order and take down the Empire, he learns some new abilities over the course of this new adventure -- like how to use a grappling hook to reach out-of-the-way places. Or how to wield a cross-like lightsaber that's slower and heavier but more powerful. This game also corrects one of the few annoyances of Fallen Order, as you no longer have to walk all the way back to your ship and can instead instantly move between meditation points, of which there are many on every world. But the best thing about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is how, despite all the ways this installment expands upon the previous game, it's still very much the same in how it effortlessly mixes smooth hack-and-slash combat, clever problem-solving, and inventive exploration into an epic sci-fi story worthy of the name Star Wars.
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