Parents' Guide to

Angry Birds Epic

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Surprisingly deep app trades aerial combat for ground fight.

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Okay, now this is Epic

This game is amazing!! I'd recommend it to anyone, though it is much more for kids than it is for adults. (Not that any adult wouldn't enjoy it, but maybe not as much as a kid would) There's a little bit of violence but I think people are blowing it out of proportion here. There are some swords, some bombs, but no knives, guns, blood, or anything like that. Characters don't die, they just "poof" or "K.O." There are tons of ads, yes, as well as in app-purchases, but they aren't needed in order to complete the game, so you can get 100% without spending a single cent. The app also urges you to connect with facebook, which is an aspect I'm not particularly fond of, but every game needs to make money somehow, so I find all these things to be excusable anyway. As an artist, I think the artwork and designs shown within this game are beautiful, and may spark creativity and artistic passion in the young minds of others, which I fully support. The gameplay and levels are both incredibly fun, and there is a lot of gameplay to be had, and always room for replay-ability. Overall I have a few complaints, but if you or your child love video games, there shouldn't be too many reasons not to play!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
age 8+

I been taken by itunes and Roxio for more then $500.00

SHAME ON YOU!!!!! I've been playing this game now for a little over six months. I have spent quite a lot of money on coins in order to upgrade my players. The game has been kind of buggy for the last month and a half now. But in the last two days the application wouldn't even load on my iPhone. It would start a load and then it would just shut itself down.I googled the issue on the Internet and somebody suggested I reinstalled the program. Well I had a username and a password so I figured all everything I earned should be stored under my account. So I reinstall the program logged into my account and found that I had lost everything. This has cost me quite a bit of money and a lot of hours of playing to get to where I was in the game. I'm very disappointed. I feel like I have been taken! I will never trust your company again! I hope nobody else does either. You guys are reckless and you care how much money you take from people. This application should be pulled. You guys should not be able to legally get away with what you're doing! I will continue to blog about this and hopefully I can join other users you have taken advantage of in a law suite against you and Roxio!

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Angry Birds Epic isn't perfect, but it's a credit to the developer that the long-in-the-tooth series is finally trying something new. Turn-based combat is more niche than the physics-based game the franchise is known for, but those who stick with the game will find it to be surprisingly deep, with a varied assortment of enemies and abilities that keep the game interesting, despite its rather repetitious nature.

Overhanging all this, though, is the push for users to buy items, eventually leading to an in-app purchase with real money. You don't necessarily have to buy something, but the game becomes incredibly hard to win without doing so after an hour or two. Still, Rovio has managed to take a genre that can easily become too convoluted and made it accessible -- and fun. It's definitely worth checking out, even if you think you've had it with Angry Birds.

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