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Conker: Live and Reloaded

This game is rude, crude, and violent.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Conker ends up helping many people along the way; however, his motives are usually far from altruistic -- cash is often the driving motivator.

Violence

Both the single and multi-player portions of the game contain a good deal of violence; the multi-player segment is exclusively a first-person-shooter with plenty of blood and guts.

Sex

The king bee hires Conker to get a scantily clad "big-breasted" daisy to "open up" so he can "pollinate" her. Conker's girlfriend, along with other female dancers, is dressed provocatively. Numerous sexual innuendos. The size of male genitalia is an important part of one level.

Language

Frequent use of profanity. The more vulgar language is usually bleeped out -- but is still possible to understand most of what the characters are saying.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Multiple references to alcohol, being drunk, and being hung-over. Some characters are portrayed smoking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, cute cartoon characters aside, this game is clearly not for kids. Crude humor abounds -- from fighting an enemy known as the Great Mighty Poo to frequent references to being hung-over and excessive alcohol consumption. There is graphic violence, especially in the multi-player first-person shooter mode, including blood splattering on the screen and close-ups of carcasses. This game is also online enabled.

What's it about?

CONKER: LIVE AND RELOADED is a remake of CONKERS BAD FUR DAY -- one of the last games to be developed for the Nintendo 64. It features the same irreverent content with refreshed graphics and a new multiplayer mode. Conker: Live and Reloaded has two modes of play -- the remade version of the single-player Conker's Bad Fur Day, and a first-person shooter multi-player mode.

In the single-player version, the player takes the role of Conker, a squirrel with a bad attitude and a drinking problem. The zany game starts with Conker waking up lost and with a severe hangover after a night of heavy drinking. His goal is to find his way home and back to his girl Berri. First, however, he has to make it through a series of strange events and even stranger characters.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

There are many reasons why this game is not a good one for kids. One reason becomes quickly apparent: The developers clearly have fetish with basic bodily functions, and derive most of the game's humor from it. Conker also has plenty of graphic violence. Some is in the single-player story mode, but present in full-force during the multiplayer FPS mode. Blood splatters on the screen during combat, close-ups of carcasses are shown and characters can be started on fire.

Moreover, alcohol is mentioned frequently and characters are shown getting drunk. Finally, vulgar language has a constant presence in the single-player story. All in all, it is not surprising that this game is not recommended for children. Even the packaging itself carries an extra warning that the game is not intended for anyone under 17.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the game's sense of humor. Is gross-out humor just a way to get laughs, or is it disrespectful? Where do you draw the line? How does it impact our society?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Microsoft
Release date:June 21, 2005
Genre:First Person Shooter
ESRB rating:M

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Kid, 12 years old November 2, 2014

Cute, funny, but you should be cautious

He's cute, he's furry, and he's also rude. Conker: Live and Reloaded is the Xbox remake of a controversial N64 game known as Conker's Bad Fur Day. Despite the M rating, there really is something for everyone in this game. Adults will crack up at the movie parodies (Conker dressed up as Neo, the Great Mighty Poo parodying the Wicked Witch of the West during his final dialogue, and the boss battle against a Xenomorph at the end) while kids may enjoy the wacky characters and cute designs (the adorable Conker, the hilarious Great Mighty Poo, and Gregg the Grim Reaper being laughed at for being short). A lot of the humor is offensive, but some can be clean (The main character tricking the guards into thinking he is not a squirrel, but an elephant). Overall, it's exciting, funny, but you may wanna keep very young children out of the room.
Parent of a 5, 6, 7, 10, 10, and 17 year old Written byCharlie The Cat December 18, 2011

Should of Been Rated Ao

n/a
Adult Written byLegacy Rebel March 11, 2015

2nd funniest game ever, but humor.

Very funny, but very mature humor. SPOILER ALERT! Anyway,let's start with violence, the weapons are silly, baseball bats, slingshots, frying pans, ect. Nothing to bad (though one level you use a shotgun to murder hords of zombies.) But here's the worse, when parents read this, it's unrealistic and animated, but it's for mature teens, and here come the spoilers, there's level were a big metal block orders you to kill a mouse, how, you ask? But bringing him living pieces of cheese for him to eat until he explodes into bloody pieces and farting ribs.Another part is were a guy beats someone until his head is a blood pool responsible. Sexual content is short, because there's not much. But there's a lot of female dancer's, all dressed in small tight underwear and a bikini. And a level where you make a big breasts sunflower "open up" and show her "big breasts." and a few sexual references, too. As for language, there's uses of "shit", "ass", "bitch", and " bastard". other's word's, such as "fuck", are bleeped out. And some very mature humor and jokes. thanks for reading this review.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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