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Parents' Guide to

Astro's Playroom

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cute, free game showcases the PlayStation 5's features.

Game PlayStation 5 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+
age 6+

Cute but short platformer has mild cartoon violence.

Parents need to know that this fun game has little to no violence. Common Sense was right on with this review. This game was made to show the potential of the new PlayStation 5 controller. The violence is very mild and there are no frightening scenes. You might use a bow and arrow occasionally but not to kill. This game is perfect for kids and it is a lot of fun, the only problem is that it is a little bit short. This game is also perfect for adults who had one of the older PlayStations. It is a trip down memory lane and a loveletter to PlayStation. Thanks for reading.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

This is a game many people might look past in their excitement to play one of the AAA launch titles for the PlayStation 5, but that would be a mistake. Astro's Playroom is utterly charming, surprisingly deep and shows, more than many other titles, some of what makes the PS5 unique. Better graphics and faster load times are fine, but the subtle effects that are imparted via the controller are something new -- and something wonderful. The game itself, even if it's a pure promotional vehicle for the system, is loaded with cute nods to PlayStation's past (and past games) -- such as other little robots dressed as Kratos from God of War or the ability to hop on the eject button of an original PlayStation to see the lid pop open. And Astro shows that while Sony might excel at realistic and sometimes dark games, it's also very capable of making a title that young kids can enjoy. While it might not be as deep and rich a world as Super Mario Bros., Astro's Playroom is a title that young and old can both enjoy.

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