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Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Popular, educational PC game fun to play on Facebook, too.

Game Facebook 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

I like playing where in the world is Carmen sandiego and I want to know how to install it on my iPad and my pic computer please help me out.Brooke

age 13+

Modern Ways To Enjoy Carmen Sandiego

It's fun to have Carmen Sandiego with a modern twist. Over the years, I've been using fan fiction for Carmen Sandiego. Enjoy!

Is It Any Good?

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While the Facebook adaptation of another classic PC game, The Oregon Trail, resulted in a highly commercial and arguably less fun experience, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is essentially the same game as its PC counterpart. Situations that require the premium currency are limited and completely optional, leaving the player to enjoy the game without energy meters draining, or disruptive prompts to spend premium currency and post status updates. The clues about world geography are quite difficult, so plan on having another browser window open to search for the answers. Cases seem to be randomly generated and there are more than a dozen suspects, so replay value is very good.

Online interaction: Players can see which of their Facebook friends are also playing the game without having to manually invite them. Friends can view each other's game profiles and stats, and ask each other for help to unlock special cases. Players can also post to their Facebook wall to ask for help with clues, although in the time it takes for someone to respond you could just as easily look the answer up online.

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