PowerUp Heroes

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Kinect fighter has players mimick aggressive motions.

Xbox 360 2011

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

NOTE: Contains a character from Assassin's Creed II, an M-Rated game

We have a hard time with violent video games, because at 12 years old, a certain level of violent play is expected among boys. My son wants to participate, but since he still blurs the line between fantasy and reality, we have a hard time letting him. Fortunately, this game, while violent, tones it down similarly to the TV series Avatar the Last Airbender: there's no direct person-on-person violence. The moves are vaguely like TaiChi and the "force" you generate bests your opponent; there's no blood. Best of all, his friends who are into much more hardcore games seem to enjoy it. It's also a pretty extreme workout if you're an enthusiastic player (my son actually pulled a muscle once because he was working so hard, and typically leaves the game panting and sweating.) NOTE: We just discovered that the ultimate "Power-Up" (where you become a new character) is Edzio, the main character of the very M-Rated Assassin's Creed II. If your child is susceptible to this sort of marketing, you may want to skip the game entirely.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release date: October 18, 2011
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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