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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones is a downloadable puzzle game where players navigate a maze of lasers, chasms, wind turbines, and other obstacles to clear each level. Although the gameplay involves animated robots in intentionally crudely drawn environments, there's some rattling visual imagery, including dark red blood splatter on the walls, as well as nondescript splashes of fluid when some characters are destroyed. Players also will need a lot of experience and skill with puzzles to succeed; otherwise frustration could easily set in.
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What's it about?
In STEALTH INC. 2: A GAME OF CLONES, players take on the role of a nameless robot stuck in a mysterious warehouse. As players explore the surprisingly trapped and dangerous building, they slowly uncover exactly why they're surrounded by several similar-looking robot clones. On over 60 levels, players pit their abilities against the many hazards while attempting to save fellow robot clones. Players also can test their clearing levels against other players via online leaderboards and can build and share stages, thanks to the game's level editor.
Is it any good?
Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones has so many moving pieces, players won't be left left bored or complacent. No two levels are alike in the game; in fact, most require players to completely rethink their strategies from stage to stage. What's more, there's clearly an option to decide how to succeed at each stage. It could be as simple as passing the puzzles on each level or saving fellow robot clones, or as complex as searching for the hidden secrets or trying to beat the best times from other players. Regardless of which approach you take, the story unfolds in an intriguing way, which helps keep you motivated to explore this mysterious setting and discover just why you're there and what's going on. Though the challenge will keep some players away, Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones succeeds as a fulfilling and captivating puzzler.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the impact of violence in Stealth Inc. 2. Why do you think content such as blood on background walls and liquid splashing from defeated enemies was included in this nonrealistic game?
Which skills do you think are required to make your way through each level? Are there real-world applications to which these skills could be applied?
- Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
- Price: $14.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Available online? Not available online
- Developer: Curve Digital
- Release date: April 7, 2015
- Genre: Puzzle
- Topics: Robots
- ESRB rating: T for Violence, Blood
- Last updated: June 19, 2019
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