The World Ends with You

Game review by Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Fascinating, dark but compelling action RPG game.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

One of the best RPG's EVAH!

Why do good games (and anime) like this only come from Japan? Are Americans that scared of dealing with serious issues? On to the game: This is hands-down one of the best stories I've seen in any game, on any platform. You have to play through the game twice to really understand it (you get more information through 'reports' you find when you start a new game+). Yes, there's language, but nothing a ten or twelve year old doesn't hear on the playground every day. The "message" is simple and powerful, but not all that obvious at first glance (or maybe I'm just getting slow in the uptake at my age). You define the limits of your world. The World Ends With You.
age 13+
An EXELLENT game. Very good storyline, engaging characters and (for once, out of the games that claim it) a unique control system-you control two sepoate characters, one on each screen. It is fairly dark, at points, but if you think the kid can handle, there's no problem. In any case, it may be okay for young-ish kids, but you can see someone enjoying it as old as 20.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: April 22, 2008
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: October 26, 2018

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