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Active Shooter

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Controversial shooter tests boundaries; release cancelled.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Active Shooter is a controversial upcoming first-person shooter simulation that was scheduled for release on Steam on June 6, 2018, but has been cancelled as a result of vocal protest by parents, teachers, and anti-gun activists. Players reportedly would have had the option to play as a SWAT Team member trying to stop a shooter in a variety of situations. The controversy surrounding the game stemmed from the developers' choice to supposedly let players take on the role of a shooter who tracks down and kills civilians and police alike, coupled with the timing of the release so close to the Santa Fe shooting tragedy. All indications pointed to a game that would have been extremely violent, with a variety of firearms, as well as lots of blood (and dead bodies) when people are shot.

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Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $4.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Revived Games
  • Release date: June 6, 2018
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: April 9, 2019

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