Parents' Guide to

Predator: Hunting Grounds

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bloody online-only combat shines when playing alien hunter.

Game PlayStation 4 , Windows 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Pretty A-Ok

The game is made by a small developer and for what it is, it’s just fine. It has a bunch of swearing and violence in it. You would probably already know this becuase the game is literally about the Predator. There is no Story Mode but the multiplayer is fun but can also get old pretty fast. They updated the game a lot, but it’s still mostly the same.
age 17+

Online only game has gore and strong language

Parents need to know that this game is filled with gory fun. Based on the Predator movies, this game has one player play as the predator who hunts down and kills the other four players. The predator is an alien who uses wrist blades, laser cannon, and more to kill his victims. It will claim "trophies" by tearing out a player's spine with the skull still attatched, Mortal Kombat style. The bloody violence is toned down a bit though because the blood is bright red and looks really unrealistic. You will hear a few uses of f--k and s--t as well, but the main issue is the violence. I reccomend this game to adults who want a fun game to play with friends.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Inspired by the titular sci-fi movie series, this four-against-one online-only hunting game is decidedly more fun when you're the hunter and not the hunted. In Predator: Hunting Grounds, you have your choice of playing as one of four human soldiers tasked with completing missions in a South American jungle while being hunted by a Predator, the lone alien sportsman out for an afternoon of human hunting. When played as one of the former, this is a solid, objective-based first-person shooter, one that boasts solid controls, varied and multi-part missions, and interesting jungle locations. Except that unlike Call of Duty or other games like it, the constant threat of being hunted by a superior enemy adds some tension to the proceedings.

Where this really gets good is when you are that superior enemy. Much like the similar moments in the Batman: Arkham games, playing as the Predator not only switches the perspective from first to third, but it gives you some cool gadgets, including thermal vision and a personal cloaking device. You have climbing skills that rival an Assassin's Creed hero. Though, ultimately, how well this works really relies on how serious you, your compatriots, and your competition take this. Even with a good amount of depth when it comes to the jungle locations and the soldiers' missions -- not to mention all the customizing options you unlock as you play (including practical gear and cosmetic skins for characters) -- this is still only as good as the people playing it. While Predator: Hunting Grounds isn't as good as the classic first movie, it's a worthy addition to this sci-fi series.

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