Parents' Guide to

Wii Sports

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Inclusive sports played a new way -- fun for all!

Game Nintendo Wii 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 2+

Wii Sports Is The BEST Video Game EVER Created

Wii Sports Is The BEST Video Game EVER Created I've gone pro in all sports except golf.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 6+

Classic Wii Game! For All Ages!

This is a classic Wii game that is perfectly fine for all ages! I love all of the sports, but my favorite is probably baseball. The rules for every sport work a little differently than how the rules work for the same sports in real life, but that doesn’t take away from how fun and exciting the game is. Also, it has INCREDIBLE music! I love listening to just the music itself sometimes. I highly recommend it to adults and children alike. The whole family will thoroughly enjoy this game, along with the many other games that go with Wii and Wii U.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (100 ):

Are the games simplistic at times? Sure -- Wii Baseball, for example, is little more than a batting cage where you try to hit balls out of the park. But in Wii Tennis, your player moves around the court automatically, but you control the ball's direction, spin, and speed as you hit forehands, backhands, overheads, and lobs. The only game that might concern parents is Wii Boxing, where two boxers square off with the goal of knocking each other out.

Because of its simplicity and easy-to-learn controls, Wii Sports is the kind of game that everyone -- even non-gamers -- can participate in together, and that's what makes it so compelling. It fosters cross-generational interaction, making it great to bring out at family gatherings and parties. And the fun multiplayer mode means endless re-playability. This game ushers in a new way of playing video games, one that motivates players to move, stretch, bend, swing their arms, and be active.

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