A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Some of the games are simple and self-explanatory, while other -- without any instructions -- are almost impossible to figure out how to play.
Violence & Scariness
Relentless violence is found in almost all of the games. Some is cartoonish, some is realistic. Much of it is bloody. Some of it, as in "Dino Cap," can be incredibly gory. There are also multiple sniper games that have you shooting people from a first-person perspective.
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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.
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.