Contract Killer

App review by
Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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"Free" first-person shooter game where you play as hit man.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

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Ease of Play

For a run-and-gun game, the controls and gameplay are relatively simple. A lot of the action takes place from a far-away range, allowing players to snipe their victims from a distance that minimizes their danger. However, in the instances where there are a lot of enemies on the ground or at close combat, it can be a bit cumbersome to shoot down everyone.


As a hit man, players kill people, from a first-person perspective, using a wide arsenal of sniper guns, assault rifles, and other firearms to carry out their murderous tasks. They are encouraged to shoot people in the head. Sometimes, but not always, when players shoot down enemies there is a puff of blood.


There is very little in the way of in-game dialogue, so cursing is not an issue. However, the brevity of the killing missions and flippant directions to "kill" people may be unsettling for some.


Do not be mistaken by the fact that this game is marketed as a "free" app. The game constantly prompts players to download additional levels, weapons, and in-game currency. These transactions range from $1.99 to $49.99.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Contract Killer is a very gritty, first-person shooter where you are a hitman in a very realistic urban environment, making it not for kids (don't be fooled by Glu's self-rating at age 12+). Players are tasked, mission after mission, to kill people they don't know, and the game encourages players to take out their targets from an unsuspecting sniper range. Players are also encouraged to shoot their victims in the head, and there are minor blood effects throughout. Some of the other gritty elements usually associated with this genre, like drugs and sex, don't appear here, but that is mainly because the game is light on storyline. Action is the dominant factor at play, and all of the action is focused on assassinating specified targets. Parents should also know that even though the game is a free download, there are relentless pitches in the game for players to purchase items and levels with real money. Additionally, users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is strictly optional.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byeazy__breezy November 28, 2014


There are some video games that should for sure not be played by kids, but contract killer? Common its fine for older tweens, only little kids shouldn't pl... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byTip yap July 17, 2013

Is it any good?

In this app for mature players, CONTRACT KILLER has too many killing missions and not enough of an underlying story to make it a sustainable adventure. So even though the game looks great and has some impressive graphics, it falls short due to the lack of a cohesive plot or any real motivation to continue through the numerous missions. The gameplay itself is markedly blase, bringing nothing especially new or interesting to the table. Those who enjoy action games may appreciate the various environments that players must traverse to reach their designated targets, and the frenetic pacing of the missions.

However, even those who like this blaze-through-and-shoot-down-people action may be turned off by the extensive microtransaction system in the game. The concept of making a game free to download and then charging users to access premium features is a growing trend on iTunes, but this title takes it to an extreme, requiring players to pay each time they want to get a new weapon, unlock a new level, or do anything that requires in-game currency. Be warned that even though the price is listed as "Free," to get the full experience will easily cost more than $30.

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For kids who love fast-paced games

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