Parents' Guide to

Endless Ocean

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Engaging scuba-diving simulation with no danger.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Despite being a peaceful, nonviolent ocean exploration game, it is actually pretty scary.
age 6+

Serene and educational :)

I love this peaceful, fun game. The kids love discovering new sea life and learning about animals. The music is beautiful and soothing. Positive messages include caring for the environment and being kind to animals. There is some minor peril at times but kids can easily avoid that by just exploring and finding treasure.Some of the reviews say it is boring. This game is not loud, flashy, or bloody. There are no guns, no monsters and no bad guys. This game is more like trip to a day spa as opposed to going sky diving....LOL

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

The intuitive use of the Wii controls makes this game an excellent choice for families looking to introduce kids to the wonders of the sea. Some of the assignments, like teaching a dolphin tricks, will particularly appeal to kids. But for some, if you stay under for too long, the diving can get tedious.

Endless Ocean makes scuba diving a peaceful, non-threatening adventure. The underwater visuals of this game make you feel as if you are actually in the ocean with sunlight filtering through the water. Kids are never in danger, even when swimming with sharks or whales. Plus, you can never run out of air and returning to your ship is as easy as pushing a button on the Wii remote. While the game can be played by two people, it's unfortunate that it has to be from two different machines. Parents will appreciate that you can only swim with someone with whom you can exchange friend codes using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: January 6, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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