Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Game review by Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

A first-person shooter on the Wii with puzzles.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 34 reviews

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Community 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.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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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