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By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Simple but redundant, greedy physics combat game.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 9+


It’s great even though all the gore

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 14+

Graphically and unnecessarily violent. Redundant, loaded with ads.

I think that this is one of the worst games I have ever seen. I downloaded it on my iPad. It goes out of its way to be graphical as it explodes people and antagonizes one to "Finish Him." Really it is sick and disturbing start to finish. Here is a review where you can see it:

This title has:

Too much violence

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (22 ):

While there's a fun physics game at work here, it's undermined by redundancy and by being aggressively greedy. In Bowmasters, you use your finger to determine the angle and the amount of force you need to shoot an arrow, toss a brick, or fling a javelin at someone standing far away. Do it right, and you'll nail them, maybe even kill them. There's even a cool variety of characters -- including a briefcase-throwing Investor and a streaming gamer who flings her gamepad -- though don't be surprised if the lawyers for Groot, Mario, or Rick from Rick & Morty get the more blatant rip-offs removed. But while this can be fun and challenging, especially since every character has their own weapon, it's kind of just the same game over and over. The persistent greed is also a bummer. Not only are there frequent ads along the bottom of the screen, but there are also ads between each match, though you can always pay to turn off the ads. It's also needlessly bloody. While the game has a cool cartoony look about it, all the spewing blood and splattering skin seems unnecessarily gratuitous. All of which is why Bowmasters starts off strong, but eventually loses steam.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 25, 2017
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Playgendary
  • Version: 2.10
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: April 30, 2020

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