Ratchet & Clank

Game review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Cartoonish action with mild violence for (almost) all ages.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 4+

Just Read

This game can be played by a 4 year old with ease. The game barley has any bad substance as in things that would make it 10 plus age. If you say its for age above 10 plus please look at the original Ratchet and Clank on the PS2 that was meant for 10 plus this is just a kidde adventure that was a horrible remake made for kids younger that 5 with how easy the story is to read. When kids look at this game all there seeing hyped up graphics and cool colors while saving a galaxy from evil. Simple and to the point making this game for a very young audience. I would like to say this game can go from 4 to about 10 year olds without losing their interest for the game and being family friendly.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 13+

Really fun game with beautiful graphics but has drug references...

I cannot really specify a precise age of the kid old enough to play this alone, it is ralgerly subjective, I think (the 13+ I gave it, is more of a placeholder). The main thing is- at first they should know all about the negatives of drugs and weed, and be strong minded enough to not be persuaded by anyone that doing drugs is allright. While playing a level: Planet Aridia, you meet a character named Skid Mcmarx who keeps referencing marijuana/drug usage and sale during the course of the level. He is portrayed like a stereotypical young star trying to persuade people that this kind of stuff is cool. For instance, one of his lines are: ...."Hey! Skid Mcmarx here and as you know I am a naturally talented hoverboarder. You know what else is natural about me? Find out visiting our "Herbal Supplements" department. You will thank me later man. No, seriously, you will." ... Since this game is lagerly targeted at kids, promoting this type of content in it is really innapropriate. What's worse, neither PEGI, nor ESRB mention this in their rating- so it leaves people who buy the game for kids without a chance to be aware of this content and possibly talking about it with them.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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