Parents' Guide to

All Points Bulletin

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Open world MMO with lots of violence, blood, and profanity.

Game Windows 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Not bad for your child

Ok so the violence is alright, nothing that bad. I dont understand the rating, the game is fine for a 11 year old or older, no gore, extreme violence, they dont curse much either, perfectly fine for your preteen :) [Also The game is updated so the game is different that others say ;)]

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 18+


Internet predators stalk young teens or preteens on this game

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

All Points Bulletin is an "Open World" game. Unlike open Sandbox games such as Eve Online where almost anything and everything goes, players have a narrower "open" playing field. Players on each side are matched against each other by the computer when they enter active districts. Once players take on an action such as accepting a mission or Mugging / Reporting, they can expect that an opposing player or players will soon be dispatched against them. Players can also team up for missions, and call for assistance if they feel they need help.

The game plays well and the graphics and sound are outstanding for an MMO. The character customization is second to none, but as the game has only just launched, it still requires balance. Shooting in the game does not have headshots so that takes away some of the skill aspect, making the equipment aspect of the game more important (i.e. the person with the better gun has an advantage). Further, driving a car with a key board has never simple; but here, the controls have been oversimplified, with only WASD or arrow keys, and no acceleration control.

Online interaction: This is an mature MMO -- an online game with in-game voice chat which is required to communicate with others. It also has player vs player fighting. Players will be exposed to profanity and quite possibly experience verbal taunts.

Game Details

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