Pokémon Scarlet/Violet

Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
Pokemon Scarlet Box

Common Sense says

age 8+

Relationships at core of new creature-catching adventure.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Buggy adventure is actually really good.

Yes, it is bug-ridden but at its core, it's an enjoyable adventure through the new "Paldea Region" with loads of content. It nails Co-op and offers many fun multiplayer experiences. If they patch the game's bugs, it might (in my opinion) become an excellent game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
5 people found this helpful.
age 5+


Horrible, so many things to change and fix. a Huge step -down from Pokemon Legends Arceus. Create a difficulty level system for once guys! I thought Nintendo was all about making everyone play, not to target a specific public to get as much money as possible doing the least effort possible simultaneously. poor poor poor, VERY poor. Not worth the 70-80 £/$/€ spent

This title has:

Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

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