Vanquish

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

age 18+

Frenetic, violent third-person shooter is for adults only.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 6+
age 16+

strong bloody violence, frenetic mayhem and language

90% of game is shooting robots. Yet in cutscenes bloody violence is present such as when a microwave cannon causes civilians to bloodily explode, a man riddled with minigun fire, splattering him all over the suroundings and causing a large pool of blood to form, a graphic suicide by gunshot and soldiers getting shot and torn appart by sawblades. A later chapter has you shoot humans and alot of bloody sprays and splatters from them. Bloody deaths can include getting your head crushed like a grape and being torn in half like a wishbone. Some allies can be gibbed in combat by explosives or bladed enemies with blood splats. The F word is used frequently but not constantly. Really Fun shooting, fast movement, over the top explosive and varied cinematic finishers, shallow but very accessible arcade style weapon upgrading, fun bosses, good enemy variety, short length of 4 or 5 hours, scenarios are fast paced and fun to play for what they are and how long they last despite not having much of a standout style othe than archetypically futuristic. Nonsensical impractical plot, cheesy macho dialog, . Pretty hard but mostly fair. Challenge stages VERY Hard especially 4; and 6 is impossible!

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