Parents' Guide to

Apex Legends

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.

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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 52 parent reviews

age 15+

Errors in the game or server lag are common. Also lots of cheaters on ranking game servers.
age 14+

Seems a great game until you buy anything

Your kids will scream when you let them buy coins then they never appear in your Apex wallet, Microsoft won’t refund and Respawn have no way to contact them. In essence they stole our money

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (52 ):
Kids say (239 ):

It's hard to decide what's most surprising: that this is a free-to-play battle royale game, that it's a new franchise installment, or that it doesn't have the giant "Titans" the series is known for. Or maybe it's that, despite all of this, Apex Legends is an absolute blast to play. The game takes many of the best elements of the battle royale genre and adds a few new twists, such as calling downed teammates back to the battlefield via dropships. There's also much more of a focus on teamwork and communication than in most battle royale games. While the free-to-play model means that players face the obligatory push to spend money on things like season passes, custom skins, etc., EA has avoided any sense of a pay-to-win mentality. In fact, all items are cosmetic in nature, and most can be earned at a fairly steady pace through regular play.

Apex Legends is a definite departure from what existing Titanfall fans might expect. But the minute you start ziplining over large expanses, teleporting quickly between two points, sending out a holographic decoy as bait, or calling down a hail of mortar fire, you immediately start to recognize the Titanfall DNA built in. It's also fun to see how effective these abilities and elements are even without the massive Titan war machines. Each person in the diverse cast of Legends stands out as a distinct character, serving a unique role without ever feeling under- or overpowered. There's a little feeling of repetition, due to the nature of the genre and the single map. Even so, this corner of the Titanfall universe has the potential to evolve and grow over time, and it makes The Outlands a great place to visit.

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