Parents' Guide to


By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Horrible, poorly made game has disturbing content.

Game Windows 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 2+

Teaches children the importance of organs

Teaches children the importance of organs. This game is necessary for children to play so that they can learn how organs work.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+
this is a game that is edgy for the sake of being edgy, this game isn't even appropriate for 18-20-year-olds, this game promotes violence and is a game that promotes mass killing, if you are an adult please play doom eternal instead, dont waste youre time with this 5.99 edgy trash

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (16 ):

No, this game isn't good at all. It's not even because of the morally reprehensible actions and assigned "kill count" -- after all, some inappropriate games such as the Grand Theft Auto series can actually be engaging and entertaining for mature players -- but Hatred fails because of its basic, short gameplay and myriad technical problems that mar the overall experience. In fact, the game won't even work with some PCs, confirmed by the developer: "[T]he game won't launch on 32-bit systems"; "the game won't launch without Service Pack 1 for Windows 7"; and "We are aware of serious problems with AMD processors or ATI graphics cards." So, why release the game?

Along with the simple multidirectional shooting mechanic, the game includes some optional controllable vehicles -- though they're not very easy to maneuver through the streets -- and gameplay is as repetitive as the level design. Tougher enemies appear more than halfway throughout the game, but they don't really add much (more grenades might come in handy here). Even though it's based on the powerful and versatile Unreal Engine 4 engine, Hatred is visually mediocre. Purposely, the game is dark -- even black-and-white on some levels -- and whatever added detail the characters and environments have isn't very noticeable. Or maybe it's the fact most levels look more or less the same? In short, steer clear of Hatred. It's painfully clear the developer was more concerned about provoking a reaction than creating a good game.

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