Parents' Guide to

Metal Gear Solid Touch

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

iPhone app of action franchise is less violent, less fun.

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It matters little whether you're a fan of the Metal Gear Solid franchise; the chances of anyone enjoying this simplistic shooter are slim. It's a pale shadow of its PlayStation 3 counterpart, which delivers a narrative depth so multifacted and engaging as to make this game's brief bits of text read almost like a "Dick and Jane" book. What's more, the action has been completely gutted. There's no stealth play and no special gadgets to use. All players do is aim at implausibly slow moving bad guys as though they were part of a shooting gallery -- which, for all intents and purposes, they are.

And while it may not be as graphic or profane as its console-based precursor, the game's age rating of 9+ for "Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence" (applied by the developer, not a third-party classification group like the ESRB) is completely off. The violence may be mild compared to the original game, but it is fairly realistic and, more importantly, it's the game's primary focus. We don't recommend any military-themed shooters for children under the age of 13.

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