Hollow Knight

Game review by David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.

Linux, Mac, Windows 2017

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 58 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Incredibly detailed game, though difficult.

This game can be quite hard and that’s why I didn’t put it at somewhere around 6+. It also requires reading and for lots of parts of the game lots of comprehension of stories to get the full appeal of this game. No violence or anything, just a reference to suicide and some advanced thinking required to truly enjoy the game.
age 10+

Very good!

very good.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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