Parents' Guide to

Among the Sleep

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Eerie toddler adventure has mature themes, charged emotions.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

It’s all right depending on your child

It’s all right depending on your child, My children are only six and seven so I don’t feel comfortable done playing this game right now because of the references to alcohol

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Among The Sleep- A game for your Child

Your child should play this- absolutely. Not only is it a great horror game, but a game that should teach your child a good lesson. Any kid should be allowed to play this except the ones that take this to literally or don't have knowledge about certain things. The only warning I have is that there is a 1 minute scene at the very end of alcoholic beverage. But besides that this game is great, even has a teddy bear who accompanies you and makes you feel safe.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Among the Sleep is visually stunning and emotionally challenging. It's not a particularly long game, and the puzzles aren't terribly difficult; it's more about the experience, which is both deliciously creepy and disturbing. The toddler perspective skews everything, so you'll spend a lot of time wondering what's real and what's in this child's imagination. Just considering what might be menacing for a young child is fascinating. Trench coat? Looks like it's alive! Deserted playground? Yikes!

The keyboard controls can be a pain to work with, but it's worth it to figure out what's going on, especially since it seems clear from the beginning that this story can't possibly end well. Be forewarned that you'll be asked to adjust the in-game brightness (or lack thereof) early on -- and if you get it wrong, it's nearly impossible to see anything. Accidentally crawling into a pond is deadly for a toddler, so you'll definitely want to be able to see to avoid that scenario. Even with those drawbacks, this is a compelling story that draws you in, excited but possibly afraid to reach the conclusion. Those who like figuring things out and don't mind (or even prefer) some emotionally charged horror will definitely want to give this a try.

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