A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Resogun is a downloadable arcade game that challenges players to destroy waves of alien ships using laser canons and bombs. There is no blood, graphic violence, or gore, but there aren't really any positive role models or messages, either. Mindless sci-fi combat is the core of the experience.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
With its frantic gameplay, tight controls, and excellent production values (gorgeous graphics and a great techno soundtrack), Resogun is a fun blast from the past. Consider it a modern interpretation of the classic arcade game Defender but with three ships to choose from, each with three unique abilities. With only five stages at launch, it lacks the depth and replayability of pricier PS4 games, but Resogun is still a fun and frantic arcade shooter for late tweens and up. Note: Resogun's online cooperative mode was not available at the time of writing but is planned for an update.
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Families also can discuss whether the amount of sci-fi violence in Resogun is OK for their kids. Be sure to read a pediatrician's take on handling media violence for your kids.
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