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.