Quantum Break

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

age 18+

Time-bending action loaded with gun violence, profanity.

Xbox One 2016

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 13+

Great mix of shooting and storytelling

Quantum Break could’ve been rated Teen if it weren’t for the language. The violence includes small, almost invisible spurts of blood when shooting enemies and that’s it. The only other violence is in one cutscene when a man’s head is slammed into the ground and blood explodes beneath it, but this is very brief. Language can be pretty bad including the f bomb, but it is used fairly sparingly.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 14+

Please read my review

I rated this game 14+ for violence, bad violence and bad influences. Violence 3/5 you shoot people with realistic guns and see dark red squirts of blood. Bad language 4/5 frequent use of f**k, s**t and other variations of those words. Bad influences 3.5/5 you play as Paul, the bad guy, and have to choose whether to make innocent people suffer and make the game easier or make innocent people turn against the main character, making the game harder.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release date: April 5, 2016
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language
  • Last updated: October 30, 2019

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