Imagine: Fashion Designer - New York

Game review by Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Poor graphics hamper this look at the fashion industry.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 5+


I had no idea until reading some comments here that the “Imagine “ games were intended to help direct young girls in their career path, but for me this game did just that. My Mom purchased the game for me when I was 7 or 8 and I absolutely loved every part of it from styling the models to presenting your line on the runway- it was so professional and detailed for what I thought was just a simple DS game. I’d highly recommend this game or a choice from the imagine line for anyone’s child because it’s brilliantly thought out, it gives you real world scenarios and makes you establish a professional relationship with an employer- it’s just such a great exposure at such a young age. It might just be a game but that feeling of fulfillment from experiencing that profession stuck with me and helped me find my calling, it might help your little girl/boy find her/his way too. :)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

CSM Review Skimped On Quite a Few Details!

Some parents may not like the occasionally immodest clothes and crazy makeup (which I honestly didn't mind at all). But I was really surprised and a little disappointed to see that CSM didn't warn parents about the game's subplot: the main character falls in love with a guy who asks her to live with him. They do marry in the end, but it's still wrong for a kid's game. Also, in the song "Billy S." on the game's soundtrack, the word "****" is used (in the near-profane way), the word "hell" is used in "Suddenly I See," and all the background songs (except "Wake Up") are about romance, or have romance-related lyrics or themes. Imagine Fashion Designer:New York isn't a super-racy game, but considering the target gamers' ages, I think they could've done better with the game's plot and background music choices.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: October 7, 2008
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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