Parents' Guide to

Child of Eden

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Feel-good rhythm action game promotes physical activity.

Game Xbox 360 2011
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It’s short, and there’s not a lot of diversity beyond its constantly shifting, wildly imaginative computer graphics, but Child of Eden is nonetheless the most compelling Kinect game available. Players have three methods of attack. The most practical is a rapid fire energy beam that can be precisely aimed with the player’s left hand. The second, a weapon that locks onto multiple targets before releasing a barrage of energy, is controlled with the player’s right hand. The third is a limited-ammunition screen-clearing attack unleashed by raising both arms together.

It’s simple, but can be wildly immersive, with no small amount of credit going to the game’s inspired shower of electronic lights and sounds, which wash over and envelop the player, and its phenomenal musical score, which is the very definition of auditory joy. At its most affecting, Child of Eden will make you completely forget your surroundings and instill a sense of pure euphoria. If you have a Kinect controller, it’s a must.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: June 14, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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