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Parents' Guide to

Killer Instinct

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fast-paced brawler is exciting, but brace for some blood.

Game Xbox One 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

14+ is fine

I really liked fighting games when I was in college and killer instinct was one of the games I played. There isn’t a lot of blood but the paid version is rated M for some reason. I really think this game is fine for most teens over the age of 14
age 14+

Sure why not

Dont care much about fighting games but this is pretty fun. Fantasy violence. More blood than most T rated games (altho the most recent Complete Edition is Rated M, probably for the older games packaged with it or a new character whose head is split in 2 down the middle, with some viscera shown)It splashes on ground but dissappears fairly quick, and some attacks are pretty savage. But not nearly 18+ level like Mortal Kombat X. There no explicit body damage or gross fatalities.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Killer Instinct a great fighting game that's easy to pick up and learn. Players can easily mash their way through fights and have an enjoyable time, but they'll need to work on their timing to learn more advanced techniques. The free version may offer access to only one character, but it includes all game modes, so players can find out if they like it before spending any money.

That said, it's pretty thin on options. Even when upgrading to the $20 version, players have only six fighters to work with at launch, with two more arriving in future downloads. There's also a limited number of game modes. Regardless, Killer Instinct is a fun, exciting brawler at a low cost.

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