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Peter Jackson's King Kong: the Official Game of the Movie

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Thrilling, beautiful game is over quickly.

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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 2 parent reviews

age 9+

My 15 thinks it good but not to good he says lots of bug jump out at you.My 11 year old says that its fun but TENSS.
age 13+

good game

might scare some people at first and there is a little bit visible blood

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (11 ):

PETER JACKSON'S KING KONG: THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE MOVIE is a beautiful, atmospheric, exciting, and tense game -- while it lasts. Both Kong followers and fans of first-person shooters will find plenty to love, but at only five or six hours, many players would be better off renting it. The jungles of Skull Island, the setting for about 90 percent of the game, seem hot and steamy, with shafts of light piercing the mist through the canopy of leaves.

The bulk of the violence is directed at beasts, without much blood. The Kong scenes are undermined by sluggish controls and simple action -- fighting creatures often boils down to frantic button mashing. All in all, this is very much like playing a movie: There is no on-screen display, crosshairs, ammo gauges, or health bars to obscure the view (although some of these features can be turned on from the options menu). Immersing players in the movie does lead to linear gameplay, though, which reduces the replay value.

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