EVE Online

Game review by Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Fly starships and destroy enemies in online space game.

Mac, Windows 2003

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

An open video game.

Im an EVE veteran and have played actively for about 7 years. Throughout all of this, ive gotten a pretty good idea of the game and hope that I can help as much as possible. I have two kids a boy (14) and a girl (17), my daugher never really picked up the game but my son recently gave up his Fortnite craze and started to play a "big boy game" with his Pops. Let me tell you that I heavily monitor my childrens internet use. My son can't play Call of Duty or any game with excessive violence. EVE is not a game parents should be worried about. It's wholesome and teached the value of common sense and thinking things through. You work for the things you have in this game,and if you make a dumb mistake, you can lose it. But as far as the game being bad? Totally clean, some parents may not like the idea that you have the option to blow up other players ships. Do keep in mind though that it is actually impossible to "kill" in this game. Blowing up their ship leaves them in an emergency pod which the defeated player must navigate to a nearby space station and pick up a new ship. I recently talked to a parent about this game. My son told her son about it and wanted to start playing it, the mother watched some Youtube video about the "Fountain War" which is a real in-game war that happened in the game involving hundreds of players, and the "Judgement Day Heist". These involve players that spend countless months, even years, planning some sort of heist or attack. While these things are possible, they are extremely rare and are by no means the "point" of the game. The game revolves around farming money, and buying ships. While every decision is left up to the parent in the end, this parent happily plays EVE with his son before he goes to bed, and love that hes picked up such a great game.

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age 12+

A double edged sword

EVE online is a very wholesome game, I love that my 14 year old son enjoys intergalactic economies and asteroid mining instead of meaningless shooting and bloodshed like most of his peers. A common misconception is that once a person starts to play they will play only EVE, think about only EVE, and speak about only EVE. Thats simply not true. I've played EVE for about 9 years, and typically only play 3-4 hours every week. EVE is just like every other game out there, it doesn't DEMAND that you pour countless hours, as a matter of fact it requires you to let things sit for hours even days . There are people addicted to this game, yes, but you'll find that in any video game. Hope I was able to help.

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