Parents' Guide to


By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Offensive language, violent action in superhero game.

Game PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

Violent, explicit sequel is fun, but NOT for kids

Violence (3/5): Comic book action. Romance (not present) Drinking, Drugs, Smoking (2/5): Characters drink beer, smoke cigars, and get drunk. A few mentions of cocaine. Language (5/5): Strong, frequent uses of "f--k," "motherf----r," "bulls--t," "a--hole," "c--t," "c--k whistle," "sons of bitches," "s--t," "d--k," "t-t," the "N" word, "douche," "a--bags," "what the hell," "f---ing a--hole," and insults like "baby balls," "d--k t-ts," "s--t show," and "f---ing s--t face." Middle-finger gestures.
age 14+
my 14 year loved game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (27):

No one would ever describe Deadpool as a "normal" sort of comic book character, so it should come as no surprise that his video game isn't exactly "normal" either. Almost everything about it is over the top and surreal. Whether it's Deadpool listening to a message from the person voicing him in the game, switching from current-generation graphics to old-school pixelated animation because he supposedly overspent the budget, or a song-and-dance number with Death while cruising down a river in a boat with rainbow-spewing dolphins swimming alongside, this is a game that always leaves you wondering what the heck you just experienced.

The downside to Deadpool comes when you start to look through all the smoke and mirrors. The outrageous and zany presentation tries to convince you to pay no attention to the actual game behind the curtain. That's because, at its core, Deadpool is a fairly basic and formulaic arcade-style button-masher. The bulk of the game can be summed up as follows: Bad guys rush in; punch, slash, shoot; watch cut scene, laugh; repeat. In fact, if it weren't for Deadpool's quirky sense of humor breaking things up, the game would get stale relatively quickly.

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