Parents' Guide to

Radiation Island

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Explore, craft, kill, and survive in cool, open-world game.

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Is It Any Good?

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In a field of mediocre "free-to-play" games that focus on draining your wallet rather than providing entertainment, this economical survival-horror game is a standout. For less than the price of a regular latte, kids get hours upon hours of absorbing exploration and customization and can explore mythology around one of history's most talked-about mysteries. Simple touch-screen controls and an intuitive menu interface set users up to live out a weird and frightening story while putting survival skills to the test. There are plenty of chances to hone these skills while collecting raw materials such as wood, stone and plant fibers and turn them into useful items such as axes, torches, and protective clothing. There are also a good number of abandoned military buildings that provide some protection from the cold and hungry animals. Because of its overall quality, it's possible to overlook the clumsy character models, awkward animations, and unrealistic game rules, such as how you can die of hunger over the course of one night. Also best ignored is the crude multiplayer mode, which looks and plays like an afterthought. However, if you're the type of gamer who enjoys a good scare and embraces a challenge, you're in for the best entertainment three dollars can buy.

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