Parents' Guide to

Too Human

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Hack-n-slash, run-n-gun sci-fi adventure.

Game Xbox 360 2008
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


This game is fine for 10+

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
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This long-delayed game doesn't disappoint because it's been in development since the dawn of humanity itself -- it was first shown at the E3 Expo in 1999 for the original Sony PlayStation before switching to the Nintendo GameCube and was then put on ice for other projects -- but this first in a planned trilogy from Silicon Knights doesn't deliver anywhere near the awe-inspiring interactive experience found in the developer's previous games, like Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

Many of the game's notable attributes -- such as a cool story and role-playing game (RPG)-like upgrades -- are overshadowed by repetitive fight sequences, uninspiring level design, and nagging camera issues. Too Human is yet another example of a game that, while not terrible, doesn't live up to its hype. At best, consider this a decent weekend rental for fans of fantasy action games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: August 19, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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