Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Violent team-based shooter has realistic, intense gunfights.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 157 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 337 reviews

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age 13+

Attention parents! Common Sense over reacts once again!

This game is fine. Not 18+ AT ALL. You know how movies automatically bump up the rating to R if there is 2 or more uses of f--k? Same here. Some operators (characters) might drop an f-bomb, very rarely, but that's as innappropriate as this game gets. This game promotes strategy, teamwork, and puzzle-solving skills. Yes there are guns, and yes, there is blood, but it is VERY VERY mild and looks super fake. This game breaks the mold, using firearms as tools rather than weapons. It has a high focus on tactics and espionnage, rather than military. If your child plays games like Warface or Call of Duty, then there is no issue with R6S. Don't be put off by the artwork on the box, it's truly a masterpiece of a game. I was worried at first, because my child (15M), wanted to play this, and the big scary M label was something for me to notice right of way. BUT! I did what any sensible parent would do, and look at honest gameplay on Youtube. Nothing alarming about this game whatsoever! If you, like me, are a parent who doesn't want their kid exposed to gun violence like COD or Battlefield, then don't worry about this game. Guns are a minor detail in it. Sidenote for any parents with LGBT kids, this game is great for them too, as many positive and strong depictions of LGBT people are present here. Flores, an operator, is gay, and there is also a trans (mtf) operator (I forgot her name).

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
3 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Its a pretty fun one

Basically in this game, it's a 5v5 multiplayer co-op game, where you basically stop a bomb from being planted or you defend the bomb. The gore is minor, giving pretty little blood. The characters don't say much when playing, giving very little room for swearing. In the game, you dont see any nudity or drugs whatsoever. I believe the average kid can handle this game.
2 people found this helpful.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: December 1, 2015
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Strong Language, Violence
  • Last updated: November 1, 2019

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