A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Game's primary focus is survival as humanity struggles to defend itself against the constant threat of the Titans, as well as the threat that comes from corruption within people.
Positive Role Models
Incorporates characters from whole series, some good, some bad, and some that lie in the gray area in between. But game lacks a lot of the character development shown in the anime and manga, leaving some feeling a bit like empty shells.
Ease of Play
Controls are a bit complex, taking patience and practice to use effectively. But with addition of Final Battle content comes some control assistance to help players in battle.
Violence & Scariness
A steady amount of combat and violence as players hack, slash, generally dismember Titans to defeat them. Players can also occasionally take on the role of a Titan, using their power to rip apart enemies. Some graphic scenes of people being eaten by Titans during the game; blood spray occurs regularly, sometimes splattering on the environment, camera before quickly fading from view.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The Titans are presented as giant, nude humanlike creatures. While this occasionally shows certain bits like bare bottoms, Titans have no discernable genitalia.
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Some profanity, such as "damn" and "s--t," appear throughout game's dialogue.
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Products & Purchases
Final Battle is available as either a digital DLC add-on to the base Attack on Titan 2 game or as a complete package with both the Attack on Titan 2 game and the Final Battle add-on. It follows the story of seasons one through three of the Attack on Titan anime series, which also has a number of manga, book, toys, other collectibles based on it.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Attack on Titan: Final Battle is an action/adventure game available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows-based PCs. The game includes the full Attack on Titan 2 game packaged with the Final Battle expansion content. This adds new modes and control enhancements and carries the story through season three of the popular anime series. The game includes a substantial amount of violence, with graphic depictions of dismemberment as well as some occasionally disturbing scenes of death. The main enemies, Titans, are large creatures with humanlike features, generally depicted as nude but without any genitalia (so none is shown on-screen). Parents should also be aware that the game's dialogue does occasionally include some profanity.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of this popular anime have been taken on a roller coaster of events since the series began, with some massive revelations revealed in season three of the franchise. Now, in Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, those events can be played out in brand-new story-based content added on to the previous game with this downloadable content (DLC)/expanded package. For fans, this really is the ultimate package, too, as it covers the entirety of the series, from its debut until now. One of the more unique quirks is that players can create their own character to join the adventure. That's fun and makes you feel like you're part of the universe, but it also can make things feel out of place: Events unfold around you instead of your character being vital to the plot. Still, it's a different point of view that gives fans a unique perspective to the familiar story. Plus, the game does include missions in which players take on the roles of the main characters to reenact key moments.
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle does a lot more than just add story content to the game, though. For starters, the controls have been vastly improved. There are better cues for getting critical strikes on Titans' weak spots, and a control assist option makes targeting and movement much smoother than in the past. There's still a lot of gameplay complexity and it still requires a lot of practice, but it's more manageable than before. Final Battle also adds a brand-new Territory mode to the package, which takes place apart from the main story. Here, players manage their own outpost outside of the city walls, recruiting characters and leading missions to retake territories under Titan control. It's a goal-oriented twist on the gameplay, and an interesting "What if?" sort of scenario, with players able to recruit help from key characters that have existed throughout the franchise. Characters that have never met or even those that may have died in the main story can work together to drive out the Titan threats. Admittedly, it can feel a bit repetitive after a while, and the recruited characters never get much development, but it's an extra bit of service that fans of the series should appreciate.
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