4 out of 5
Graphically enhanced version of the eponymous game
This is the same Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game, the same edutainment
suite, however, it has a better interface as well as a few additional animations and some small fixes. Other than that it is the same game that set out to teach kids geography, while chasing for Carmen Sandiego, the well known thief
of the series. Another major addition for this version was the introduction of dialogues spoken by voice actors
, though not for the entire host of text in the game. There are still speech balloons that remain text only. The quality of the sound bites is ok, though, but if it bothers you it can be turned off. Just like the original, a cool thing shared by both versions, of course, is the sheer diversity of cities
included, which can really paint a very detailed picture of geographic locations to children. You will visit Kabul, San Francisco, Brazil
, Copenhagen, Nepal, Thailand, London, Zeeland, Nairobi, etc. So, for children and for parents with children this is a really good edutainment game, even more so than the original
as it is marginally more playable and cleaner from bugs. Give it a try and download it!
2 out of 5
Not my style of teaching game
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe is the second version of the Carmen Sandiego
game and another one of those educational video games that wanted to teach geography
. Carmen Sandiego game
takes place in a ton of locations, the interface wasn't impressive and the gameplay is not special to my taste.