WWE All Stars

Common Sense Media says

Join Hulk Hogan and others for simple, aggressive wrestling.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

All conflicts between wrestlers are solved with matches inside (and sometimes outside) the ring.

Positive role models

Just like real pro wrestling, the game features "good guys" and "heels," or villains.

Ease of play

Compared to other wrestling titles, this game is much simpler to control. Players have light and heavy punches/kicks and light and heavy grapples. As players build up a blue meter, they can hit two buttons simultaneously to perform a signature move. Once an opponent is weakened, players can then tap and hold the shoulder buttons to execute a finishing move.

Violence

Players perform the standard punches, kicks, and other wrestling moves such as body slams. In some matches, players can also use weapons, such as chairs or baseball bats. There are finishing moves. However, players won't see any blood or gore.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

The only questionable words heard in the game were "damn" and "ass."

Consumerism

This is a game that provides more exposure to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and as such, can be viewed as a marketing tool.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

When wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin appears, players may hear some references to beer.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that WWE All Stars is a simple, arcade wrestling title based on World Wrestling Entertainment. It features past and present wrestlers competing in matches, with the goal of becoming a world champion. As with any wrestling game, players punch, kick, and grapple their way to victory. They can sometimes use weapons such as chairs. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

WWE All Stars is an arcade wrestling title featuring stars from the past and present of World Wrestling Entertainment, such as John Cena, Randy Orton, Hulk Hogan, and \"Macho Man\" Randy Savage. The game's main mode is Path of Champions, where players can battle for the World Heavyweight Championship or World Tag Team titles. There's also Fantasy Warfare, which pairs a past and present star in a match to determine who's best. There are also Exhibition matches for a quick jump into the ring.

Is it any good?

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WWE All Stars is a simple, fun wrestling title. Unlike the Smackdown vs. Raw series, it features controls that are easier to grasp and highly-stylized characters. Attacks such as body slams look more outrageous thanks to slow-motion effects and exaggerated motions. The roster of characters features great balance between the present-day stars and wrestling legends such as Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. Although the game modes are thin, which limits replayability, All Stars is great alternative for players seeking a simpler wrestling experience.

Online interaction: The game features online matches with open chat.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how realistic this game is. How does this game compare to the real world of wrestling?

  • What makes this game better or worse than the pro wrestling simulations that focus on creating a more authentic experience?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
Price:$59.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:March 29, 2011
Genre:Sports
ESRB rating:T for Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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Kid, 9 years old June 10, 2011
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10
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All Stars is AWESOME

John Cena, Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker climb into the ring again with this title. Its a little violent but no blood or gore. They say mild words. But they are good role models because they say positive messages. If you want it get it now!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Adult Written byTom_Gamer_Tom April 5, 2011
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10
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Not violent, very street fighter style

This game is wrestling, so there is obviously going to be punching, kicking and grappling. There is no blood or gore. So its not really violent. But it has got over the top punching but obviously not enough to disturb. Physics system make it extremely unrealistic. So overall its not very gory at all.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old February 4, 2012
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8
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good game but bad graphics

ok it didn't have good graphics but great game

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