MySims Sky Heroes

Game review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
MySims Sky Heroes Game Poster Image
Bright and colorful characters in exciting aerial dogfights.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

While there is plenty of cartoony fighting in the game, the main messages to take away are positive ones about loyalty, courage, respect, and redemption.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The heroic characters are a group of freedom fighters trying to rid the skies of the evil tyrant Morcubus and his minions. They support one another and work well together, displaying lots of loyalty and understanding.

Ease of Play

Piloting these planes is relatively easy. There's some difficulty in figuring out how to avoid enemies that come up behind you, but beyond that, the controls are nice and smooth.

Violence & Scariness

Players engage in aerial dogfights against one another or computer-controlled enemies. While the visuals are all very cartoony, the planes shoot each other with shotguns, machine guns, missiles, lasers and more. When a plane is shot down, it explodes loudly, with a fiery plume of smoke. No one dies in the game, though, and when a player's plane gets destroyed, he simply respawns somewhere else on the level.

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Consumerism

This is another title in the increasingly voluminous MySims franchise, which is in itself, based on the even more voluminous Sims series.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MySims Sky Heroes is a fast-paced and exciting action game with bright and colorful cartoon visuals. The game centers around aerial combat, though, and features lots of weaponry -- both realistic (machine guns) and fanciful (giant lasers). Even with its focus on fighting, the game carries a lot of positive messages for kids in its story of heroics and redemption. Online play in the console editions supports open voice chat, which Common Sense Media does not recommend for pre-teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMillMan October 4, 2010

Great for parents and their kids to play together

A lot of fun for both me and my kids to play at the same time. I am unable to tell you which one of us likes it best. Like the video game version of a Pixar mov... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old February 21, 2012

fun game to play

Is game is very fun although it has some violence to it. you can play online wiyh people friends, or just other players. i think this game is for kid 8&... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old October 11, 2010

Good but hard

I really do like this game, it's fun, but Story mode is hard. They time you on challenges. But if you like timed games, this is for you (Especially Story M... Continue reading

What's it about?

The evil Morcuba (villain of MySims Agents) is back causing trouble in MYSIMS SKY HEROES. This time around, he and his sky pirates have taken over all the air traffic around a peaceful island chain, preventing the islanders from conducting any business or even traveling much. But a group of freedom fighters plan to win back the skies -- with the help of a new amnesiac pilot who shows up on the beach one day. That would be you. The game is played out through a series of missions that include races, explorations, and dogfights. The game allows you to completely customize your own planes (you can keep several on hand, each with different strengths) with the parts and pieces you win through completing missions.

Is it any good?

MySims Sky Heroes really soars. Its fast and frenetic gameplay is only enhanced by the colorful and imaginative visuals. The controls are relatively easy to handle, and the storyline is actually quite compelling. The customization system that allows you to build and personalize several vehicles for use in the game is definitely one of the highlights. You can not only customize (and re-customize) the looks of planes, but give each a different set of bonuses and special abilities that will help out in different kinds of missions.

The MySims series has put out several very good games, and Sky Heroes is no exception. It would have been nice if the player had more opportunities to simply fly around and explore the imaginatively-designed island settings, but the multiplayer modes (both co-op and competitive) are definitely a nice addition.

Online interaction: The console versions of the game all support online multiplayer dogfights. These can be fun and exciting -- and a great way for kids to show off their custom-designed characters and vehicles -- but parents should be aware that live voice chat may be enabled. Common Sense Media does not recommend moderation-free online communication for pre-teens. We suggest using the parental controls built into the game console to disable online communication features.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the violence in the game. Is fighting that takes place among colorful cartoony characters less problematic than the violence in a realistic game? Could this game have worked as well without the fighting?

  • Parents can also talk about forgiveness and redemption, which are themes in the game's plot. What does it take for you to trust someone in real life after you find out they've done something bad?

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