World War Z

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Decent shooter struggles to stand out from zombie hordes.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 11+

Great game, awesome price

This is a great game which is good for kids 11 and older because while their is a fair bit of gore it is very undersized and fast paced making the player really miss the brunt of it. I bought this game 3 weeks ago and have been learning to play it and really it is just a great game and as for language it is not bad at all similar to movies like kingsman but with half as many cuss words. With the gore being so unrealistic and hidden players are most likely to focus on the large hordes of zombies coming in. Zombie fans will be delighted with this game and it is totally ok for kids over 11. Also it is worth noting that this game received a game of the year award and it is still marketing for only 40 dollars (Australian). The charcters can also be great role models as the game promotes teamwork strongly and encourages players to work together with friends and AI teammates having consequences for straying or losing communication.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.

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