Castle Clash

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Fun but familar strategy model requires time and money.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

Game mechanics are familiar to anyone who has tried this sort of game before, but lack of a clear tutorial might confuse newcomers. 

Violence

Troops constantly fight -- and die. But their deaths are signified with a low level groan and a tiny tombstone. No gore is shown -- and players can't zoom in on the action. 

Sex

Female characters in advertising show cleavage.

Language
Consumerism

Players can hurry progress on their camps by buying and spending in-game currency. Prices range from $2-$100 and the game is much easier -- and faster -- if you level up quickly. Gems also available by viewing ads or trying other apps.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Castle Clash is a strategic action game that pits players against both artificial-intelligence characters and real-world opponents. There are frequent battles with magic, arrows, and the cries of defeated soldiers, but there is no graphic violence. In the multiplayer mode, players can attack the villages of other players (and defend their own); there's a global chat functionality when players are in their own villages that also features private messaging between users. Fortifying a village and building an army cost money, and the game uses in-app purchases and ads to help players buy in-game currency to upgrade faster.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byKilborn November 30, 2019

Privacy & safety issues!

Our 11-year-old female child downloaded this game to her phone without our knowledge. She suddenly started asking questions about Kentucky. That caused us to be... Continue reading
Parent Written byAlexandru r. March 20, 2018

Casino game

Casino game hidden in sheep clothing!
Kid, 11 years old April 6, 2020

Medieval Magic and Fun

Castle Clash is an exciting game with limitless paths. I've been playing the game for more than 3 years, and I haven't unlocked everything. It's... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old December 29, 2017

REALLY GOOD

It is kinda like clash of clans which is cool and the gameplay is awesome and easy.

What's it about?

In CASTLE CLASH players build a base to train warriors, mount defensive positions and farm gold and mana, while increasing their stockpiles of those precious materials by going out on raids against artificial intelligence enemies and camps of other real world players. Upgrading troops and structures is critical to victory -- though this can only be accomplished with gold and time.  

Is it any good?

Like many others of its kind, this fight/build/wait/pay model is fun for those who have time and money to burn; however, for many teens, the real strategy is in how to get more money to pay for upgrades. There's nothing here to make the game stand out from the ever-growing pack of action/base-building games, but it's not quite as money-grabbing as some. Single-player elements of the game quickly become difficult, nudging players to fighting against human opponents, where you can pay to pick and choose your enemies (letting you focus on weaker ones to build your own resources). That means if you don't level up quickly, you're bound to be targeted for attack by stronger players. Though you can unlock heroes, they don't really add much to the game. While it's fun to create and build, the game only allows for so much before

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about staying safe in group chats and what information not to share.

  • Talk about other games that require a strategic angle, such as chess. How is this game similar and different? What does it take to succeed in this game?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 3, 2015
  • Category: Action Games
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • Size: 89.60 MB
  • Publisher: IGG.com
  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
  • Last updated: October 14, 2019

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