Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

Game review by Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Learn about Japan while solving a puzzling mystery.

Mac, Windows 2010

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 13+

Too scary to be rated 10+, disturbing images

I am 19 and thought the images of the ghost girlk were way too scary. I like my nanayc drew games because they are generally light and fun and im playing it at 11:00 at night alone while everyone else is asleep, and this creepy ghost girl who resembles the girl from the grudge charges at me while croaking. i did not like that. the rest of the game is good but I did not think this was appropriate for a game supposedly intended for 10 year olds. If i wanted to be disturbed by my game, I would play an Adventure Company Jack the Ripper game or something.

This title has:

Too much violence

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Her Interactive
  • Release date: October 19, 2010
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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