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By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun, original, spoof of The Bard's tale with clever puzzles.

Game Windows 2010
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Hamlet is a very likable adventure with playful artwork, creatively designed puzzles, and a bizarre-yet-effective sense of humor. There are multiple laugh-out-loud moments. Some of the puzzles are very challenging and may require too much trial-=and-error exploration for casual gamers. Hints do become available if you're stuck for a certain length of time, but be aware that the clues are just that -- clues -- they never completely give away the solutions. Puzzle afficionados who can appreciate witty literary references (and jokes about the Periodic Table -- Polonius's castle bears a sign with "Po," the symbol for the element Polonium) will likely be sad to see the game come to an end, which happens sooner that we would have hoped.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Alawar Entertainment
  • Release date: April 9, 2010
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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