Age of Zombies Anniversary

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Undead shooter isn't as lively as you'd hope.

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Ease of Play

The controls follow the fairly standard twin thumbstick design and work fairly well, but the waves of zombies are often overwhelming. 

Violence

The game is a nonstop symphony of violence. You kill zombies, which come in ever-increasing waves using a pistol, shotgun, submachine guns, grenades, and more. When enemies are killed, they leave a cartoonish blood splatter, which fades. 

Sex
Language

Hero Barry Steakfries uses words like "badass" along with questionable phrases like "Holy balls!" and "crapped my pants."

Consumerism

Other games from the developer are prominently featured on the main menu. Users can also unlock all levels of the game with a 99-cent in-app purchase. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The game makes mention of "Big Jimmy Bob's Ultimate Beer and Burger Bar."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Age of Zombies Anniversary is a time-traveling zombie shoot 'em up that features constant violence and some questionable language. Players shoot an array of weapons at waves of zombies, mummies, and more, with cartoon blood appearing on screen when they're killed. The game also features an in-app purchase opportunity to unlock all of the game's levels. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byshadowpikachu12 July 14, 2012

help

can you turn dialog off? please answer!!!
Kid, 8 years old May 28, 2012

Nice game but violent

Good game but too violent for little children

Is it any good?

Barry Steakfries is one of those heroes you feel you should be rooting for, but you don't always succeed. He tries hard to come up with one-liners in this time-traveling shooter, but they're really not that funny, and the game ultimately feels somewhat paint by numbers: Get the weapon drop, kills lots of monsters, run to get breathing room, repeat. This edition is a nice visual improvement on its earlier version, and the game has a vocal fan base, but it's clear to newcomers that developer Halfbrick was just figuring out to do with the character in this early appearance. (Thankfully, they made him mute and more likable in later games.)

App details

For kids who love zombies and action

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