Parents' Guide to

Front Mission Evolved

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sci-fi shooter offers good action for teens and adults.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+


This game is so underrated it makes me sad. I loved this game so mush i beat it within a week. Pretty clean (no sex and very little swearing)

This title has:

Too much violence
age 10+
it is a good game and it should be good for 10 to 13 year olds

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

It seems a shame that a well-liked franchise in the sparsely populated turn-based strategy genre should remake itself into a third-person shooter -- an overcrowded category, if ever there was one. Still, the makeover has been executed with skill, preserving much of what fans liked about the franchise -- such as deep robot customization options and fantastic presentation -- while converting the primary play into something that ought to appease more action-hungry gamers.

Tight controls and a satisfying feeling of power make running and gunning around, say, the streets of future New York, a fair bit of fun. Smart enemies capable of seeking cover and flanking the player add depth to the challenge. Still, developer Square Enix is walking a fine line here -- risking the alienation of longtime strategy fans on one side while courting action gamers with no shortage of options to sate their hobby on the other. Front Mission Evolved could go by the wayside this fall.

Online interaction: This game supports online play with open voice communication.

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