Parents' Guide to

Battlestar Galactica Online

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

TV-based sci-fi combat MMO is about blasting spaceships.

Game Mac, Windows 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Danger! The game is not worth the trouble.

Battlestar Galactica online isn't a game for any age group. I played the game for 3 very concentrated years, and during those years I lost and needed to buy four new home computers. Since I have stopped playing BSGO, and any other game based on the Unity game system, I have not had any computer problems. Besides the personal hardware costs which I suspect stem from just playing the game, the game itself is exhorbitantly expensive. The main problem for children will be communicating with the other players. It can be a frightening prospect for adults as well. The players of the game have a tendency to get very excited and use foul language and at the very least to be not nice or friendly at all. Finally, the game is rife with hackers who seem more bent on intruding upon other player's computers than playing the game, which is the reason I suspect is the primary reason for losing so many computers.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+


This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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

Battlestar Galactica Online is an action combat game rather than a role-playing game. Unlike many MMORPGs, the story is there only for background and setting, with the game being unashamedly a space shooter. Graphically, the game is beautiful and combat sounds add to the fun of space combat. There are two parts to the game: resource gathering (which can be mindlessly boring but encourages players to group in order to chat and also combine efforts) and the spaceship fighting (in which you can upgrade your ships for better fire power and durability). The space combat is fast and furious and with good teamwork, can be quite a kick. Unfortunately, players can't avoid the boring resource gathering unless players buy the upgrades with real cash. This can create an uneven playing field, but player skill still counts for more than good ships and weapons.

Game Details

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