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Parents' Guide to

Imagine Artist

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Excellent art sim lets players' creative sides flourish.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Ubisoft has released plenty of good games in its Imagine series, but Imagine Artist might be the best yet. It’s a wonderfully powerful and comprehensive art simulator. The tools you've been provided -- stencils, pencils, brushes, and more -- are useful and simple to learn. It won’t let budding artists create a perfect replica of the Mona Lisa, but players can still create beautiful and original pictures. And it’s surprisingly educational; most young players will likely come away with a much better idea how to go about drawing and painting a variety of subjects, if not through theory then via repetition.

If there is any issue with the game it’s that it was created with an aim to attract girls. A couple of simple tweaks -- such as the ability to choose the gender of the player’s character -- and it could have been a great unisex game. Even as is, we have little difficulty recommending Imagine Artist to any girl or boy with a passion for the visual arts.

Online interaction: Players can upload art to their own online galleries. They can share the gallery's URL with friends or email individual pictures.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Subjects: Arts : drawing, painting, sculpture
  • Skills: Tech Skills : digital creation, Self-Direction : effort, self-reflection, Creativity : imagination, making new creations, producing new content
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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