Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

Game review by Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Intense, graphic deathmatch; survive by solving puzzles.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

A skillfully woven tale of suspense

This is a truly brilliant visual novel that can be best described as "Saw-meets-Titanic": You are a young man who wakes to find himself on a sinking ship along with eight others. To stay alive, you must take risks, make sacrifices, and use your wits to get out alive. By no means is this a kids' game. This game deserves its M-rating. There are graphic depictions of violence and a lot of coarse language. The atmosphere of this game, being a survival-horror title, will be scary. It raises many questions of morality and desperation. Though not nearly as graphic or disturbing as Aksys' other visual novel import, "Theresia," 999 is still quite rough around the edges. The mature mind, however, will find an extremely fascinating and intellectually stimulating experience that will get the gears in your head turning. Definitely a game for the person who knows the difference between right, wrong, fact and fiction.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 13+
999 is one of those rare gems you never know about until you play it. The game is best desribed as a 'visual novel' a interactive videogame that makes you read much text. The basis of the game is like a Saw movie except less gory. this game has many positive effect players engage in complex puzzles and much reading will follow. The game would be rated teen except for the fact they is the F word some but its nothing a 13 yr old dosen't know and the violence is PG-13 at worst.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Aksys Games
  • Release date: November 16, 2010
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love solving puzzles and mysteries

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