Game review by Matthew Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Killing-for-profit game definitely isn't for kids.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 34 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

T-rated alternative to GTA

Constant bloodless shooting and explosions throughout. "No Noble Cause"? Sure your doing it for profit but i fail to see how overthrowing a North Korean dictator is "Ignoble". A character snorts cocaine in a couple scenes (mostly implied but hes clearly snorting something). Despite being clunky in several areas, such as AI, faction favor being way to easy to disrupt, some mechanically awkward mission design and mayhem in levels going into unbalanced proportions, the game has alot going for it. Being able to get all sorts of bombardments and airstrikes for use anytime adds spice and flare to objectives. The destruction was lots of fun for the time even though its merely (badass) window dressing and has no real tactical value. Combat is fun and frenetic. The vehicle variety is great and getting them is very accessible. The world is sterile and dreary yet has character. Missions may have very similar objectives but it always finds fresh ways of having $#!t blow up! Even even though its not as open as other open world games like San Andreas, there is tons of room to play around with the arsenal and plenty of nooks and crannies to find along with loot and targets.
age 10+
This game is great. Although you kill many people, not for a cause just to get a quick buck,the game isnt exactly violent, you dont realy get close up to kill, and your enemys dont scream unless you shoot them in a non-leatal area, like the leg.

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