According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Parents will note that X-Men Legends has been hit with a T rating. However, there's not really anything all that objectionable in the game itself. If your kids read the comics or watch the films or animated show, there's really no reason why they can't play the game.

X-Men fans will find that this is arguably the best X-Men game of all time. It is not without some flaws, but those are outweighed by everything developers Raven Software got right. This doesn't feel like a generic game with the X-Men included in much the same way that Knights of the Old Republic feels like a legitimate part of the Star Wars universe.

Casual gamers will find the steep learning curve and the ability to team up with three other friends as definite plusses. If you liked Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance or Hunter: The Reckoning, then you'll enjoy this game.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers can play and enjoy the game—the title features an option for onscreen subtitles for all dialogue sequences.

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken is a 43-year-old writer and bohemian living in Florida with a mountain of movies, books, and video games.

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.
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