Conker: Live and Reloaded

Game review by
Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media
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This game is rude, crude, and violent.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 37 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

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
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5, 6, 7, 10, 10, and 17 year old Written byCharlie The Cat December 18, 2011
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. No... Continue reading
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 Fu... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

its a rental

This game is very frusterating with its camera problems,and at times it is funny,multiplayer is good,but, the maine story mode stinks.I dont think that this gam... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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