Parents' Guide to

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Decent movie game delivers cooperative bloodless shooting.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

8yo needed a game that had fighting

I bought this for my 8yo who wanted to play his much older brother's Call To Duty. This was my replacement and he really likes it and is very happy with it.It only contains fantasy violence and that's something that my particular 8yo can handle so it has worked out good.
age 2+

If you love your kids dont buy this game

this is possibly the worst game of 2009 the controls are clunky the graphics are very 90's, the gameplay holds your hand there is no challenge to the game at all. If you love your kids dont buy this game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

You never know what you're going to get when you buy a movie-based video game. On one hand, you might be pleasantly surprised with the results (Disney Interactive Studios' G-Force), but more often than not the game feels like a shameless marketing tie-in or was rushed out the door to be released in time with the film (Warner Bros. Interactive's Watchmen: The End is Nigh). G.I. Joe is somewhere in-between. While not a flawless game, this arcade shooter delivers a fun experience -- especially for younger players. It offers an all-new storyline, but provides players with an opportunity to replay some of the biggest moments from the film, as well as relive story threads from G.I. JOE comics, cartoons, and toys.

The game is fun romp but there are a few nagging issues such as the inability to control the camera and frequent load screens. Shortcomings aside, the game will likely appeal to young teenagers who want an enjoyable co-op action experience alongside a friend.

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