Parents' Guide to

After the Fall

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Chilly, gory VR shooter puts players in the heat of battle.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

READ BEFORE YOU SAY NO TO YOUR KIDS

No blood no gore no swears
age 15+

Less Violent than Most Popular Shooters

The game is violent and bloody for sure, but almost every FPS game these days is. Call of Duty, Battlefield, even Tom Clancy games are more violent than this game. Anyone over the age of 15 or 16 will be fine, but it turkey depends on how well you know your own kid.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

When virtual reality gaming is done right, it can bring gamers into the experience unlike anything else. In After the Fall, you can almost feel the chill of the snow hitting your skin as you race through the streets to find some semblance of cover in an abandoned storefront. Your heart starts to race as you see the hordes of shambling creatures make their way towards you from the fog of a snowstorm or the shadowy corners of a dimly lit warehouse. Each of the game's various weapons even feel distinct and natural as you aim, reload, and shoot each of them at the Snowbleed swarms. When everything's going right, it's almost easy to forget that you're even playing a game. Almost.

There are a few unavoidable cracks in the seams of After the Fall's immersive experience. For starters, there's the game's repetition and lack of depth. Each mission feels like every other one. Players start in the snow-covered streets, end up in a building, fend off a few sporadic waves of grunts before facing off an even bigger "boss." Hit the base, upgrade your tools, wash, rinse, and repeat. There's not much variety in the enemies, as even the bosses simply seem like regular Snowbreed that spent a little extra time in the gym. The game's also best played with other people, as the AI companions are pretty bad. But unless you've got a team of friends with you, joining with random players can often lead to frustration as strangers intentionally sabotage matches just to troll each other. Despite these issues, After the Fall is still an impressive outing, moving the genre of online VR shooters in the right direction.

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