Parents' Guide to

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Brash car-bash game almost unplayable -- plus, it's violent.

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It's rare to see a vehicle-based video game where the steering is as shaky and difficult to control as it is in Hot Wheels Battle Force 5. The camera shifts around so violently that it's easier to get dizzy than it is to achieve the game's mission goals. The concepts behind the gameplay are not bad; especially the games of "car tag" in which two vehicles keep swiping a needed key from one another in attempts to bring it to their goal. They make the Battle Mode more like a vehicular sports game than just another arena-type combat game. But, of course, in order to really have fun with them, you'd need to be able to steer the vehicles with some degree of precision. Sadly, poor controls kill any chance this game has of being truly enjoyable. Steer clear of this one.

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