Metal Gear Survive

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Survival simulation in alien dimension has intense violence.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+


The Metal Gear Solid series is often misunderstood by over concerned parents who don't want their kids to know that the world exists outside of the house. The language is only bad if you are oversensitive, the use of violence nobody cares about, and Survive has been a fairly easy game so far. In game purchases were INTENDED people. Why do you think they made the PS store? The app store? Xbox is bent on that, so don't worry about your kids spending all of your money on something that is just $20 that they can pay for themselves. No need to worry or be one of THOSE parents.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 12+

Great Game For Teens!

I’m a mother of two boys who are 12 and 14. They really wanted this game and it didn’t look bad so I got it for them. The game really wasn’t bad and didn’t contain much bad content. There’s little violence and your only fighting aliens not real people. The language is also very minimal. For teens the age of 12 and older, this is a great game.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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