Parents' Guide to

Eco Tycoon: Project Green

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Good eco-idea falls short because of poor gameplay.

Game Windows 2009
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Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

good for tweens down but not for kids above 13

while this game is easy to play their is succh a thing as to easy.

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While the soundtrack soothes with a kind of techno-tinged new age music, the tutorial frustrates. You can't move back and forth between tips and if you do something wrong, there's nothing to help you but a frozen screen. Also, the program places a very unwanted link to a casual game site on your PC. After loading, the game changes not only the resolution of the game window, but It also changes your monitor's resolution as well, making it a pain to find your desktop items. And you haven't even started the game yet.

The game suffers from poor graphics and the tiny, confusing dialog from characters that appears on the screen. They're trying to be helpful, yet the misspelled words and odd syntax is confusing. With text and still graphics, government advisors make suggestions on everything from mining to politics to research. To cut down on emissions, for instance, you can introduce a carbon tax. But, filled with statistics, bar graphs and no soul, Eco Tycoon is far too taxing in itself.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Valusoft
  • Release date: April 3, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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