Parents' Guide to

Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

This sequel's deeper gameplay makes it better.

Game Windows 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Great Game!

It is good for most ages but two villagers can kiss and hug and then visit a hut to... you know!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (3):

This life simulation game is streamlined and easy to play. By experimenting, kids learn about the interdependencies of food, shelter, and population. If you grow your population too quickly, you create a famine and have to hunt for new food sources. Likewise, your population won't grow if you don't assign enough villagers to build new shelters.

This sequel offers all-new puzzles, new life events, and new gameplay, including making stews from spices found on the island and collecting found objects. Another new feature is the ability to play multiple games at once. While you are waiting for one tribe to accumulate enough tech points to upgrade, you can begin another tribe and start to shepherd them through another unique game experience. This game teaches patience and rewards creativity by encouraging players to experiment to solve the puzzles; it also provides a Strategy and Puzzle Guide online at

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Last Day of Work
  • Release date: February 20, 2007
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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