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By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody mature sci-fi action tests player's tenacity, skills.

Game Windows 2017
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Sure great game but have really dark tone

This game is sci-fi top shooting game it's violence and gores, Sure not for kids, it's for teens and adults

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1):

This mature game is one of the most uniquely challenging action-adventures of 2017. At first it seems like your run-of-the-mill shooter, but then a surprising twist kicks the proverbial rug out from under you, and you're swept into a dark sci-fi tale of corruption, mind control, and economically sanctioned murder. As you can tell from its themes, Ruiner isn't for the squeamish. It's not a "feel-good" game. But it is a challenging top-down shooter with clever writing and loads of style. Unlike other shooters with a role-playing game element, Ruiner doesn't force you to commit to certain skills; it lets you swap them at any time. In fact, it encourages you to do so if you're having a bad time with a particular boss. The point is to learn -- to discover what works against a certain enemy or in specific situations and to alter your strategy accordingly. Yes, it can be frustrating at times, even on Easy difficulty -- perhaps too frustrating for some players. But if you're up for a challenge, enjoy a good anime-style sci-fi story, and are in the mood to feel like a cyber street-tough, you couldn't do better than this.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Release date: September 26, 2017
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: M for Violence, Blood, Suggestive Themes, Strong Language
  • Last updated: January 15, 2022

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