LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

Game review by Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 6+

Good parent-child co-op game with lots of puzzle solving.

I bought to play with my son as he loves pirates and does well with the Xbox. I knew puzzles would be tough for him, but he can figure out most. I don't let him play alone, though, because there are some slightly frightening parts and difficult parts. We have a lot of fun playing it together and he loves unlocking all the different characters. I do agree with a previous reviewer that the cut scenes are pretty hard to follow. I still have no real clue what happened on the 4th movie (haven't seen it) despite playing through those levels.

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Educational value
Too much violence
age 8+

A Jolly Roger Good Time!

The game play is challenging enough to keep the player's interest, but not so much that it becomes frustrating or confusing. The signature Lego humor is fun, but the cut-scenes make very little sense. My kids (10 & 6) hadn't seen the movies, but greatly enjoyed playing the game, even without understanding the storyline. Anyone paying attention to the reviews AND the age recommendations will notice that I flagged this game as "on" for ages 8 & up, yet mentioned that one of my kids playing this is 6. I believe my 6 yo would've had a difficult time playing the game on her own, without the guidance of her big brother. The only complaint I have is the game occasionally freezes up, forcing me to shut down the PS3 console. I haven't run into this issue with any of the other Lego titles we've played, but we don't have the most recent titles other than P.O.T.C.

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