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Invizimals: Shadow Zone

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Camera-based creature collection game with mild violence.

Game PSP 2011
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Invizimals: Shadow Zone is a case of game developers opting not to mess too much with a more or less winning formula. There are more fantastical beasts, players can customize them to a greater degree, and they have a larger selection of attacks, but catching the Invizamals and then matching them up against opponents feels about the same as it did last time through.

That said, Invizimals: Shadow Zone still manages to stand out from the creature collector crowd, thanks mostly to its clever use of the PSP camera. Hunting through your home for the right objects to call out hidden Invizimals remains fresh and fun, and the game's live action story -- which is upbeat and surprisingly well-acted -- gives the narrative a flavor all its own. Its audience will be niche, particularly given that the PSP isn't necessarily the handheld game machine of choice for franchise's target age group, but those who give it a chance will likely feel well rewarded.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: October 25, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Comic Mischief; Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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