Parents' Guide to

Cell Command

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2013
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In Cell Command, players learn how cells function in a human body, including the different jobs of each cell component. The game has in-depth educational information about each part of the cell and how it works, including effective teaching tools, such as a reference dictionary kids can turn to as needed. Each mini-game represents a real-life function of a cell, and the instructions for each go into detail about what kids are doing. Managing your team includes upgrading your ship, training your crew, and making commendations, which give you new special abilities in the mini-games. The gameplay is a bit slow and is basically six mini-games packaged into a learning experience about cell biology, but kids will come out of it knowing how cells work. The story line doesn't quite get wrapped up, but that just allows for continued play. Occasional typos don't take away from the overall experience.

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