Parents' Guide to

Rabbids Go Home

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fast, fun action and lots of lowbrow bathroom humor.

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

A good healthy dose of silly fun.

It's very easy to slight a game for not providing positive input into a child's upbringing but this game fulfills other essential criteria, Have Fun! Kids enjoy chaos, they enjoy silliness and this game made both of mine giggle endlessly. At the age of six my son is well aware of what is appropriate behavour and he is all too aware that these are comedy characters in a stylised comedy world. Both of them enjoy the chaos the rabbids cause and their innocent attitude to the things they find (quite simply, if it doesn't make them giggle they're not interested in it). It's very easy to try to read deep messages into a game but in this case take it for what it is. A small oasis of silliness!
age 10+

OK for older kids (maybe) but not for younger kids.

My 10 year-old son played the game for about 10 minutes...and it looked like fun. That is, until I noticed that part of the game is the Rabbids scaring people OUT OF THEIR CLOTHES! Why? What would possess the game designers to add something like that to a game for kids? Or, if they really felt that that was key to the spirit of the game, the ESRB should've rated it "T" for Teen. We took the game back. I wouldn't have that in my house. I don't want my kids thinking its funny to force people out of their clothes!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

The gameplay of Rabbids Go Home -- barrelling through crowded environments, scooping up anything smaller than you, and building it into a giant pile -- is strangely similar to that of the Katamari games. And like those games, Rabbids offers up a lot of fast-paced fun. The humor may be incredibly lowbrow, but the rabbids themselves are undeniably funny. The ability to alter their appearances -- and make the already goofy-looking creatures even more hilarious by adding tattoos, clothing, mustaches, etc. -- is a great bonus. The evil little things are just such horrible role models; it makes enjoying the game a bit of a guilty pleasure. But it is mightily enjoyable.

Online interaction: Players can modify and share their rabbids online. The customization process is wide enough to allow for words or pictures to be drawn on the rabbids heads or bodies. Potential exists for children to be exposed to a vulgarly decorated rabbid.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi , Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 3, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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