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Jackass: The Game

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Asinine stunts, some deadly. Not for kids.
  • PSP
  • $29.99
  • 2007

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

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

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11, 12, 14, 16, and 17 year old Written bybigdaddiwoo49 November 27, 2008
Adult Written bygeo51288 April 9, 2008

I Think this game should not be played at all.

This game has stunts that on the back should say WARNING! do not try to play this game at home. MTV or MTV2 The Jack(Bleep) it's Bad.
Teen, 13 years old Written bymanay_4511 September 25, 2010
Kid, 8 years old April 9, 2008

A must-readfor every eight year old

like noyhin but i hav a band (The Suger Girls)

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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.

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