Parents' Guide to

The Search for Amelia Earhart

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Search-and-find game with interesting historical plot.

Game Windows 2009
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The Search for Amelia Earhart is a decent search-and-find game. And Amelia Earhart's story is an inherently interesting one. The plot device used to tell it -- namely, that of a psychic sensing moments in Earhart's past -- is a bit cheesy, though, and doesn't actually amount to anything, as it is not Christine's psychic powers that end up revealing the famed aviator's true fate in the end. And that ending is more than a bit anticlimactic. While the story could definitely have been improved upon, the gameplay is generally fine. One nice feature is the way certain items you find (a key, a screwdriver, a handle, etc.) will give you access to new areas to search.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: December 22, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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