Parents' Guide to

The Clique: Diss and Make Up

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Shallow game explores cutthroat school cliques and shopping.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Excellent video game for girls

The Clique: Diss and Make Up is an amazing game that young girls will enjoy playing. There's fun mini-games and girls can learn the value of a dollar thanks to the shopping. The content is tame, and there is no violence. I highly recommend purchasing this for your girl gamer. A+

This title has:

Educational value
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Is It Any Good?

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The premise of The Clique is about as shallow as they come, furthering the idea that young girls have to dress a certain way to be accepted and risk snarky put-downs if they look "wrong." There isn't a whole lot of gameplay either, aside from the simple mini-games that represent jobs and classes. Once players have figured out what they need to do (buy the right clothes, run a couple of errands, and get invited to the party at the end of the day), the entire game can be completed in a couple of hours. The story – a typical teen angst love triangle with misplaced crushes and rivalries – is predictable, too. Fans of the book or movie might get a kick out of The Clique, but it's not a very satisfying game otherwise.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
  • Release date: August 25, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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