Parents' Guide to

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent but philosophical brawler inspired by the film.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 10+
the only sexual thing in this game is that dr manhatten is nude but it stays zoomed very far away when he is even in the game u can go to the options and turn the voices down so no cussing but the blood u cant turn off but its so fun u dont even notice it a fun superhero game buy this game

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Entertaining but Very Violent.

This is a very fun yet violent actioner. I enjoyed it highly and recommend it. PARENTS: this is a very violent game with vicious finishing moves, vulgar language, and some strong sexually suggestive themes. Thanks for reading and enjoy the game - Movie Man

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (5):

Watchmen, which was chosen as one of the 100 best novels of the century by Time Magazine, has been praised for its dense plot, atypically realistic superheroes, and gritty atmosphere. Perhaps surprisingly, much of graphic novel's essence has been carried into these two games, which feature plenty of intriguing philosophical discussions between their two protagonists, one a half-crazed pessimist and the other an intellectual who believes people are inherently good.

Unfortunately, the action, composed of extremely brutal and realistic melee combat, becomes monotonous after the first couple of chapters as you face wave after wave of cookie-cutter bad guys. Plus, the bland, linear levels feel like simple and repetitive mazes. Fans of the novel and movie will likely enjoy stepping into the shoes of their favorite characters for a while, but they'll probably grow bored before even finishing the first episode. At least PlayStation 3 owners also get a copy of the film…

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