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By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Multiplayer first-person shooter would earn an "M" rating.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

For older kids, maybe?

First of all, it is in no way as bad as Halo or *shudder* Gears of War..the graphics aren't as good, so not as realistic. However, there is blood. Secondly, it is only 99 cents, and another 99 cents for a Capture the Flag mode...

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (5):

ARCHETYPE has an incredibly sleek and polished look. The controls work very well for a first-person game. And there's a thrill to the tense immediacy of the deathmatch-style action. Fans of Halo, Gears of War, and other similar first-person shooters should revel in the massive bang-for-your-buck they'll get in this $3 app. Archetype is not, in any way, a game for kids, though. Were it a console game, it would easily have earned an "M" (mature) rating.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Villain
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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