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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent team-based tactical shooter takes aim at aliens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

This game is completely ok for any child 13+

Age 11 is not an average age or an exact age it entirely depends on how mature and easily scared your child is. Although if they are age 13+ I would say that it is almost definitely safe for them. The violence is very minimal as there are no human targets only aliens. The game has zero blood. What happens to they aliens when you eliminate them is hard to describe but the simplest way I can put it is that they explode into a cloud of black mist. The game has some bad language but there are very few moments when this happens (only occurring in the videos) and I am yet to hear any character say it during a game. For a simple overview the aliens can be slightly scary at times and there is occasionally some bad language but there is very little violence or any over issues the game does have great messages as it teaches children communication working how to work in a team and to not leave people behind.
age 14+

Commonsense at it again...

This game is an intense teambased tactical shooter. Its not against other players, and has you and 2 friends squad up against aliens. This leads violence to be minimal, as the aliens kind of explode in a cloud of mist. Its very stealth rewarding, and this leads to incredible team moments, where communicating is key. However, the aliens are slightly scary, and the game is difficult overall. But if your teen has played some shooters before, I highly doubt this will affect them. 14+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This is a fun game that will especially appeal to fans of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege as it fuses familiar game mechanics with a new enemy. (Instead of Rainbow Six operatives, the soldiers in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction are members of REACT, to ward off aliens, but you get the idea.) Unlike other Rainbow Six games which are grounded in realism, this sci-fi spin on the formula has a "fear factor," too with maps set in relatively tight quarters against a variety of aliens and hazards. For instance, a "screaming" Archaean will alert nearby nests to explode into additional threats you need to take care of. And the necessity to go back to rescue a downed teammate is exhilarating, to say the least. These hapless operatives are protected in a yellowish cocoon and set in part of an Archaean tree, which you need to rip them out of while it tries to suck him or her back in at the same time. This is one of the highlights of the game, because you'll need to keep an eye on incoming attacks from both the tree and other aliens while one of your teammates pulls out your MIA colleague.

The biggest issue, though, is the alien enemies aren't too smart, and there's no option for humans to control the aliens, which is a huge oversight. The objectives are also limited, and repetitive, which also hurts its replay factor. Still, it's a fun and frenetic co-op team shooter -- that delivers thrills, spills, and chills. Plus you can play on your own, if you like, but it's not as much fun. While it feels more like an expansion pack than a brand new game, the reasonable price point justifies the purchase for the several hours you'll no doubt be playing this with others online -- especially for fans of Rainbow Six Siege universe. It adds a fun supernatural twist to the tried-and-true shooter mechanics you might have been playing for years. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction is a very good but not exceptional shooter, but expect it to get better over time as new modes, events, and weekly events will be added.

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