A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
You fight bad guys as the Man of Steel, but without the blood and gore.
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This is a game based on the Superman franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this isn't an overly violent game, but it does contain fighting sequences against villains with wrestling-like moves -- you can grab an opponent and smack him down on the ground (which cracks the cement!).
Is It Any Good?
While Electronic Arts' latest certainly grabs your attention right from the get-go, the excitement of flying and fighting as the Man of Steel slowly fizzles out. Fans will love the open-ended Metropolis -- you can fly anywhere within 80 square miles by weaving in and out of thousands of buildings and over small lakes and islands. The view from above is breathtakingly gorgeous, especially on the Microsoft Xbox 360 version. The orchestrated music and surround-sound effects are also top-notch.
A storyline not tied to the movie isn't a crime, but repetitive and redundant game play is. Fighting enemies, putting out fires, saving kittens, and protecting the city from tornadoes can get mighty boring after a while. It's too bad the game makers focused more on Superman's flight mechanics and the city scenery over a compelling story and interesting missions. This one's definitely a renter.
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