According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Strong Language, Violence
Parents will want to take note of the Mature rating this game has received—-it's earned it. Featuring some coarse language, plenty of bloody head shots, and lots of killing, this is one game that definitely isn't geared for the little ones.
Fans of the earlier games will most likely be disappointed that they're not Gabe Logan this time out. While it shouldn't make a difference who the onscreen avatar is, there's no denying that playing as Gabe is a hell of a lot cooler than playing as "nondescript special agent #1." After all, we all know how gamers felt when they were Raiden and not Snake in Sons of Liberty…
Casual gamers are probably the target audience for this title, and yet they're sure to be turned off by the high learning curve and asinine control scheme. I haven't juggled this many buttons at once since I last played Steel Battalion—-and at least that game came with a controller featuring 40 buttons.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will be able to enjoy Omega Strain as the game does feature subtitling.
A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.
Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.
In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.