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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

M-rated video game is far more violent than the movie.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

16 and up

The movie is rated PG-13 but the game is much more violent but not too much.It should get 15 or 16 age rating Real Violence Bad Language(sh-t,a--) blood and gore
age 13+

VERY violent

This is a VERY gory and bloody game. Wolverine uses his claws to rip apart his enemies.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (20 ):

For mature players, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a simple yet satisfying action game. While the game focuses heavily on combat, there is a solid mix of platforming and some light puzzle-solving. Wolverine can use a variety of attacks and combos to defeat opponents, and his Lunge strike is perhaps one of the best. Enemies are not only diverse, but require a unique strategy of attack, from sword-wielding assassins to the larger, beastly Wendigo prototypes. Combat is quite vicious as well. Wolverine routinely cuts off limbs and decapitates foes with very bloody results.

Unfortunately, the overall presentation is pretty drab. Graphics don't look polished, particularly cut scenes in between the action. The story is incredibly confusing, as it jumps to battles Wolverine encountered in Africa and how that ties to current events within the game. Also, because Wolverine is so powerful, storming through enemies can feel easy. Even the strongest bosses can be conquered on the first attempt. Even with these weaknesses, mature players may discover this game featuring the ultimate weapon makes for the ultimate weekend rental.

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