Parents' Guide to

Ben 10: Alien Force

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Nice sci-fi idea, but hampered by bad controls.

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+


My opinion on this cartoon is going to be very low. It is the lowest of all cartoons, I ever seen in my life. Don't bother to waste your time with this show.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 4+

Favorite Alien

It's Incredible I watch my child play it all the time. He tells me all about his favorite alien he says it's called "Big Chill". ^ ^ - So Cute!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

Almost everything about Alien Force seems great -- except for the game controls. The story is cool and hip, as is the dialog. The artwork, although slightly jaggy due to the Wii's lack of processing power, is top notch. The voice acting is also top shelf: it never seems like actors aren't into their roles. And the idea of shape-shifting into various aliens is a good one that's full of thunder and fireworks when you transform.

But when it comes down to game mechanics, Alien Force is a mess. You can't move the camera around at all. So when you want to judge distance in jumping, say, to a platform in the water, it's really difficult. Even though it's a 3-D game, you have no depth perception. So you end up dead in the water. Also, when you try to run then jump, sometimes the controls only allow you to run. If you're jumping over water or fire, you might be doomed if the controls screw up. Even though the game's levels are short, this really could have been a terrific buy … if they had taken a few more months to get the controls in line. As it stands, this one's for true fans only.

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