Parents' Guide to

MySims Agents (Wii)

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Best MySims yet, with secret agent vibe, cool spy gadgets.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Ordinary but cute

MySims Agents is a rather ordinary but well-executed puzzler. The styling and interface work well in disguising the average nature of the storyline, which is no more complicated than that of a Rogue-like text game from the 1980s. Kids will find interest in the mildly absurd and humorous situations and in the characters' interaction. It should work well for any child old enough to read and understand the clues that are handed out by the odd denizens of this game. It can be used to introduce some vocabulary for the younger players. The game will not be terribly interesting to anyone over 13 or old enough to realise that the game's problem solving is purely mechanical and not intuitive.
age 7+

My girls, 7 and 9 received this game for Christmas. They say it is fantastic. We've liked all the MySims games and this is more good stuff. There is a lot of reading involved to stay on top of the narrative, so younger players may need a parent or older sibling to help them follow along. With lots of suspense and mystery, my kids say it's one of the best games they've ever played.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (20 ):

MySims Agents is a fantastic mystery adventure for kids. The interconnected mysteries help to keep your interest as you explore an expanding world, which takes you all the way to the top of a ski mountain and then down into a spooky mansion. The characters are quirky and very amusing; you even get to meet a Yeti. The game does a good job of varying the gameplay by having you search of clues, but also turning some of your snooping into intellectually challenging minigames. For example, to analyze an object that you find, you play a minigame about arranging atoms in just the right order to form a molecule. You have to align the atoms so that they make the correct number of bonds. And because the gameplay is so varied, it will appeal to both girls and boys. Its got fun platform puzzling, logic challenges, decorating opportunities, and lots of opportunities to change your avatar's look to go undercover.

Since Sims don't talk (they speak in expressive gibberish), kids will spend a good part of the game reading the cheeky dialogue. The characters deliver just the right amount of snark to appeal to this age group. This is the best in the MySims series of games; and one of this year's best games on the Wii for kids.If your kids likes mysteries, they will love MySims Agents.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: September 29, 2009
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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