Angry Birds Epic

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Surprisingly deep app trades aerial combat for ground fight.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The play style is different from what you might expect from an Angry Birds game, but it's very easy to learn. 

Violence & Scariness

You'll fight the pigs with weapons in hand this time, though that's never explicitly shown. But there are dustups and the sounds of a fight as they battle relentlessly. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Copious ads appear between levels, and there's an underlying push to purchase power-ups, though the game is less in-your-face about this than some others. There also are some areas of the game that are locked off unless you get Facebook friends to assist you or pay to access them. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based combat game that takes the familiar characters from the Angry Birds universe and puts them in a new style of gameplay. Rather than flinging themselves at structures, the birds fight the pigs directly. Although the violence is all cartoonish, it might be too much for very young players who like the original. The game is free but heavy with ads and subtle in-app purchase incentives (prices range up to $90). 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMary Ann R. August 20, 2016

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.... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old July 1, 2018

Havin fun?

If you do a battle for 4 plus in my dream 14 plus crazy day!

What's it about?

Rather than flinging birds at structures, ANGRY BIRDS EPIC puts them on the ground to fight against the egg-stealing pigs one-on-one in a turn-based combat scenario. Players control one to three birds, each of whom has an offensive move, a defensive move, and a special ability. The trick to winning is using these in the right combination against a variety of pigs, who also have their own special moves (ranging from calling in reinforcements to throwing up a smoke screen). As you level up with experience, you can craft new items and defensive tools.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about stealing -- and how angry it can make people. 

  • Families also can talk about whether violence is an acceptable solution when you're upset. 

App details

For kids who love Angry Birds and RPGs

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