Parents' Guide to

Attentat 1942

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

WWII history brought to life in visually striking tale.

Game Windows 2017
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Is It Any Good?

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The phrase "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" comes to life in this game, showing a time and place along with the lessons that must be learned from it. Attentat 1942 is a short "gaming" experience (you can complete it in just under 90 minutes), which might be the one fault that it has. But this is also an intense experience that uses timed mini-games (you have to make quick decisions that may affect a response from the enemy) with lives perhaps hanging in the balance.

Created in concert with the Czech Academy of Science and Charles University, the game blends archival film footage with static comic book artwork, interactive dialogue, and graphical screens to let players create their own path to the conclusion. This is a title that seems simple, but the message it delivers is two-fold: It's a look back and a reminder of where we have come from, as well as being a warning of the dangers presented when absolute power isn't checked. It's a tale of courage, with people doing what's right even at the risk of their own lives, and it's brought home in a powerful way.

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