Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Family movie night? There's an app for that

Download our new mobile app on iOS and Android.

Parents' Guide to

Angry Birds 2

By Lisa Caplan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cool new look, but monetization, new model mar a classic.

Angry Birds 2 Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 14+

Fun, but beware the ads!!!

Fun app that builds nicely on the original. However it is laden with so many purchase opportunities wherever you turn. I have been able to get to level 91 so far without extra purchases being necessary. However the ads are horrible. I am confident with navigating around ads online, but these automatically open the app store, which is not good for kids. Today I came across this certain ad twice: “interactive romance stories” with a pg-13 style animated video of a couple in the act. No nudity, but it shows the video with an overlay of “sensitive content: some may find the content of this video offensive”. It doesn’t block anything and you cannot skip or go away: I think it was just put there to spice up the ad, not as a protection for the age range this game was designed for
age 7+

Cheapest developers!

Good game in hands of cheap developers

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (8 ):

From a production-quality standpoint, the game is excellent, but loyal fans might be disappointed with the focus on Facebook, ads, and microtransactions. The animation is highly polished, and the core gameplay is just as compelling. The controls work brilliantly, and the level of difficulty actually seems easier, at least on earlier levels, which makes it fun for kids. Unfortunately, the game is so highly integrated with Facebook that Angry Birds fans under 13 are left out of the gift giving, tournaments, and score sharing. Also, parents may hesitate to let younger kids play now that it's so easy to spend real money. For players who enjoyed the long-term strategy involved in beating certain levels, the sequel is far less satisfying, since levels and bird choices change. For quick bursts of bird flinging that rely less on carefully planned puzzle solving and more on playing the game often and socially, Angry Birds 2 is smashing fun.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (The game is free to download but there are lots of in-app purchases)
  • Release date: July 30, 2015
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Rovio Entertainment Ltd
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: July 27, 2016

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.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate