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Common Sense Media says

This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.

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(out of 46 reviews)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Teen, 13 years old Written bymoviegamer November 13, 2009
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

Perfect for kids around about 8+

When I first started playing this game it was really fun and addictive but after a few months i got bored of it.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Adult Written byCuriousGerbil October 28, 2009
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

Ths is a great game for kids and adults.

The game has a wonderful interface and is very easy to learn. It also moves at a good pace. It is much easier to play than most strategy games making great for young gamers.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Parent of a 11 year old Written by3Grietsion3 September 26, 2014
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11
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LEARNING

Why do 2,603 Amazon Reviewers give this only 1 star??

Out of 3,335 reviews, with 5 being best, there are 2,603 one star reviews. So, why does this website give it high ratings? I have to go with the Amazon reviewers. Visit Amazon for detailed reviews....
Kid, 10 years old August 26, 2014
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11
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LEARNING

space stage is fun and hard

In Spore you go through many stages and the stages are cell stage, creature stage, tribe stage, civilization stage, and space stage. But, the space stage is so hard because you have to go to different star systems in a whole galaxy and there are a lot of star systems. Do not worry if you get lost because there is a sigh that shows your home planet. You can also get a thing that you can place on a planet to make a city on a planet that is not claimed. You can also make friends in the game to trade with and go on missions. The space stage is cool and hard at the the same time.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written byZagofar666 July 6, 2014
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Why is everyone on this site so paranoid!?!

Every day, my kids go to school, and at least 2-3 times a week, they tell me that someone in their class swore, fought or was generally nasty to some else. Spore is about 60 percent less... "Inappropriate" then school. Just turn on the buddies option and you will be fine
What other families should know
Great messages
Easy to play/use
Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander February 20, 2014
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Great Albeit Simple

Spore is an extremely fun civilization sim that allows you to create your own species and watch it evolve. Spore is far from realistic (scientists have reviewed the game) and a bit simplistic, but this simplicity allows young players to easily grasp the concepts of the game. There is a considerable amount of violence that is optional depending on how you build your character. If you are a carnivore, you are going to need to kill other animals for food although you might need to defend yourself as a herbivore. You can kill other species by fighting with fists. Each hit sprays a very small amount of green alien blood. When an animal dies, you can eat them, although there is no gore in the animation (you scope the body with your hand and eat an invisible substance). The animal then fades away. In the tribal stage of the game, you can create bows and arrows and spears to fight enemies or wild animals, although the violence is still as middle in creature stage. In the civilization/space stage, you can create and pilot ships, planes, and vehicles that can destroy other cities. At one point late in the game, you can buy a device that can blow up an entire planet. Even though you can use these weapons of mass destruction, you are encouraged to ally with other nations. It is much harder to be a military state in the game. Other than the mild violence, you can also reproduce in the first three stages of the game. The first two stages show two creatures dancing (but never touching each other) with hearts around them. The screen fades and an egg appears. In the tribal stage, you can click an egg button on a hut to add a member of the tribe causing an egg to roll out of the hut. Overall Spore has a tad bit of violence, but the creativity, thinking, and strategizing in the game make up for this. You can play the entire game without hurting anyone and be successful. Older players (around 12+) will notice patterns in the gameplay mechanics quickly making the game seem easy, but I loved this game when I was ten.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old April 27, 2009
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

GREAT!

Great game, when it first came out i was hoping for a little more than it gave me but it is still great! There is nothing bad about it exept for a little blood.

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