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Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation

Well-made shooter, but keep kids far away.
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Ease of play

The controls for the game aren't explicitly explained and take a little time to figure out, but once you've done that, they're fairly fluid. The game allows players to choose their level of difficulty -- from easy to nightmare. 

Violence

There's nonstop violence in the game, with copious amounts of blood. When your player is shot, the screen turns red with blood splatters, and head shots of enemy soldiers are often shown in slow motion. Players can also slit enemy throats with knives. The game's weapons include automatic rifles, C5 explosives, and grenades. 

Sex
Not applicable
Language

Along with the expected "hell" and "damn," characters regularly use words like "s--t" and "f--k".

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation is a violent, mature game that is entirely inappropriate for young players. The game features nonstop, realistic violence and glorifies kill shots. The language is harsh, and the plot line -- which shows battles in familiar places and talks about a nuclear explosion in Chicago -- is intense. The Gameloft Live! opt-in feature allows players to connect to strangers, including the ability to text chat online with others. This review is based on the iOS version of the app; the Android version may have differences in functionality.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Gameloft's latest homage (or, if you prefer, blatant rip-off) of the Call of Duty series might lack originality, but it has some impressive gameplay. MODERN COMBAT 3 is definitely inappropriate for children, due to its realistic and frequent violence and overly harsh language, but adults who enjoy combat games set in the modern era will quickly embrace the game. The artwork is incredible -- detailed and vibrant -- and competes well with the most visually impressive apps. And the action is well-paced.

The single player mode is pretty straightforward -- walk, crouch, shoot, repeat. Fun, but not something you'll likely return to once you finish. The multiplayer mode, though, is very well done, with six maps and seven modes, supporting both online and local wi-fi. This gives the game legs and could keep it alive for some time. Even with its high price tag, this is a game that adult action fans will consider a bargain. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$6.99
Release date:October 27, 2011
Category:Action Games
Size:1075.20 MB
Publisher:Gameloft
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up

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Parent of a 11 year old Written bySmartappreviewer September 10, 2012

10 for kids used to this kind of stuff, 12-13 if not

Okay, if you are reading this, please keep reading. Modern Combat 3 is okay for 10 and under. You can turn off blood mode. They have only few cuss words, although f*** does appear 1-2 times. I say 10 and under for kids USED to games like this and have had experience before. If they have NOT had experience, then age rating for kids NOT used to this kind of stuff, 12-13 and up.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byCheese-47 November 9, 2011

Best iPhone and iPad game ever!

Gamer Stuff: Awesome game! Graphics are superb and comparable to Infinity Blade and Real Racing 2. The controls are easy to use and you can even move all the buttons around to fit your style. Easily worth £30 on a console. Parental Stuff: Ok, there is alot of violence and ALOT of swearing but it just depends on the child in question. If they chuckle when, on the news, it says about a murder, take a moment to think. However if your child is sensible and mature then let them play. There is a GORE switch in Settings>Advanced and that gets rid of all blood and you can skip the cutscenes. The swearing has set subtitles that cannot be removed but as long as a child knows it is a swear word (sounds crazy) and it is bad, they won't end up saying to a teacher,"I'm sorry my homework was complete s**t", it's ok. Ok for 10 plus.
What other families should know
Educational value
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent Written byHonestreviews48 April 13, 2013

OK game

It's an okay game with not TOO much violence.