A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Contract Killer: Zombies is a bloody, horror-themed shooter that isn't appropriate for children. The game is a nonstop shooting gallery of the undead, with well-aimed shots rewarded with a mist of blood. Just as concerning as the violence is the heavy urging toward in-app purchases. Only expert players of the game will earn enough money to buy advanced weapons. Others who want them will have to spend $5 or more via in-app purchases. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
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Is it any good?
While CONTRACT KILLER: ZOMBIES certainly isn't for everyone, you have to give the game credit for paying attention to the details. The graphics are fantastic, and the story and voice acting are much better than they need to be. Those alone put it above so many of the zombie shooters on the market. Ultimately, though, it gets repetitive and its difficulty curve is designed to encourage players to buy in-game currency, which leaves a bad taste in our mouth. It's certainly much too violent and scary for kids, but if you're a George Romero fan, you'll likely have a great time with it.