Parents' Guide to

The Ant Bully

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Action-packed bug's life is best for tweens.

Game PlayStation 2 2006
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Although the action can get intense, the violence is never very graphic. The spiders, mosquitoes, and earwigs disappear in a puff when they're vanquished. And Lucas' fights have a purpose: He eventually learns to respect the ants as he becomes a team player.

A lot of the fun comes from navigating the world from an ant's point of view: Bookcases become mountain ranges, and broken shards of glass in the yard turn sun rays into burning laser beams. Yet the missions in Ant Bully aren't very challenging, and most players will scurry through them in around five to six hours. The length can be extended if players try to acquire all the collectibles scattered around the game world, but the game offers little incentive for replay. Ant Bully also suffers from an occasionally weak presentation: Some plot points are never explained, the camera can be unwieldy, and the action can continue while players are stuck watching a cut scene, even as Lucas takes damage.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release date: July 31, 2006
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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