A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that All-in-1 Gamebox offers 35 different games, most of which are violent and many of which are bloody. While a good 8 to 10 of the games would be generally fine for kids, there's no way to let children play those appropriate games without giving them access to the gore-fests as well. Even some of the non-violent games have questionable bits, such as "Ana's Hospital," a time-management game that visually depicts patients' stool samples. Parents should also be aware of the size of the app -- it will eat up a lot of memory on your mobile device.
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Is it any good?
ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX will give you a lot of bang for your buck -- literally. Most of these games are very violent and bloody. It feels very odd to have bloody games like "iSniper 3-D" and "Hired Gun" alongside a virtual pet game like "iPuppy" and the babyish "321 Jump." And quantity is not always better than quality. A good number of these games are one-trick-ponies that grow repetitive after a few levels of play. There are some very good games in here as well, though. "Fit It' and "Digital Heist" are both great puzzle/strategy games. Some of the actions games have fun stories and cool graphics as well. You might be better off checking the App Store to see if any of the games are being offered individually. Occasionally they are -- as free downloads.