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Contract Killer: Zombies

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Learning(i)

Bloody horror game strongly pushes in-app purchases.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are fairly intuitive, but the game is quite difficult after you've played through the introductory levels, which encourages people to buy in-game currencies. 

Violence

The entire point of the game is to shoot zombies. When you do so, a spray of misty blood appears -- as it does when allies are attacked. When players level up, a hideous, detached zombie head rolls across the screen, staining it with blood. Players use a variety of firearms to defeat the undead, including pistols, rifles, and automatic weapons.

Sex

Some of the undead are buxom and wear tight clothes. 

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

To upgrade weapons, you'll need cash or gold. And earning enough in the game itself is difficult. Buying them via in-app purchase will run you $5 to $50.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Contract Killer: Zombies wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Contract Killer: Zombies wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

Is it any good?

QUALITY

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. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:October 21, 2011
Category:Action Games
Size:333.00 MB
Publisher:Glu Games Inc.
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up

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  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent Written bysimypkl October 3, 2013

Need control and Discipline

this game is like all games, it gives pleasure. but if not control, player will subconsciously choose to seek archievement by trying to win it. and get addicted. I am still addicted. Despite the fact I complete all 25 levels, I continue to accummulate $2,000,000 and 3000+ bombs.. for the pleasure to blow up zombies.. is the same thing same weapon same sound.. I hope I will stop. if not, is hard to convince kids to stop.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written bySlayerr32958 August 6, 2012

Good game in general...

my friend plays this game and i play it occasionally on his ipod. basically, you gotta protect this person or people from zombies. In game purchases are rampant, but easy to ignore.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old February 23, 2014
LEARNING

Gorey, exiting game

This is a really good game, but for mature users. Here's why: Violence- 5/5 As you'd expect, this is violent. The idea of the game is shoot the zombies. When you do, there is a large amount of blood. When you perform a headshot, gore flies everywhere. When you level up, the main character hits a zombie head at the screen, splattering blood. Sex- 3/5 The game is shown in third person view. The main character is a girl, who wears a tank top showing cleavage. She wears a pair of jeans that descend past her waist, showing her butt crack and bare waist. Language- 1/5 Minimal use of h--- Drugs- 0/5 Consummation- 3/5 this game requires glu credits that are hard to get and cost real money Overall, a great, entertaining, disturbing game for mature users.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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