Parents' Guide to

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny spoof of game industry falls flat during play.

Game Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 2009
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If it wasn't for the outstanding voice work by Will Arnett who voices Matt, and the villain of the game voiced by Neil Patrick Harris, the fun factor would drop dramatically. With a sometimes very frustrating level design (such as the sniper sections on level three or the boss battle with a tentacle beast) it can be easy to see some gamers giving up on the title early on. Small bugs in the game like a movement glitch that keeps Matt moving even when you don't want him too and tricky aiming mechanics also add to the frustration.

The sense of humor within the game saves it from being a not-worth-playing frustrating experience. The question here is: will gamers under the age of 25 really get most of the jokes or references made? It seems this title is best played by older gamers, who will enjoy the references to classic games of long ago, rather than their children.

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