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Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Terrible remake of a mindlessly violent 1980s arcade game.

Game Xbox 360 2013
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There's very little that can be said in favor of this poorly made remake of an aging brawler that itself was never much better than middling. The stiff and unpredictable controls are frequently frustrating, leaving players to rely on simplistic attacks -- like the running dropkick -- to beat harder enemies. The new visuals are ugly and dated, with a frame rate that slows down to a headache-inducing crawl near the end of the game when more than just a few characters are on screen. And the makers have done nothing to mitigate the sexism inherent in the original, choosing instead to -- if anything -- enhance female characters' breasts and dress them in even skimpier and more sexual outfits. If you closed your eyes and randomly selected another Xbox Live Arcade game you'd be all but guaranteed to land on something a lot better than this stinker.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Skills: Collaboration : cooperation, meeting challenges together, teamwork, Thinking & Reasoning : strategy
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Gravity
  • Release date: April 12, 2013
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: T for Suggestive Themes, Violence, Use of Tobacco
  • Last updated: August 26, 2016

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