Parents' Guide to

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

By Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

A first-person shooter on the Wii with puzzles.

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 11+

Is something missing?

I surprisingly like this game, but I highlighted swearing as a minor issue because of what Fleet Admiral Castor Dane says during the Ready "Briefing" Room cutscene. In short, he's the first character to utter a profanity in a Metroid game according to Wikitroid, the Metroid Wiki. However, the swearing only applies to the original NTSC version of Metroid Prime 3, as the PAL and Trilogy versions have the profanity changed to "No!" One more thing: the part with the blood wasn't accurately pointed out by Common Sense Media, as there IS blood in the game over sequences; (red blood in normal sequence and blue Phazon corrupted blood in Terminal Corruption sequence.) Overall, despite the violence, I like this game.
age 8+

Perfect for anyone if you don't mind some goo.

No gore. No language. No anything. Violence is minimal, playing experience is giant, has a good seventy hours or more of playing time. the only problem is that the bosses are a little creepy, and there is some goop once certain creatures are killed. My favorite Wii game, but that goes without saying.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (24 ):

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the first title that lives up to the immersive potential of aiming and shooting with a remote control, while moving using the stick atop the nunchuk controller. How'd they do it? We're not sure because this is the same movement system that was panned for Red Steel (the nunchuk is used for movement, while moving the remote to the edge causes the character to turn). Nintendo seems to have refined the sensor to differentiate aiming and turning better. The result is a lot more trick shooting and precision, and a lot less aiming at the floor or ceiling by accident.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is rated "Teen," making it one of the milder shooting games, but the overall difficulty of some of the puzzles and shooting fights with superpowered Boss creatures makes for a game best recommended for more experienced gamers.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: August 28, 2007
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Animated Blood, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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