Parents' Guide to

Video Game Tycoon: Gold Edition

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Create, play, and share your own video games.

Game Windows 2007
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Many kids dream of being a video game designer. Video Game Tycoon lets them do just that: create, develop, and play their very own 3-D video games. If they want, kids can even share their masterpieces with friends by burning their creations to a CD/DVD, if their computer supports that feature.

Although the concept is a good one, the game does have limitations. The tutorials just barely cover the basics, and could use a lot more interaction. The graphics and sound effects are serviceable, but players will quickly realize they are not building games to rival the latest Tomb Raider or Gran Turismo.

Finally, although standard controls make it easy to play any of the game types, the responsiveness tends to leave much to be desired, making it a real challenge to control characters without a lot of practice and patience. Despite these concerns, most younger players will find the idea of being able to build their own video game an exciting one.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: GameSweet
  • Release date: February 13, 2007
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for violence
  • Last updated: February 13, 2020

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