Ratatouille

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Cute & varied gameplay makes this a gaming feast.
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Kids say

age 6+
Based on 11 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive messages

Remy tries to help his fellow rats, and also maintain a friendship with humans.

Violence & scariness
Language
Consumerism

This is part of a movie franchise.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game, based on the Ratatouille movie, is best for ages 7-13. Violent content is pretty minimal: Kids will see the same gun-toting Grandma from the beginning the movie, but when the chefs chase Remy out of the kitchen, they simply pick him up by the tail before he wiggles out of their grasp.

User Reviews

Parent of a 6 and 10 year old Written byjaxmom1998 April 9, 2008

Good for younger Wii players

This is a good game for my nearly six-year-old son. I especially like that when he makes a mistake, instead of having to start over from the beginning of the g...
Adult Written byCynthiaD April 9, 2008

ruined by unnecessary gun violence

This otherwise tame game contains gun violence. It's rather different to have the grandma with the creepy gas mask firing close-range shotgun blasts in a...
Kid, 11 years old July 26, 2010

A "tasty" game that will satisfy the whole family!

This is a very fun and challenging game. It shows you to think logically and solve puzzles. The controls are very simple. The only violence the game has is hitt...
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

A suprisingly fun game

I have a Nintend Wii, and this is one of the first games that I bought for it. I was expecting something pretty fun, maybe a bit above average, but my expectati...

What's it about?

Based on the hit movie Ratatouille, the video game presents six beautifully drawn environments that are jam-packed with intriguing interactive objects. As culinarily talented rat Remy, you explore these environments to discover ways for a rat to move from the kitchen floor to the rafters as you take on over 20 missions. While, at its core, this is a platform puzzle game, it's more than that. There are special cooking games, wild rides down sewer pipes, chase games, and logic games. For families with kids of different ages, the game can be played on five levels of difficulty. Also, there are several mini-games for two players to enjoy. And four players can compete for best score in Championship Mode.

Is it any good?

Based on the charming animated film that became the darling of the 2007 summer movie offerings, RATATOUILLE the video game does justice to this beguiling license. While the story line is a little different, the characters and environments are the same and equally enchanting. The animations are adorable and fun, and the experience is further elevated by the variety of gameplay, which calls for players to be inventive as they scurry around as a rat.

If your family liked the Ratatouille movie, they will adore this console game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the story line of this game and how it differs from the movie. How was the rat able to use things in the human world in different ways from the way they were intended? What do you think about Remy's secretive relationship with Linguini? How is it different to see the world through the eyes of a rat?

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