Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure

Common Sense Media says

Stuart Little 3 comes up big -- great for kids.

Age(i)

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Stuart is funny, polite, cool, and kind. The game centers around him trying to recreate his brother's photo assignment, which he ruined by accident.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Based on the movie characters.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the main character is a great role model for kids: Stuart is funny, polite, cool, and kind. There is no violence; instead, the game offers plenty of puzzles. Kids have to think as well as experiment to figure out how a little mouse can do things in this big human world.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

What's it about?

Sega's STUART LITTLE 3: BIG PHOTO ADVENTURE is a video game that parents will find totally age appropriate -- and kids will find exciting to explore. Kids play as Stuart, the young mouse adopted by the human Little family. Stuart accidentally damages his brother's photography project, so he travels around New York City to retake the ruined photos. This task frequently requires players to go on missions or play Mini games.

Kids who like fast-paced extreme sports will find 16 vehicles for Stuart to ride and/or race. Tasks they will want to tackle include accomplishing eight tricks in a skateboard park using ramps and rails. For kids who prefer puzzles, there are plenty, as players figure out how to help the little Stuart reach high-up, out-of-the-way places. And for families with an Eye Toy camera, there are three pop-the-balloons-with-your-hands games.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Because the game is non-linear and features a huge world to explore, kids will enjoy this game for weeks. The instructions are spoken by the game's characters so that non-readers as young as 5 can play. There is plenty of in-game help provided by the character of Snowbell, but it's not forced on players if they would rather just explore. Kids who are new to gaming can control Stuart as he walks or runs, but those who are more experienced can make the mouse cruise around his world on a skateboard that's faster but harder to control.

Parents, Stuart is a terrific role model because he's funny, polite, cool, and kind. Kids love to play as Stuart, and it is fascinating to view the human world from the perspective of a tiny mouse. Because Stuart is so little, kids have to think as well as experiment to figure out how Stuart can do things in this big human world, and all this fun is had without relying on violence to entertain.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why living in a human world is hard for Stuart, but why it's also loads of fun. They might also want to talk about why Stuart felt obligated to recreate his brother's photo assignment, which he ruined by accident. Does this game have a message for its players?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2
Price:$29.95
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Sega of America
Release date:April 6, 2006
Genre:Action/Adventure
ESRB rating:E for (PlayStation 2)

This review of Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure was written by

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

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 
Kid, 10 years old June 1, 2009
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

once again

little kids will love this
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass