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By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Weak shooter with performance-enhancing drug theme

Game PlayStation 3 2008
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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 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Not Bad At All! Give it to Your Kids!

Sure they may say the F-word, but don't send your kid to school if you don't want them to hear it. 10 and over is fine to play this game. It's not bad really. In fact, I worked on it. It's got nothing bad.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

Human Tiger Shooting

This is a random shooter. Story is almost non existent. Basically says: Killing is routine.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (5):

When stacked up against fellow first-person shooters, Haze is incredibly weak. Graphics are shoddy. The weapon selection is sparse. The only intriguing weapon is a Nectar grenade. When you toss one at troopers, a yellow cloud of smoke shoots out. This causes the troopers to overdose and either attack teammates or turn insane. Strategically, you can go without Nectar grenades since the troopers are complete dolts. You can break down a metal door and troops remain oblivious. Computer-controlled teammates are equally useless. Either they step into your line of fire or don't bother helping until you've cleared an area. Targeting, crucial to any first-person shooter -- feels consistently off. Haze also offers online multiplayer and four-player co-op, but there's no incentive to play when you consider the game's core issues. Maybe developers would've been better off delaying this title much, much longer.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: May 20, 2008
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Use of Drugs
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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