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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely violent survival horror game flowing in blood.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 13+

Violent but not too bad

I'm a parent of four kids and my 17 year old plays this game and I'm okay with it and so does my 14 year old but I don't let my younger children play it for reasons. One, I don't think they are ready, and two, they aren't the age I think they should be yet. This game has a lot of blood, gore, and language but the language I wouldn't worry about too much because it is very mild for an M rated game that's 17+. But it really should be 13+ because 17 in my opinion is way to high of an age rating for this. Youngest a kid should play this is 12 and oldest would be at least 14. But I believe 13 is appropriate.
age 13+


Honestly as an 18 year old who loves zombie games, this one is very disappointing. I've completed it and it took two full weeks to do it because I kept getting bored and getting tired. But the content, very mild. The language is very mild for a game 17+ or 18+, depending on where you live. But the language is like 2/5, the blood and gore doesn't look anywhere close to being realistic, and the violence is determined basically you could say by how you play and choose to do so. But if I were to give this game an age rating, I'd say 13 and up.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (17 ):

ZombiU isn't bad, but it's not one of the strongest launch titles for the Wii U either. For one, the combat is repetitive and somewhat lackluster. As in other zombie games, you'll use various weapons -- melee and ranged -- to take down the flesh-eating undead before they can infect you. What does add nicely to the tension is using the Wii U GamePad because when you look down and open you inventory on the screen, the action doesn't stop around you. Also, the missions, environments, and puzzles aren't as interesting as other games in this space. At least the multiplayer modes add more excitement, including an Adversarial mode that allows one player to take on the role of "Zombie Master" that spawns enemies from a top-down view on the Nintendo Wii U GamePad, while the second player fights for survival on the big screen in first-person view (with Wii wireless classic controller). Overall, however, fans of zombie lore should wait until this one hits the bargain bins.

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