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 16+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 44 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBennettBales September 13, 2019

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Great game if you are 18+. For any kid who is looking at this game, IT IS NOT A KIDS GAME OR A FRIENDLY ANIMAL GAME! If you enjoy tv shows like Family Guy or So... Continue reading
Adult Written byJerry H. April 23, 2018

Game is so, so, sooooo fun but, definitely not for kids 14 and under

I'm not a parent but parents make sure if your letting your 14 and under kids play this game that they know not to repeat anything bad in this game and als... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old March 13, 2020

GOOD REMAKE OF A VULGAR GAME

Kudos to the team at Rare for removing the curses. 8+ is for no curses. I woulda put 11+ if it had bad words. My fave part is Great Mighty Poo
Teen, 17 years old Written byKingCheesePauder November 2, 2019

The South Park of Cutesy animal games

In the 90s, the third party Nintendo developer RareWare was the stuff of legends. They made all the Donkey Kong Country platform era and Killer Instinct fightin... 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?

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
  • Last updated: June 21, 2019

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