Parents' Guide to

The Conduit

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Solid first-person shooter with tamer violence than most.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

And fun Wii shooter

I think this is a fun game. The violence is very mild. There is a little blood when you shoot enemies but the alien blood is orange so you don't really notice. The language is very mild and seldom used. The controls are pretty good and the story is well written. For a T rated shooter on the Wii, I was very impressed.
age 13+

Good game for 13+

The game has moderate violence including blood but not disturbing or gory and the language is very rare

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (37 ):

The highlight of The Conduit is the controls. The default scheme works very well, although there are moments where the crosshairs move off screen, forcing you to shake the remote to get them back. The level of flexibility included in customizing these controls is fantastic. Players can map almost any action to whichever button they choose, creating the ideal control layout.

However, the single-player campaign falls flat. The story is pretty thin, and the presentation makes it difficult for players to connect with the characters. The missions are often too simple, such as "destroy X number of items." Each level also lacks explosiveness and intensity. Fortunately, the multiplayer component is pretty strong. Players can participate in free-for-all, team reaper, and team objective matches. Overall, The Conduit is a solid addition for Wii owning teens seeking a slightly more adult experience.

Online interaction: Players can talk with each other online through the Wii Speak accessory which may mean your child will hear some colorful language. However, parental controls on the console can be used to limit these unsensored discussions.

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