Wanted: Weapons of Fate

 
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Shallow third-person shooter extends film Wanted.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

You play as an assassin.

Violence

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.

Sex

Wesley talks about wanting to have sex with one female character in the game, but doesn't get too graphic.

Language

The easy difficulty in the game is known as "P-ssy" mode. Characters use words like "f--k" and "s--t" regularly.

Consumerism

This is a video game based on the movie Wanted.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

What's it about?

WANTED: WEAPONS OF FATE is the third-person shooter based on the action film Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. Picking up where the movie left off, Weapons of Fate follows Wesley Gibson, an assassin working for a secret society called "The Loom of Fate." Wesley sets out on a mission to find out more about his family, particularly the death of his mother. Players view the story through the eyes of both Wesley and, in some levels, his father.
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Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

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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Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Price:$59.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Warner Bros. Games
Release date:March 24, 2009
Genre:Third-person shooter
ESRB rating:M for Intense violence, Blood and gore, Strong language (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

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Kid, 11 years old April 12, 2009
 

now you to can curve bullets

this game is fun but not overly fun but still fun. the game lets you curve bullets in an easily fun ability. the game can get gory only if you do melee attacks and by the way sometimes you don't stab enemies you break their necks. the cross levels somehow seem more entertaning than wesleys maybe because of the dialogue that wesely has which is constanly annoying
Adult Written byjoshua martinez April 8, 2012
 

not for kids.

based on the film from the movie stars with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman wanted Wanted: Weapons of Fate the video game is a third-person shooter disappointing game that lacks off of game play and the game is only fours long making this game not enjoyable this game is only good for renting and this game is not for kids this game is only for adults and parents you need to know that Wanted: Weapons of Fate has intense violence and a lot of constant strong language used throughout the game
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 March 14, 2012
 

Ever wanted to slant bullets or jump a mile?Well,here's your chance.

Great fun there is some violence but not pushing the envelope some language and some sexual references.I have seen the movie and had to get the game when it came out too,and so got this.Its a lot of fun and awesome realistic looking graphics like making your character have awesome cool superhuman abilities and stuff like that.Five stars.
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Too much violence

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