Final Fantasy XIII

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Gorgeous fantasy RPG with combat & some suggestive scenes.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 30 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 8+
This often-underrated game is a good choice for most ages. In spite of the combat-centric gameplay, it's blood-free, and the language is pretty mild. The story is enjoyable, with good characters and profound lessons that can positively influence young and old alike. Top it off with beautiful graphics and an amazing soundtrack, and a simple but nuanced control system (some complain it's too simple: the fact is that the controls are designed to be as simple or complex as your individual approach to gameplay, melding to the user's preferences). A few thematic elements and disturbing creatures are perhaps the biggest concerns, but if you let your kids play Zelda or the more recent Mario games, there's no reason they can't play this.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: March 9, 2010
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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