A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You're the hero, protecting the innocent from nasty aliens. But you have to kill -- a lot -- to do it.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of shooting, gunplay, explosions -- but no blood.
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This is part of a classic video game series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is the third first-person shooter in the Metroid series of classic games. The motion control system provides a more immersive experience as players use the Wii remote to shoot. But the game is lighter on graphic content -- the aliens aren't shown bleeding or dying in agony. This game also focuses on puzzle-solving. It's possible to play this game online; Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for anyone under age 12.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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