Parents' Guide to

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lightly violent side-scroller with great art, clever design.

Game Xbox 360 2011
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Its striking name may conjure up notions of terribly scary things, but Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is actually a pretty safe bet for most ages. Its highly stylized visual design is filled with spiky silhouettes and glowing red explosives, but the action is far removed from anything in the real world and nothing about the game -- not even its gliding, darting aliens -- is particularly spooky.

Instead, what we've been given is a cleverly crafted and finely tuned side-scrolling adventure game that encourages players to explore and experiment as they work their way through labyrinthine environments. The excitement felt when finding new weapons and tools is tangible, and while some sequences will test players' reflexes an abundance of checkpoints ensures that players are unlikely to grow too frustrated. It's a standout title in the Xbox 360's library of downloadable games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release date: August 3, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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