AFK Arena

App review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fun bite-size fantasy adventure almost plays itself.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Too Much Sex in Chat

The game itself is fun; bright, with interesting character stories. It can be played for free. In-game purchases can range in the hundreds to thousands of dollars. You can bet in-game currency on who might win, similar to betting on wrestling. It's a mobile game, like all others. It's the chat channels which are a serious issue for kids. Seemingly unmoderated, there are currently 68 public chat channels (chat rooms), most of which, especially the busiest channel, request nude pics and explicit sexual role play. Chat dialogue includes, "How old are you?" and "Where do you live?" and "I want to get to know you better." Similar requests and sex role play are both in text and short audio clips. This has been true for 3+ years. Reddit has threads discussing the issue. Don't take my word for it—read the in-game chat channels for yourself. This is not for kids or even young teens.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex
age 18+

In-app purchase pirates

Apple should ban any app like this one where teens can easily rack up hundreds of dollars in-app purchases. This is financially unsafe and should be considered usury!

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