All-in-1 Gamebox

Common Sense Media says

A ton of variety, but most games are violent and bloody.

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What parents need to know

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

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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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can opt in to Open Feint, an interactive network, which allows users to upload real avatar photos, post on message boards, connect with Facebook friends or Twitter followers, and access live chat with strangers.

Some safety concerns. If users opt in to Open Feint they can choose to share their personal information with strangers.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:June 13, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Version:3.5
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Kid, 11 years old September 13, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

35 in 1 gamebox

this app really isn't that bad, i don't know why it's rated iffy for ages 15 to 18.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 11 and 13 year old Written bySokrr November 14, 2010
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

For 15+

Dino Cap is way too bloody and violent. Other games however, are better. Good for price.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old September 22, 2010
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Good but a little too vilent

Every game on this is a bloody massacre. There are still some good games though like iSniper 3D, iHired gun, and Dino cap, but dino cap erases your account if you die too much, and if you get into it that will REALLY make you mad(it deleted my account, I deleted it)
What other families should know
Too much violence

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