By Marc Saltzman,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Intriguing sci-fi game has sex, violence, and profanity.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Remember Me wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Remember Me is a futuristic adventure in which a "memory hunter" takes on the evil corporation that employed her. The game is a fight against a controlling authority that is stealing people's memories -- but the heroine uses combat, in part, to right the wrong. As a result, the game's take-home "message" is mixed at best.
Positive Role Models
Nilin doesn't want to inflict harm on others, but she's forced to as it's a "kill or be killed" scenario. She fights against mutated humans and robots in the year 2084. Though she has no recollection of it, Nilin was a "memory hunter" who stole people's memories and altered them.
Ease of Play
The game wasn't too easy to play using the mouse and keyboard -- especially during combat sequences -- but the game controller proved a lot easier to use. There are multiple difficulty levels in the game, so you can choose how easy or difficult you want the game to be.
Violence & Scariness
Combat is a big part of the gameplay in Remember Me. As Nilin, you will unlock a number of melee movies -- kicks, punches and other moves -- including five powerful superpowers called S-Pressens that range from exploding enemies to turning invisible. There is little blood during combat in the game -- but some of the memories Nilin can witness are bloodier. Nilin is reluctant to fight in this game, but she is forced to defend herself.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasionally, the gamer can see topless women in the game -- first seen on posters tacked to walls, and later on, some female creatures aren't wearing clothes on the top half of their body. It's not often or gratuitous.
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The game has some strong language in the dialogue sequences, including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and "bitch."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know Remember Me is an action/adventure game with mature themes. It takes place in a disturbing future, with mutant-like humans crawling around, who you must fight; plus, the game has some sexual imagery (topless women) and strong profanity. While it's not one of the worst games out there, it has scenes with excessive combat and "memory" sequences with bloody scenes.
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- Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, Social Studies: government, power structures, timelines
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, investigation, solving puzzles, Emotional Development: empathy, Tech Skills: using and applying technology, Responsibility & Ethics: learning from consequences, respect for others, Self-Direction: personal growth, self-assessment, self-reflection
- Available online?: Not available online
- Publisher: Capcom
- Release date: June 4, 2013
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Friendship, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires, Robots, Science and Nature
- ESRB rating: M for Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Violence
- Last updated: August 26, 2016
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