World of Goo

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 8+

Fun puzzle with physics engine and a thought-inducing message

It's a very fun and challenging puzzle game. The learning curve is spot-on and the game guides you through every mechanic. Maybe the most important part is the message it transmits, though. Reading each of the messages in each level will guide you through the lore of the Universe and tell you the story about the World of Goo Corporation, and the dangers of excessive greed and amoral "progress". While telling this, it also does excellent critique of social issues like materialism and pollution. Although the overall message is more oriented towards teen, mature audiences, it doesn't detract from the main gameplay experience, and may add up for a totally different second gameplay for your children years after the initial one. Totally recommended!

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
age 6+

Adorable, creative. Parents and kids can enjoy this game. Great $$ Too.

This game is adorable. I'd recommend it to kids even younger, but I'm not sure at what point it would start getting too difficult for them. The puzzles can be challenging for adults and children alike...a great indie game to pass the time. For what it is, a simple game with a simple objective and a simple yet quirky and very creative objective and characters, I say game on! There's absolutely nothing in this that could possibly be bad for kids....unless your worried about the violence of popping a ball of goo.

This title has:

Educational value

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love building things

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