According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Violence

Parents have little to worry about, as the game contains minimal violence. If anything, the game is an accessible lesson to nurture a children's skill to always question.

Fans of adventure games can do no wrong with this game, as it exceeds even The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker in narrative, characters, gameplay amalgamation and pacing. The graphics, art style, control, voice acting and music are all top notch, as Ubi Soft proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with last year.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers are provided with subtitles and no necessary audio clues.

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence

Parents must keep this game as far away from kids as possible. Dont believe the hype that this is a mature crime drama, but the part about it being violent, bloody and demoralizing is true. Sex and cocaine use is suggested, and while the graphics are crude, so are the deaths you are able to enact on innocent (and not-so-innocent) people.

Fans of the GTA series, especially the third one, should get this. It improves on almost every single aspect of the previous game, despite the fighting, targeting and camera system still being as stiff and awkward as ever. Anyone expecting a matured plot may be disappointed, but not completely. The plot is greatly enhanced thanks to Tommy Vercetti having a voice, the plot twists are actually interesting and character development exists, as opposed to the non-existent character development of GTA3. All the characters are colorful stereotypes of their respective ethnicity and social standing, and are much more memorable this time around.

Fans of the 80s, especially the music, should eat this one up. And if anything, riding the two-wheeled vehicles makes it all worthwhile.

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence

Parents should keep this game away from children. First-person shooters are generally tainted with blood, and this game is no exception. Though the lackluster graphics dont portray it realistically, the characterizations are good enough that the deaths actually mean something. There are also constant references to prostitution, drugs, drug usage, alcohol consumption and a few cuss words here and there.

For fans of open-ended gameplay and virtual worlds, this is a must-buy. Though all paths eventually lead to the same conclusion, the method of reaching it varies, and can slightly alter the outcome. Action lovers might be disappointed because the games primary focus is exploration, role-playing and stealth.

RPG fans would also love the customization of your character, as well as the many interactions with non-playable characters.

Mature gamers might find something interesting in the themes of the game, and it might be an interesting way to introduce a teen to political science, social science and philosophy.

Conspiracy theorists would enjoy the constant references to their favorite topics, including aliens, the Illuminati and government cover-ups. Some may be turned off by the lackluster graphics, boring presentation, long loading times and control scheme. If that is the case (and even if it isnt the case), the PC version is highly recommended over this port.

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Fighting fans have been waiting for another great 3D fighter since Soul Calibur, and now they have a game that may surpass it. The game is as complex as you want it to be, measured by the time and patience you have to learn the many different little aspects of the game, including evades, guaranteed throw moves, reversals and reversing reversals. Though it features realistic fighting, the game features no blood. The worst it gets are certain excruciatingly painful looking bone-crunching moves. Shun Di appears to be drinking alcohol during the fights, but the manual makes it clear that he "pretends" to do so.

Fans of the Tekken and Dead or Alive series should give this a try, as it is the definitive Virtua Fighter. It is the fastest and best looking, but the precise timing required for many of the moves (especially reversals) might turn some of them off. Even so, every fight fan (especially fans of Virtua Fighter 2) owe it to themselves to purchase this game.

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