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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Wolverine is a character who solves his problems by using extreme violence.
Violence & Scariness
Unlike the movie, the game is very violent. Using his metal claws, Wolverine lops off heads, arms, and legs.Â During one scene, he takes a helicopter pilot and shoves his head into the moving propeller.Â Blood spews after every kill. Wolverine has "beserker" moves which allow him to kill many enemies in a short time. Also, when Wolverine is injured, players can see skin burning off when on fire or see his skeleton.Â When his regeneration kicks in, the wounds slowly close up.
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This video game is based on the movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a review of the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC version of the video game adaptation of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is much more violent than the PG-13 movie and has earned an "M" rating from the ESRB. Using his metal claws, Wolverine brutally kills enemies in a variety of ways, from chopping their heads off to decapitating them at the waist. During one scene, Wolverine takes a helicopter pilot and pushes his head up into a moving propeller. Blood splatters across the screen, and limbs are often seen flying. Players will hear some cursing. Families looking for less violence in a Wolverine video game should consider the versions of X-Men Origins: Wolverine created for the Wii, PS2, and PSP which are "T"-rated. There is also a X-Men Origins: Wolverine for the DS which is rated E+10.
Is It Any Good?
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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