XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 19 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

its good but tough

be ready to ask for a refund if you dont know how to play

This title has:

Too much violence
age 14+

Extremely Well-made Tactics and Base-Management Strategy game

Violence: Moderately bloody violence against aliens, blood is yellow. When your soldiers are killed there's a brief splash of red blood. No injury detail. Bloody alien autopsies are shown, but with little detail. Some missions feature aliens terrorizing human populace. The only instance of gore is in the first mission, a man is seen with his stomach torn open, another with his eyes missing. Not horribly graphic, in the context, it would probably fit into a PG-13 rating. | Language: In the campaign, there's rare usage of very mild language such as damn and hell. During combat, when injured your soldiers will rarely shout out sh*t or f*ck. This can be turned off in the settings, but even when left on it's possible to go an entire playthrough without hearing it.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Game Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love strategy and action games

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