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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

New races, solid story infuse more life into WoW.

Game Windows 2010
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 18+

Update for 2019: This is not the current version of the game

I just wanted to clarify for parents, that this version of World of Warcraft was the Cataclysm expansion that was released in 2010. WoW in 2019 is a very different game, and if you want current reviews... you should look under World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. I started playing WoW in 2007, and would currently NOT recommend it. See my review in Battle for Azeroth.
age 11+


I mean skyrim is worse than this and kids can play skyrim so why not let you 11 yr old play

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (21 ):

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm infuses a bit of new life into World of Warcraft. The new races have strong backstories, and the game has done a good job of making some elements (like explaining spells and what they do) to newer players. The face of the world has changed, offering a new dynamic that could challenge players. The game is not hard to pick up and play, but it can be a bit hard to put down and walk away from. The community is solid and the story arcs are well done. Cataclysm offers new challenges and does what a solid expansion should do -- build on the existing world and challenge established players but also give new entertainment and challenges to newcomers.

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