Parents' Guide to

Metroid Prime: Hunters

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Impressive shooter with great multiplayer; teens.

Game Nintendo DS 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Fun but pretty Violent

Super amazing game. I love playing the metroid series and I am obsessed. This game is really fun and I would recommend it to anyone. However, before you do, this game has violent content. The main character, Samus, must defeat aliens by shooting at them with a futuristic blaster. She has multiple ones that have fire beams, electric shocks, missiles, etc. Sometimes characters leave out colorful slime when defeated (no real blood). Might want to consider

This title has:

Too much violence
age 9+

Good for 9+

This game has moderate violence but doesm' have any blood

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (7):

Samus' world is rendered in smooth, flowing 3D, with only a few slowdowns when the action gets furious. Stylish menus on the touch screen make switching weapons a simple matter of tapping and dragging. The game world is sometimes dull -- there is only a handful of enemies, who are repeated). But battling the rival bounty hunters who pop up throughout the game provides a nice break from the routine.

Although the single-player portion feels a bit warmed-over, Hunters shines in its multiplayer modes, which stars the hunters. Like most of the DS's Wi-Fi games, the multiplayer mode is best when playing with friends. Hunters provides great first-person shooter action for up to four players, including variations on deathmatch and king-of-the-hill. Overall, the multiplayer action is some of the best on the DS, and the innovative controls will likely be copied by future shooters on the system.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: March 31, 2006
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: T for Animated blood, violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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