Parents' Guide to

Immune Attack

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Educational adventure makes biology thrilling.

Game Windows 2009
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The amount of scienctific knowledge passed on in Immune Attack can seem daunting to adults: You need to transform a monocyte into a macrophage, mark C3a chemical trails, target pseudomonas, releases CXCL8 signals to summon a neutrophil, and so on. It sounds like the kind of overly-technical gibberish that would immediately turn kids off. But that's only because we are adults. Kids love overly-technical sounding gibberish. If we heard kids talking about adding Bulbasaur to their Pokédex and evolving a Charmander into a Charizard, we might think the same thing, but that's just Pokémon. By turning this biology lesson into the kind of game that kids will enjoy -- the "landscape" and environments are beautifully alien and the story is played out with much suspense -- young players will happily absorb the accompanying data. While it's true that the controls can be a bit difficult to use at times, you can't complain too much, as the game is indeed free.

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