Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Artistic aquatic adventure filled with mystery, wonder.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 5+
My children are very much into nature stuff in general, enjoying TV such as octonauts etc, so they were absolutely thrilled by this. There is a (seemingly) menacing shark in the game and exploring the dark depths of the sea can appear scary - but the story is gentle and positive. I highly recommend this to parents who are ok with children having exposure to games, yet have lingering concerns about their educational value. There are all sorts of unusual sea creatures colourfully depicted and fairly truthfully depicted here - you can't go wrong. Control may require a bit of guidance/tinkering at first but not a major hurdle.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 4+

Awesome exploration game devoid of violence

The controls were a bit challenging for my four year old, but it was great to play with her while she was two and three (opportunity to press the buttons to activate events). She finds the Subnautica controls a bit easier to grasp and often chooses that over Abzu, even while Abzu's content is much more at her level.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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