Parents' Guide to

Game Party 3

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Third entry in kid-friendly series adds little new content.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Until now, the Game Party franchise has been one of the better Wii Sports knock-offs, offering plenty of variation, pick-up-and-play controls, and good multiplayer options. And, to be sure, all of these statements hold true for the series’ third iteration. Controls are boiled down to a simple illustration displayed while each game loads, and we’ve been given plenty of different ways to play each of our favorite games, alone or with others.

The problem with Game Party 3 is that it offers only a handful of new games, and most of these games aren’t very much fun. Billiards is too imprecise to let players do any sort of satisfying strategizing, smack-a-troll is too simple to be fun for more than a couple of minutes, and mini-golf is just plain glitchy. The two best additions are bocce ball and croquet, both of which do a decent job mimicking their real-world counterparts. But do two new games make a $30 upgrade worthwhile? Game Party 3 is a decent value if you don't own either of the previous games, otherwise not so much.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
  • Release date: October 6, 2009
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E for Violent References
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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