Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Common Sense Media says

As violent as the Star Wars movies.





What parents need to know

Positive messages
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The focus of the game is to complete missions ranging from intense close combat engagements to enormous large-scale battles.

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It is a Star Wars game, but no blatant commercialism.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the T rating is primarily because of the violence. There's no blood and gore, but plenty of firepower is used to blow up futuristic battleships. The graphics in this older game are as advanced as any of the newer releases.

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What's it about?

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS allows players to act out the actions of such popular movie figures as Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi Wan Kenobi on a quest to stop Count Dooku from resurrecting an ancient Sith weapon of mass destruction.

The game is violent -- players use high-tech futuristic ships armed with laser weapons that are powerful enough to blow away the evil forces as they try to complete each mission. There are a wide variety of vehicles to choose from.

Is it any good?


Each mission provides a challenge that will keep even advanced players on their toes and beginning players wanting to come back for more. The game is rated T, but it is well suited for older tweens who are into the Star Wars movies. The violence here is no more severe than what they see in these movies. Players younger than 10 will most likely be very frustrated by the game and possibly a bit frightened by the loud noises that accompany each laser blast.

Overall, the game would make a nice addition to the collection of any player over the age of 12 who likes challenging action adventure games. If you feel comfortable allowing your kid to watch Star Wars, then you'll probably feel okay letting them play this game.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about sci-fi and fantasy. Is game violence less troubling when it's set in a futuristic world that uses fantastical weapons? How would it change the game to use more familiar guns?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2, Xbox
Available online?Not available online
Release date:August 9, 2002
ESRB rating:T for (PlayStation 2, Xbox)

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Kid, 9 years old August 29, 2009

go go go sector 7!!

Just like star wars because it is! okay this game is really cool .
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

its a fun game

star wars was ok for 6 and up. so tell your friends.
Teen, 16 years old Written bymikee990 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

Very good game. worth the buy 11+

This game was al ot of fun. Some violence but nothing to worry about. The game is short. You can rent it. But if it wasnt a multiplayer game I would rent it. The multiplayer is fun. Some violence but nothing else.


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