WWE 12

Common Sense Media says

Intense wrestling with body slams, kicks, and some blood.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Wrestlers break down into good guys and bad guys, but all conflicts are resolved through violent means.

Positive role models

There are both good guys and villains. However, most confrontations are sorted out inside the ring.

Ease of play

This is a very easy game to pick up. Players have access to a Grapple and Strike button, as well as a third input for Signature moves and Finishers. The lone downside is the lack of a detailed tutorial.

Violence

Players perform a variety of slams, punches, and kicks to take down opponents. Sometimes, blood is shown on a wrestler, but with little detail.

Sex

Most of the female wrestlers dress in provocative clothing.

Language

The only questionable word that pops up is "jackass."

Consumerism

The game is based on WWE TV shows.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Creates privacy and safety concerns. The game features online play with open chat. Players may experience inappropriate language and conversations.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that WWE 12 is a simulation of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Players choose between several wrestlers and lead them to a championship title. Since this is wrestling, prepare to see some violence in the form of body slams, punches, and kicks -- with some blood. The game is also playable online, so players may be exposed to unwanted conversations and inappropriate language.

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

In WWE 12, players control one of several wrestlers in World Wrestling Entertainment and guide him to a championship title. They can also create their own brawler to lead to victory. The game features modes such as Road to Wrestlemania, a story-based action option, and WWE Universe to run through a schedule of wrestling events.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The overhaul of WWE 12 seems to have benefited the series, although it could use some tweaks. The presentation and graphics are sharp. The simpler controls help breathe life into the series, but executing the Reversal move is very tough compared to last year's game. Fortunately, between the easier controls, improved presentation, and impressive depth, WWE 12 is a solid wrestling title.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the video game compares to real-world wrestling.

  • WWE is a violent sport, how does the violence in this game compare to what you see in real life?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
Price:$59.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:November 22, 2011
Genre:Sports
ESRB rating:T for Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bycena 569 January 3, 2012
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10
QUALITY
 

AWESOME

best wwe game in a while
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Parent Written byMelissa S December 4, 2011
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

It's good and it was free

I would say that this is a good game for teens, but not for anyone younger.
Kid, 9 years old August 24, 2012
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18
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Should be M

This should be rated M for Mature! M for Blood, Strong Sexual Content and Strong Language!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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