Parents' Guide to

Open Season (DS Version)

By Anise Hollingshead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Movie characters host challenging family puzzler.

Game Nintendo DS 2006
Open Season (DS Version) Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Cool game

I like this game. It's one of my favorite games. But I don't like that you can't choose levels after completing the game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

While the game controls are easy, the difficulty lies in figuring out the puzzles. Most require players to decide which path and accompanying puzzle to solve first, in order to open up subsequent paths. The quality of the graphics is very good -- everything is crisp and well defined, with good lighting.

Open Season is a very enjoyable game, with thought-provoking puzzles, items to smash, collectibles, and silly humor. This DS version is superior to the console version, due to the emphasis on puzzle solving, a better environmental design, and a more forgiving health system. Although Boog and Morris can collapse after losing their health, they will start over again at the most recent checkpoint with renewed health -- a definite plus for younger players. The "save" feature of the interface is annoying, though, as it only saves at the end of the level, not the checkpoints.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 1, 2006
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate