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Common Sense Media says

Uneven shooter blends tower defense tactics and fast action.

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AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Teen, 17 years old Written bySAM_626_95 May 29, 2012
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

CSM star rating way off!

I agree with everything common sense says except star rating. This is the best multi player exclusive ps3 has to offer. Its not just about aimless shooting its vehicular base building conflict. IGN 9.0/10
What other families should know
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 14 years old Written byBlendercat May 11, 2012
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Confusing, but great

This is a very good game. The game, at least online, teaches you about basic strategy and... well, that's it. The campaign is little more than a teacher for the real deal, the online. Beware, as here there are ruthless people playing only to win. The majority however, is gamers looking for a good time. You can create your own servers, which allows you to change available structures in 'loadouts.' For example, the 'Ground Pounder' loadout is geared towards vehicular combat, with repair stations, supply bunkers, and no aerial vehicles. You can also turn off voice chat, I believe, and set the time and player limit. This allows you to start with smaller matches before going to 16-on-16. You can also filter results in the server list. Overall, this game seems challenging, but with practice, it becomes a great experience. CONTENT: Some knife kills can get a bit graphic, such as slitting a target's throat or jumping onto their back and stabbing them. Blood spurts from a successful knife strike, and it splatters the screen when hit. Language is minimal, but there is quite a bit of violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written bymrdude05 September 17, 2012
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

a teen's review

Star hawk is a fast paced action shooter that combines tactics and sci-fi action. In starhawk you play as gunman Emmet Graves,you are hired to protect energy mining sights from monsters known as outcasts. the outcasts are people who were overexposed to the energy being mined and they became mutated and distorted. In the campaign you return to your home-world of Dust after you were hired to protect their energy mining operation. without revealing too many spoilers, you protect the mining sights and the shipments of energy until the outcasts destroy the ship that was suppose to receive the energy that had been mined.The towns people try to retaliate against the outcasts for destroying the ship but it ends badly and Emmet must step in to save the day. The campaign is short and not very fulfilling, Emmet is a shallow person who only seems to care about the paycheck for 80% of the game and the supporting characters are not very dynamic.However, the game does have a very original theme. It is not a clone of any game on the market today, it is a sci-fi western, not a space marine game like so many others. Story mode is not the focus of the game, it is just meant to be a tutorial for multiplayer. Starhawk focuses on competitive online multiplayer game play. There are four game modes all but one is team based. there is Team Death Match (two teams try to kill as many as the enemy as possible within a time limit), capture the flag (two teams try to capture the enemy flag while defending their own), zones (two teams struggle to capture as much territory as possible within a time limit), and Death Match (a dogfight where players try to shoot down as many enemy aircraft as possible withing the time limit). There is also co-op mode in which up to four players defend a energy collector form waves of outcasts. co-op can be played online but it is much more fun split screen. as with any multiplayer game you need to be cautious of using voice chat. unless you are talking to people you know, i recommend muting everyone. players can also make or join clans (teams) or parties (temporary teams), this helps if you know the people in the clan or party but is unless unless you can communicate with them. One thing that makes starhawk unique is the build and battle system. you can build a wide variety of structures to aide you in battle. a few examples are turrets (they shot any enemy in range), AA guns (they shoot at enemy aircraft), bunkers (give weapons and re-fill ammo), shields (protect players from incoming enemy fire), and various vehicle spawners. all structures require energy to build and you can get energy by killing enemies or finding energy barrels scattered throughout the map. the game also focus heavily on vehicular game play. there are four different vehicles a hawk (a plane/mech), a razorback (a jeep with a mounted machine gun in back), a sidewinder (a hovering motorcycle like vehicle),and an ox tank (a heavy tank/artillery gun) each vehicle can be purchased with energy from its respective spawner. the visuals give this game a gritty western feel. the character models for the outcasts could be a little scary to younger audiences because of their zombie like appearance. depending on how they are damaged, players will release small amounts of blood. if a player is killed by an enemy knife, shotgun, or pistol they will release a small cloud of blood that does not stick to the ground or the walls. Only the outcasts bleed and it is unrealistic and white in color. Over all starhawk is a good game but it is not for people under the ages of 12.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bythguywhoknowsit July 4, 2012
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

ok for pre-teens

i played starhawk alot and think it would be ok for kids at the age of 11 or 12 being 15 i am a gamer and i think putting it T was a good choice and its not anything like call of duty with insane violence. the game does have guns and killing in it but the games mostley based on strategey rather than killing the smoking and landuge comes for the single player(which is not that good) the star of the game is multiplayer and has none of that .but some pepole of the headsets may swear but u can mute them.so thats what i think
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byMigaslet January 23, 2014
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

An underrated title

This is the most underrated PS3 title I know. The campaign is pretty linear and the story basic, bun fun. The multiplayer is amazing; the best I've ever played I'd say. Amazing skill and strategy where communication is essential to win. The language is not an issue, except for the multiplayer, where there are no rules; violence is a bit harsh, but only the knife animations are very graphic. The music is amazing and inspiring. It is not educative at all.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns