A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Supremacy MMA is a graphic, violent fighting game with strong language, suggestive themes, drug references, and plenty of blood -- making it not for kids. The mixed martial arts battles are brutal and competitors take damage from hands, feet, knees, and takedowns. Some moves result in broken bones. One fighting venue shows topless females. Players watch as a character is injected with what appears to be cocaine.
What's it about?
SUPREMACY MMA presents an unauthorized, underground MMA competition featuring a variety of fighters -- each with a back story and his or her own fighting style. The game uses tournaments and tournament ladders to drive the action and give player-controlled characters a goal, albeit one that does not take long to achieve. As players fight, they gain experience and can level up in skills. Players can also go online to challenge other gamers. The game features both men and women fighters (but the women only fight women), and five game modes with three difficulty settings. There is a tutorial available.
Is it any good?
Supremacy MMA is a missed opportunity. The idea was to create an MMA brawler with simplified controls and in that regard, this title succeeds. However, the game plays a little stiffly, the fighters don't always respond to control inputs (especially blocking attacks), and the game's repetitiveness gets old very quickly. The bloodiness, the language, and the venues can also grate; and the game does not have anything intriguing enough to sustain it. This is a shallow game that simply doesn't have much to draw players back to it.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the difference between game violence and real violence.
Why do you think this game depicts a topless bars and drug use?
How can you be responsible online?
A talk can be had about violent games and viable alternatives that enhance the entertainment value without being overly violent.
- Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Price: $39.99
- Available online? Not available online
- Developer: 505 Games
- Release date: September 20, 2011
- Genre: Fighting
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
- ESRB rating: M for Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Violence
- Last updated: August 29, 2016
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