Parents' Guide to

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Series game has deep, satisfying story; adds multiplayer.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

What the hell is up with this game!

My friend kept telling me about this game until I caved and played it... WTH! I don't know how to explain what it was exactly... Let's start with Axel, why is he so skinny? Next they don't have hearts right? So why does Axel feel for Roxas? What does that even mean!? This game was very strange but it was entertaining. Next why is there only one girl in the organization 13? What is up with the guy with pink hair and roses? I am so confused

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 10+

e.g. Perfect for kids

i highly reccommend this game if you like kingdom hearts youll love this even if you just like it because of disney

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (22 ):

The Kingdom Hearts series is one of the strangest mashup in video games, but it works. After lush pop music and a graphically decent opening movie that introduces many characters, an easy-to-understand tutorial follows. Since the game was made for family play, you can easily equip your characters with magic and powers by putting them into a special slot. Adding to the family friendly features is the ability to move through the game with four pals in multiplayer mode. However, there's some repetition of locations and areas to explore. Yet with many hours of gameplay (which includes a mission called Boredom, in which you get the ‘day’ off), bizarre characters, and moody locales, 358/Two Days justifies its slightly pricier cost of entry. It's a fun role-playing story, and one that the fans of this series will greatly savor.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: September 29, 2009
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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