A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
While the game contains violence, it's against machinery -- such as other aircraft, buildings, boats, and tanks -- as opposed to seeing soldiers die. You don't really see any people at all, just these exploding vehicles.
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Usually heard during radio chatter with allied forces, players might hear "damn" or "hell."
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Products & Purchases
The newest installment in the Ace Combat franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game was rated Teen because the core gameplay mechanic is attacking and destroying enemies as you fly around. Defeated enemies explode, but you are always fighting vehicles and never uncovered soldiers out in the open. Bad language doesn't escalate above "damn" or "hell." This game has an online multiplayer component; Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for kids younger than 12.
Is It Any Good?
What do you do for an encore after selling 10 million copies of intense aerial combat action games? If you're Namco Bandai, the creators and publishers of the Ace Combat series, you make it bigger, better, and even more photorealistic than its predecessors. And then add a multiplayer component so you can play against friends online.
If you concentrate more on your missions and less on the corny story, characters, and dialogue, players will get a lot out of the 20-hour single-player campaign (and if you're good enough, you'll unlock a very hard mode by completing the game). Serious aerial combat fans can get even more out of the game by picking up the optional Ace Combat 6 bundle ($149.99), which includes the game, a durable flight stick and throttle controller, and an Xbox 360 faceplate to decorate your console.
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