Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Deep turn-based strategy game with lots of bloody violence.

Windows 2016

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Not as bad as you think.

I started playing the first Xcom game back in 1995 and I have seen the game mature and grow over so many years. But the level of detail the “Expert” describes Xcom 2 in is total BS. “Bodies being violently thrust backward” like dude, your shooting aliens in a computer game and it’s not even in first person! It’s from about 2/3 of a birds eye view. And it’s nothing a kid would get nightmares about. And it’s not like your in VR busting skulls open. Anyways if you have a kid that is 12-13+ that enjoys a turn based strategy and has played a strategy game like hearts of iron IV and has also played a games with blood like the battlefield franchise then go for it, I have a feeling they would love it.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

a nightmare video game for T-rated.

I played this game and man is it terrible. It had lots of night-mare/horror creatures in this game. I think this should have been rated M: for horror/violence and bloody deaths. I did not let my son play this game... even when he wanted to so badly.

This title has:

Too much violence

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Firaxis
  • Release date: February 5, 2016
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Topics: Space and Aliens
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence
  • Last updated: November 1, 2019

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