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Army of Darkness Defense HD

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent tie-in to popular horror cult film, but no blood.

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age 12+

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 controls are very easy to learn and understand, the graphical design looks smooth but gives the game a quirky and orginal feel, and its audio aspect's make me chuckle when Ash (the main character) comes out with a corney one-liner. As far as children playing it goes, I really think as long as your child knows violence is a bad thing they wont have any problem playing this. You (for the most part) fight a skeleton army that does not bleed when they die, you can shoot their head off but its just a flying skull that quickly disappers. Your own men do bleed when hit, but only slight quick pixely bursts before they drop to the ground and quickly disapper. There is no language or sexual references, however it is based off an R rated film with all of the above which is why I gave it a warning for product placement. Other then that I would let a 12 to 13 year old play it no problem

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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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

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: May 12, 2011
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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