Heroes of the Storm

Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Accessible, fun multiplayer battler emphasizes pay-to-play.

Windows 2015

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Base game vs online content

Other reviewers have expressed reasonable evaluations in their reviews, but a strong distinction needs to be made between the content that comes with the game and what is exposed through online interactions with others. I let my 11-year-old play the game in a single-player versus computer-controlled opponents mode, and I feel comfortable with that decision. The content built into the game isn't that bad, or at least in my evaluation not as bad as other parents have evaluated it to be. However, comparing that base content to what children are exposed to in online interactions is comparing apples to oranges. There are certainly some foul people online, and though the Heroes of the Storm community is so much better than toxicity of the League of Legends and DOTA communities, it's still something that I would caution parents about, and I personally would let my kids play online with others until they are AT LEAST 15, but maybe even older. Summary: If your kid can commit to not playing with others, it's a lot safer of a game than if they do.
age 13+

Money money money - Families can talk about

how these games are designed to make someone money. how consumerism is what drives game developers. how the gaming industry is primarily (not exclusively) designed around game play for making money. sure the graphics might be nice and what not, all these battle games are very base, not very imaginative and they teach kids about conflict as a way of managing, that being combative is the way to win.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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