Parents' Guide to

Infamous 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Superhero sequel lets players choose to be good or evil.

Game PlayStation 3 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 11+

16+? Really?!

Ahhhh infamous, the sequel to the first video game I ever played when I was in my twenties. Such good memories. Now, to start off, there is such a MASSIVE improvement in graphics compared to the first one. These are like, 2015 graphics not 2011. Ermmm the swearing is mild and infrequent, not a problem for any 11 year olds. The violence is VERY PG, except for the blood splatters on the screen when you get hit. My 12 year old played it earlier this year and loved it. He’s going back to get the platinum trophy when we fix the latch to loft the ps3’s in. But yeah, kid friendly and BRILLIANT, no matter what rubbish csm and pegi are feeding you.
age 12+

Really Awesome

Be a Hero or Villain the choice is yours.Game contains mild violence as the main character can fire electric rays on the enemy and can also hunt on innocent people.Use of words like cr+p,sh+t and also b+tch and b++tard.No nudity and sexual themes at all.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (44 ):

It’s not as fresh or inventive as the original, but Infamous 2’s open-world super hero action should still prove compelling for older teens and adults. His superpowers, which include everything from acrobatic climbing and the ability to telekinetically move objects to wielding lightning bolts and healing civilians with the power of electricity, are as much fun to use as they’ve ever been. And there is no shortage of things to do in New Marais. Just run around for a few seconds and a new holdup, kidnapping, user-generated mission, or morality-based side quest will pop up.

But while the action is still here, the storytelling has slipped. It was interesting to see how Cole reacted to his newfound abilities in the original game, but now he seems one-dimensional and a little bit power hungry. He needs more internal conflict to keep us interested in him as a character -- something developer Sucker Punch will need to work on if they want to maintain our attention in future games.

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