Battlelands Royale

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Cartoonish battle royale has fun top-down take on gameplay.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 7 reviews

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Ease of Play

Simple touch controls, easy to learn, but succeeding in gameplay can be challenging.


While players kill enemies using a variety of guns, the top-down perspective and cartoony visuals eliminates any blood or gore.


Using in-game currency that's earned or bought with real money, players can purchase new characters or customizable items.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Battlelands Royale is an online shooter for iOS and Android devices. While the focus is on taking out other players with a variety of firearms, the top-down perspective and cartoonish visuals eliminates any blood or gore from being seen. Otherwise, there's no inappropriate content to be found. Players can also choose to purchase new characters or customizable items with real money through the in-game store. Read the app's privacy policy on the game's website or in the "Support" section of the settings menu to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBobbygh September 25, 2019


This game is not violet
Kid, 11 years old February 16, 2019

Fun game. No violence.

This IS a shooter game, but it is extremely cartoonish. There is no blood or gore. You cannot chat in any way with other players. No iffy stuff or vulgar langua... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byhimmelright December 27, 2019

A good game

Life learning lessons

What's it about?

Like other battle royale games, BATTLELANDS ROYALE doesn't have a story. Instead, you're just some character thats been dropped onto a battlefield and told to fight to the death. As the number of survivors diminishes, so does the size of the arena, which also limits your opportunities to find new weapons, ammo, and other helpful items. But what makes this different from other games of this type is that this uses a top down perspective and cartoonish visuals, which gives it more of an old school arcade feel.

Is it any good?

Thanks to a different camera perspective, this online fight to the death works much better on tablets and phones than similar games. Like other battle royale-type games, Battlelands  Royale is an online shooter in which players parachute onto a battlefield and use the weapons and ammo they find there to eliminate the competition to be the last survivor standing. As the number of enemies diminishes, so does the size of the battlefield. But what makes this different from similar games -- and work better on the smaller screens of a tablet or phone -- is that it swaps a first- or third-person perspective for a top-down one. This not only gives Battlelands Royale an old school arcade vibe like a twin-stick shooter, but it also makes it easier to play without a controller.

Surprisingly, this higher camera angle helps you play with a partner watching your back, which is a nice twist. That said, it does have some problems. For example, the controls could be a bit more responsive and offer more options for customization. Also, aside from the top-down perspective, it's still the same as every other battle royale game. But even with these issues, Battlelands Royale is a fun shooter for those who want to be the last one standing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. Is the impact of the violence in Battlelands Royale lessened because of the top down perspective and cartoonish visuals? Do the cartoonish visuals increase the impact of the game's violence since there's no consequence to any actions committed by players?

  • Since you can earn in-game currency by playing, does it make any sense to spend money on this game, even for customizable items?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Price: free with microtransactions
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 9, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Size: 189.60 MB
  • Publisher: Futureplay
  • Version: 0.5.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: February 6, 2020

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