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(out of 5 reviews)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
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Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander December 26, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Run of the mill shooter isn't terribly inappropriate

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is just another generic shooter. It doesn't feature any more violence than any other shooter you will find nowadays. Most of the combat is infantry based with various assault riffles. You will shoot through hundreds of baddies throughout the duration of the campaign. Shots will give a little blood, but the game never felt like a bloodbath. On occasion there will be bloodstains on walls. There are a few cutscenes where you are required to stab an enemy, but the camera turns away quickly during these scenes. Most of the action is fast paced, so you won't be able to stop and look at the dead bodies. Language is pretty explicit, but by middle school your child will hear worse language from their peers (think the f bomb, a couple uses of sh-t). You do have an option to play as the antagonist, although you won't be killing civilians. The archenemy of the game smokes a cigar in some cutscenes. Gameloft does provide in app purchases, although they aren't required for fun and can be disabled. Overall MC4 is pretty generic and nothing over the top. It's silly to say the least. It's like a b-rated movie. The lines are cringe worthy, but the action is pretty fun.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old November 9, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Exciting, adrenaline filled game, has bad language

People are overreacting about the violence, while it is what you would see in a PG-13 movie. There is very strong language, f***, s***, etc. If you are worried about language, then just leave campaign. (Personally, I like multi-player more.)
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Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old April 11, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

cool game

It's a good game for kids and should be okay for kids to play with not too much violence or swearing.
Teen, 13 years old Written byStupidScreeName February 27, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Pretty good game.

If you let your child play shooting games like lets say... Call of Duty, or Battlefield, Halo, Borderlands etc. than this game is just fine. The only thing I would worry about is language. They say the f-bomb frequently, but you can always turn down your device. I definitely recommend this game to FPS fans. It's like CoD in your pocket!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byleerenar February 24, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

not too bad

I really enjoy this game. It has an online and a campaign mode. The campaign is by far the most violent but not anything serious. You do hear swear words but not too much plus you can turn the blood off. Online there is nothing to worrie about.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
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