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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The lead character is motivated by revenge, and seeks to annihilate another alien species.
Violence & Scariness
While not against other humans, players can shoot aliens with all kinds of weaponry. Close-ups show the aliens screaming as they explode, their gooey insides raining down on you.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One of your allies is a very chesty woman who wears low-cut blouses.
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The worst includes: "Damn you, sons of bitches," and "Now you will die like dogs."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this gory, violent game is about taking on nasty aliens that resemble giant insects using many weapons, including machine guns, grenades, and shotguns. When you shoot aliens, they scream and explode, spewing body parts and yellow-green goo. Language that may offend some include lines such as, "Damn you, sons of bitches!" and, "Now you will die like dogs!" The game can be played online using the Xbox Live service; Common Sense media does not recommend online play for anyone under age 12.
Is It Any Good?
Even more exciting than the solo campaign, gamers will enjoy playing with up to 15 others in four online head-to-head modes via the Xbox Live service ($49.99 a year). Examples of these modes include Team Elimination, where teams battle it out to be the last ones standing, and Post Grab, where the winner is the first to find and initialize all of the Data Posts scattered around on a mission map. The game suffers from a few shortcomings, such as a relatively short single-player campaign (about seven hours, and a story gets a little convoluted around its midway point -- but you don't need to follow the weak plot (or believe in the paper-thin characters) in order to enjoy the gameplay.
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