A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You play as an assassin.
Violence & Scariness
Players may only use pistols and knives, but the violence is still gruesome. Enemies spew blood and pieces of flesh onto the screen and environment after getting shot and killed. Melee attacks range from slitting throats to breaking necks or simply stabbing enemies in the gut. One scene shows a person being shot in the face at closeup range.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Wesley talks about wanting to have sex with one female character in the game, but doesn't get too graphic.
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The easy difficulty in the game is known as "P-ssy" mode. Characters use words like "f--k" and "s--t" regularly.
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Products & Purchases
This is a video game based on the movie Wanted.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a bloody action shooter. Players use handguns and knives to shoot enemies or slit throats. The deaths involve lots of blood splattering on the screen. The plot is also littered with profane language.
Is It Any Good?
Like most video games based on a movie license, Wanted is full of flash and low on substance. Initially, playing as Wesley is entertaining. The controls feel comfortable, especially for those well-versed in Gears of War. Each of the abilities are fun to use as well. The first few kills notched with a curved bullet should make players feel like skilled marksmen.
Wanted falls short in the single-player experience because it is one-dimensional and shallow. Nothing Wanted accomplishes is original or clever. Players only have access to handguns for the majority of the game, with the exception of a couple of uninteresting moments involving a turret or sniper rifle. Players encounter the same handful of enemies repeatedly, each of which are easily dispatched thanks to the refillable adrenaline meter and constant use of the slow-motion attacks. Add to that a short story and the lack of multiplayer and you've got a shooter that's not above average.
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