Star Wars: The Clone Wars



As violent as the Star Wars movies.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable

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

Not applicable
Not applicable

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

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)

This review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

its a fun game

star wars was ok for 6 and up. so tell your friends.
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, 8 years old April 9, 2010


I think that it's a pretty bad game. Basicly your in a speeder and occasinaly a gunship shooting at droids, turrets and other speeders.If you are really into star wars and you don't care about the style of game get it otherwise if your into call of duty or star wars battlefront DO NOT GET THIS GAME!!!


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Special Needs Guide