SoulCalibur V

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Exciting fighting game with lots of modes and 3D scenes.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+
It's a excellent game to fight one another on screen and the create-a-character is excellent.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 12+

Decent fighter; mild violence, language, and suggestive content.

Technically, it's not the greatest fighter in recent years. It's actually quite dated in comparison to other successful fighter franchises. It's not very innovative either. However, it serves up enough multiplayer value and beautiful graphics to recommend it to hardcore gamers. It's only mildly violent, no graphic depictions of blood. Several female fighters appear sexually suggestive, which isn't surprising for this genre, as well as some mild language (Maxi taunts his opponent, Astaroth, by saying "goddamned freak"). So for teens of all ages, it should be fine unless that word really gets under your skin.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Game Details

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