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My Friend Pedro

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Silly but engaging shooter for mature action junkies.

Game Nintendo Switch , Windows 2019
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Doesn't deserve to be rated Mature...

The game isn't nearly as violent as other people say. It should be rated teen. My 12 year old asked for me to buy it, I researched the game to see if it was appropriate or not. I was a little skeptical at first because of all of the killing, but you can turn off the blood, and you are killing bad guys. I bought the game for him. After he played for a while he was very exited. He really liked the flips and slo-motion. I tried it for a little bit, and found that it is really fun, but pretty hard for me.
age 12+

One of my favourite games

Mfp is a 2.5d action game with lots of shooting and explosions but you can turn off blood so blood is not a problem but when you shoot and explosive neer an enime there arms legs and head will fly everywhere but because it is 2d the camera is to far away to see it properly, sometimes enemies will say the s word but this is rare and it only comes up in a text box so all in all the game is fine for 12 and up I would recommend the pc version over the others but if you're on console it is still a great game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (17 ):

By giving you gymnastics skills and the ability to slow time, this old-school-style shooter makes you feel like you're Keanu Reeves in his best movies. In My Friend Pedro, you and your sentient floating banana pal Pedro have to shoot your way out of a butcher shop that's a front for organized crime. It's a good thing you have not only an endless supply of bullets, and your kicking shoes, but also some gymnastics skills and the ability to slow down time. This not only helps you shoot bad guys in hard to reach places, but also to survive when they have you surrounded. Or, to think of it another way: This is like if someone made a side-scrolling twin-stick arcade-style shooter about that time John Wick woke up in The Matrix.

In fact, it's when things start to get really clever and complicated and "Neo in the Matrix"-like that this shooter gets really good. While it's always fun to shoot bad guys while doing a slo-mo backwards jump, it's in the later levels, when you can do things like bank shots off hanging metal plates, that this becomes really challenging and satisfying. It's just too bad this isn't also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, since the Switch's controller doesn't work as well for this kind game, and playing on a PC's keyboard would be frustrating. Even so, with clever levels, the skills to complete them, and a talking banana, My Friend Pedro is an addictive and exciting shooter for anyone who wishes they were Keanu Reeves.

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