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Just because it's an M-rated game, doesn't guarantee quality

From "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Metal Gear Solid 4" to "Fallout 3" and "Gears of War 2," the majority of 2008's smartest games have one thing in common (besides numbers in their titles): They're rated M, as in Mature, meaning you have to be 17 or older to buy them.

But an M rating isn't necessarily a guarantee of quality. Less ambitious developers will serve up blood, guts, profanity and maybe even a little nudity to be "edgy," but if they don't deliver rich gameplay and satisfying stories, they aren't likely to hold the interest of adult players. The three games reviewed here earn their M ratings, but may not earn your loyalty.

-"Left 4 Dead" (Electronic Arts, for the Xbox 360)
-"Saints Row 2" (THQ, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
-"Legendary" (Gamecock, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

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mjones19943180d ago

I though mgs4 was a teen because on the uk version(I own) has a 15 on.

Dark_Overlord3180d ago

It is, but America has a different rating system

LinuxGuru3180d ago

Wow, that's a no-brainer if I ever saw one!

Amsterdaam3180d ago

Totally in agreement with you. Did anyone ever even hint that, because a game is rated "M", it will be better than a game that is "T" or "E"?

I don't ever remember that.