Battlefield 1943

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Downloadable shooter just as violent as its boxed brethren.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 10+

Parents ok with Fortnite will be ok with this. Works on Xbox One too!

This is a very good team based first person shooter for ages 10+. Player is on a squad, USA or Japan fighting for islands in a capture the flag style. Players receive rankings and during setup one can choose a family friendly mode without griefing and trash talking. As players advance they receive rankings and competitors can be flagged for inappropriate behavior. No blood or body parts flying through the air. Combine this with a short history lesson about the battle for the Pacific in WWII and the sacrifices our warriors made on Iwo, Wake, etc. Semper Fi.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
age 7+


what was common sense thinking? I used to play this as a kid. I played this game again recently and i decided to look it up on common sense for some reason. I was SUPRISED to see a 14+ rating. this game. This game should be 13+ at most because it has the amount of violence as games like star war battlefrount ll(which isnt very violent). its violence is very comical like the simpsons. its almost like watching a pg rated movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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