Parents' Guide to

Bendy in Nightmare Run

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clever endless runner adds new twists to chase gameplay.

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Bendy in nightmare run

I like this Bendy game the only problem is that before getting a health up I get an add the has no sound and after the add is over there is no sound! thanks!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex
age 8+

pretty nice game, not as good as bendy and the ink machine.

This is only rated 8 and over because if your child does see this game they might find out about bendy and the ink machine which is not an appropriate game for young ones at all. Bendy in Nightmare run is, for the most part is fine for young kids. the violence is like old school cartoons or comics were if you hit the enemy it usually says things like poof or bam, etc. with a little dust cloud or action cloud. The only other thing about this game is consumerism were you can spend real life money to get bacon soup which is in game currency. Overall pretty good game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (7):

Thanks to some clever new mechanics, and an old school cartoon look, this endless runner game is more fun than most. In Bendy in Nightmare Run, the main hero is running away from a giant chest that has sharp teeth, wiggly arms, and a burning desire to do harm. Using your fingers to swipe up, left, right, and down to move in the corresponding direction, you have to avoid being hit by his guns and the barrels he tosses at you, while gathering cans of bacon that can, well, save your bacon. But unlike most endless runners, where the objective is to not get caught, this game puts a new spin on things by letting Bendy grab axes, anvils, and other items he can throw at your enemies. At first glance, it would seem like it could eliminate the challenge, but it helps that the chest can take a fair bit of punishment before it finally gives up.

Further adding to the fun, the game has the old school look of a 1930s black & white cartoon. Admittedly, if you've never been a fan of this kind of game, the new mechanics and old looks won't change your mind. But if you do like jogging, jumping, and throwing things at jerks who won't stop chasing you, Bendy in Nightmare Run is a fun run.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 15, 2018
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: TheMeatly Games Ltd
  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: September 16, 2021

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