Jackass: The Game

Common Sense Media says

Asinine stunts, some deadly. Not for kids.

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Not only would many of these stunts lead to death, such as falling off a building, but others have crude humor, such as the dung-flying contest.

Violence

Stupid stunts might lead to broken bones and blood spatters. You can see your character break apart, bleed, and then die after some stunts.

Sex

Male Jackass hosts dance around in thongs; some tush is exposed.

Language

The inappropriate words are "bleeped" out like the TV show, but gamers can guess what goes in their place.

Consumerism

This game is based on the MTV show and movies of the same name.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game is based on the MTV show of the same name that glorifies being crude and disgusting. Just as the TV show is about stupid daredevil stunts, this game even goes one step further by letting you perform stunts that can get you killed. The game's violence comes from watching these stunts and seeing your character die. You watch as your body breaks apart and bleeds while falling down a hill. You will also see near-naked men prancing around.

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What's it about?

JACKASS: THE GAME models itself after the Jackass TV show and feature films by letting the player become one of the characters of the show. In this PSP action game, you choose to be Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, or Johnny Knoxville, each of whom resembles his real-life counterpart. You compete in ridiculous events, some of which cause you to die. For example, you can race a shopping cart against an opponent to see which player can reach the finish line first -- but you're on top of a skyscraper, so if you don't stop the cart fast enough you'll end up over the edge, plunging to your death.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

By playing through scenarios such as wearing a jock strap and dancing in a retail store or using an umbrella to prevent getting hit with sprayed animal dung, you unlock additional game features as well as footage from the Jackass TV show. Or you can record, save, and replay your wildest exploits and share them with friends. You can also play against other friends in the same room.

Problem is, not only are these activities dumb, but they're not very challenging, so the novelty wears off fast. That said, fans of the show might enjoy the increasingly insane and asinine stunts.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why people would play this game: Is it to live vicariously through the daring show hosts? Or to try something stupid in a game they wouldn't attempt in real life? Or does this game provide great comic relief?

Game details

Platforms:PSP
Price:$29.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Red Mile Entertainment
Release date:September 25, 2007
Genre:Arcade
ESRB rating:M for crude humor, language, mild blood, sexual themes and violence. (PSP)

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Teen, 13 years old Written bymanay_4511 September 25, 2010
AGE
17
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 March 18, 2012
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Trolololololol.......

I don't think a kid would dare to try this sort of stuff in real life but CSM is biased again.Theres no extreme gore or sex or ANYTHING of that sort,only accidents and mild stupid humor.I have watched all the Jackass movies and I didn't even realise this was a Jackass game until I got off my PSP for a minute and saw the cover.But totally hilarious lol.
Kid, 7 years old December 8, 2010
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
i am not letting my baby sister watch this show or any other shows on ytv and teletoon.it is not suitable for any baby!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

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