Army of Darkness Defense HD

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Violent tie-in to popular horror cult film, but no blood.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

The game uses minimal controls that are very easy to learn. The difficulty comes with determining when to use specific resources, particularly when enemies overwhelm the screen.

Violence

The entire point of the game is to kill enemies using a shotgun, your fists, swords, chainsaws, and other methods. There's no blood, though your troops do scream when killed by the skeletons and other enemies.

Sex
Language

No cursing, but the game lifts lines from the film with terms like "screwheads".

Consumerism

The game is tied to a horror film series. Also, on the main menu, a link opens a page of other titles by the developer. Players can buy coins using real world cash for in-game upgrades.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Army of Darkness Defense is a defend-the-castle style game set in the universe of the cult horror film. Rather than defending an area from a 10,000 foot view, which so many of these sorts of games do, you play as Ash, the film's hero, fighting on the ground alongside peasants, swordsmen, and more. Wave after wave of enemies, including skeletons and flying necronomicon books, storm the town and players have to kill them all before moving to the next level. Along the way, they'll earn coins for upgrades to weapons and their troops. The game also lets users use real world cash to buy in-game coins if they want to make it easier. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byirishlade June 22, 2011

Army Of Darkness Defense

I'd like to start of by saying that this is a great app based off of one great movie. I found its gameplay to be repetative but highly addicting. It's... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old July 27, 2011

6+

It's an highly addictive game that'll please Army Of Darkness fans such as myself. However, the real reason I'm posting this review is to correct... Continue reading

Is it any good?

The Army of Darkness is one of the more popular cult films around, so making an app based on it is risky. Army of Darkness Defense does it well, though, blending the film's most famous soundbytes with the classic defense gameplay. The cartoonish look of the game actually blends well with the quotes and the game comes with plenty of modes to keep fans entertained. Smartly, instead of creating something complicated, the developers went the casual route, letting you have fun, but realizing that the one-liners from star Bruce Campbell are what many people will be interested in. Licensed games are often terrible, but this is a pleasant surprise for fans of the film -- though if you've never watched it, you might wonder what all the fuss is about.

App details

For kids who love adventure

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