A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can play as the ruthless Empire, or as rebel forces, which generally work for the good of the galaxy.
Violence & Scariness
Space and ground battles. Plenty of explosions, but no gore or blood.
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Products & Purchases
Part of the Star Wars franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a safe and fun game for teens and possibly even mature tweens. There are plenty of explosions and frequent battle scenes, but players will not encounter any blood or gore. The game is online enabled, and while the online portion doesn't contain any different content, there isn't any control over the language or actions of other players. Common Sense does not recommend online play for anyone younger than 12.
Is It Any Good?
Unfortunately, the battle sequences are fairly linear. Players may be frustrated by the land maps, which typically only have a few approaches to enemy forces and offer limited areas to bring in reinforcements. In the campaign mode, this often leads to a situation in which the side that starts with the biggest army wins, reducing strategic options during battle. Battles in space tend to be more satisfying, replicating the laser-fire, explosions, and excitement of the movies.
Clear differences exist between the Empire and the rebellion, with the Empire being markedly more sinister. For example, during the tutorial, one character of the Empire says, "We will bomb the rebels, and when they come out with their hands up, we will bomb them again." While the Empire is able to take over any planet it desires, the rebellion is limited to freeing planets from Empire or space pirate control. To make up for that limitation, the rebellion is able to steal weapon designs from the Empire using spies.
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