Parents' Guide to

Knight Squad

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, frantic party game with mild cartoonish violence.

Game Windows, Xbox One 2015
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

A very simple game and great introduction to fast paced videogames.

Knight Squad is a family friendly game that can be played with up to eight players! Amazingly simple, the game features wargames like capture the flag and King of the Hill. There are only two controls to the game: Move/Run and Use Weapon. The game can get pretty hectic, but in a good way. There is no story, just a bunch of minigames. The violence is tuned so down that it is basically a game of tag. Getting poked with a sword or hit with an arrow only results in a poof of gass followed by a cartoon skeleton on the ground. A good tip is to focus on your color, as sometimes it is did difficult to tell where you will respawn after death.

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Yes, if you give it a chance, this fast action game is quite fun, fast, and fierce. Not only are the game controls and rules easy to pick up, but there's a wide variety of modes to choose from to keep things fresh. If there aren't enough people to hop online to play, AI-driven game 'bots will fill in for human players. Though you can choose for them to be tough, they're simply not as smart or gratifying to play against compared to real people. Reminiscent of top-down '80s brawlers such as Bomberman or Gauntlet, you can choose the arena to play in and engage in these head-to-head skirmishes; some are better than others, as you might expect, with four-on-four games being the most intense and memorable, such as Capture the Flag, Soccer, and Team Deathmatch as clear callouts. Weapons aren't limited to medieval fare, so it's fun to experiment on these busy battlefields. If you can forgive the outdated graphics, you'll have some fun with this one. It's a solid B-grade title, and you have nothing to lose by snagging this enjoyable party game. Even at under $15, it's a worthy pick for those who like fast-paced multiplayer matches.

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