Parents' Guide to

Metroid: Other M

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun, retro-style game with some fantasy violence.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Just OK for 9-10 year old kids

I watched my son nikki play this game and it was so cool, I wanted to play. It wasnt that bad, no bad language although its freaking violent. The blood is mild, it looks like a frothy gas, but its awesome! Don't listen to commonsense, get your 9-10 year old kid a copy today! Its that awesome!!! :D

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+


nice game

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (21 ):

Metroid: Other M is defnitely a good game, but gamers who enjoy the first-person view found in other Metroid games for the Wii might be disappointed with this hybrid approach. That is, while Aran and the environments are rendered in 3D, the game looks and feels like a 2D side-scroller. You will, however, occasionally change to a first-person view by pointing the Wii Remote towards the screen to blast enemies, scan items or solve puzzles. When in tighter corridors, the screen shifts to an over-the-shoulder view of Aran. As with past games, our space heroine can roam through corridors to blast away alien critters (using blasters, bombs, and missiles); turn into a ball to access hard-to-reach areas; and find ways into locked areas, be it with brute force or by scanning a nearby computer. Whether you're a faithful Nintendo fan or simply looking for some old school action on your Wii, Metroid: Other M proves to be a blast from the past with refreshed graphics, sound, and story.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: August 31, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Animated Blood, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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