Anthem

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fantastic but flawed foundation of sci-fi fantasy action.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Amazing and educational

This game has a bit of minor Sci fi violence but any mature child of around 12 and over can understand that it is all in a game. This game also has very good educational values and supports hard work. I think any loving parent should pick this up for their 12 year old or older child and do them a favour.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

Worth a purchase, just not right now.

Unparalleled freedom of movement, solid combat and a whole lot of technical issues.I moderate a group of 90 players for this game, but cannot defend it's glaring issues or recommend it without at least SOME hesitation. This is perhaps the glitchiest triple A major release title I have ever played. As they release patches and fixes while trickling out new content but delaying much of it, you'll find that any amount of research will tell you that this game was not ready for it's launch...and even the studio that made it will tell you that. While you will have good fun and see all the great movement and combat it has to offer, you may find yourself crossing your fingers a little too often hoping the next loading screen doesn't freeze up somehow or boot you from your existing game session. There IS quite a variety of enemies from the get go and each is unique, so the combat and flight will keep you hooked for a time. However, in Anthems current state, if you want to avoid some potential frustration, you may want to sit this one out till it's actually been properly graduated past it's Beta stage into a fully functioning major release. And as a persistent player of the game, it's actually hard to say that.

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