Parents' Guide to

Real Heroes Firefighters

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Exciting but scary action game where no one gets burned.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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For kids reared on WWII action games and zombie killing, spending time fighting nothing but fires may sound somewhat tame and boring – until they experience this game. With no time for kitten rescuing, Real Heroes puts you in the middle of the action from the get-go. Explosions rock the screen, causing the environment to change, forcing you have to rethink your path out of a building. You may even have to break out some windows and wait for a ladder to show up and get you out of there in the nick of time.

The firemen in the game are treated with respect throughout, and the camaraderie that this group of people has in real life manages to come across in the writing and acting in the title. The only nagging concerns in the game are that the controls could have been better and that some levels seem to drag on a little too long – but a young fan of the game will probably not even notice these issues.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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