Halo: Reach

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Conclusion to violent sci-fi shooter for older teens only.

Xbox 360 2010

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 102 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 390 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Amazing game i love it

it is amazing game perfet for 2 plus

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

Halo : Reach is the best!!!!

I am a 8 year old using my mom's account. Halo : Reach is a great add on of Halo : Combat Evolved. Parents should know it is very heavy on the language--using B*****d, B***h, and Hell. The game is also very heavy on the violence including dead citizens, bodies, blood, and much gun fire. Sometimes enemies will yell for help and run away and one scene has a girl who just lost her dad. The game is very easy to play and use. That is just my opinion of the game. This type of game seems to have a control formula. There are many positive role models because friends/ teammates heroically die for the greater good and sacrifice themselves for others.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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