According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

Parents actually have something of a mixed bag here. While there is no questionable language or any sexual situations at all, the game features solid combat. There are countless deaths of enemy soldiers, and while the blood is white its still obvious that youre not trying to work out your differences by having tea and cookies. On the other hand, the game is a lot of fast action to keep hands busy, and the infinite continues make things open and accessible for gamers of all skill levels. The cooperative gameplay also means that its the perfect game to sit down beside your child with and have some quality testosterone-flavored bonding time. Gamers in general owe it to themselves to give Metal Slug X a try.

It may not be for everyone with the emphasis on 2D run-and-gun action, but its a great example of the type of philosophy that many games were built on in earlier generations. Its a short game if you dont mind taking advantage of the infinite continues, so if that type of thing bothers you or youre a gamer on a budget, I suggest you give it a rent.

Hardcore "old-schoolers" or fans of well-done 2D art absolutely have to pick up a copy of Metal Slug X. The sprites are amazing, and just ooze a feeling of high quality. The gameplay is just as good, easily matching up to classics of yesteryear, and the extra missions will remind you what it was like to actually have to try and muster up enough manual dexterity to emerge victorious.

Deaf and hard of hearing gamers have nothing to fear. The games all action and what little dialogue there is comes in the form of text boxes.

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been playing games since arcades were a thing and Atari was the new hotness. He's been at GameCritics since 2000. Currently, he's juggling editing duties, being a homeschooling dad, a devoted husband, and he does try to play a game once in a while.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody's looking, and his favorite game of all time is a toss-up between the first Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. You can catch his written work here at GameCritics and you can hear him weekly on the @SoVideogames Podcast. Follow Brad on Twitter and Instagram at @BradGallaway, or contact him via email:

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