Parents' Guide to

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Morbidly fun survival game with fighting, hallucinations.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Good, Kinda spooky.

Its difficult, fun, and kinda spooky

Is It Any Good?

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What sets this engaging point-and-click survival game apart is its TIm Burton-y style, whimsical creatures, and mysterious atmosphere. Set on a small, open island that has a wide variety of flora and fauna, Don't Starve: Pocket Edition has you picking carrots, collecting sticks, gathering rocks, examining trees, scaring off birds that are trying to eat your food, building traps, and basically doing whatever you have to do so you won't die. In addition to the standard crafting elements are the creepy shadow creatures and sanity maintenance, which are unique features that add to the overall atmosphere. Because this was a PC game first, there's a well-established community and online resources that kids can lean on. While it's rather challenging, especially at first, it's also so compelling and darkly funny that kids likely won't mind trying over and over to explore and conquer all this rich world has to offer.

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