Crash of Cars

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Clunky car combat collides with bad controls, weak gameplay.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

Uses simple but frustratingly awkward touch controls.

Violence

Players use weapons to destroy other players, but cartoonish approach, aerial perspective means no blood, gore.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Players can watch ads, use real-world money to buy in-game currency, which is then used to buy new cars, improve owned ones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Crash of Cars is a cartoony online multiplayer car-combat game. While players do use weapons to take out the competition, there's no blood, gore, or dismemberment, thanks to a combination of cartoony visuals and an aerial perspective. There's also no inappropriate content. Players can either watch ads or use real-world money to buy gold coins, which are then used to buy cars as well as weapon and car upgrades. Read the app's privacy policy in the game's settings or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 year old Written byK S May 1, 2018

Watch out for inappropriate ads!!

Crash of cars is fine, but the ads are totally inappropriate. Crash of cars should be 9+, but the ads are 16+. All of my ratings are based on the ads, not the... Continue reading
Adult Written byRebecca D. January 20, 2018

My son loves this

I tried playing it myself and it was mildly fun, but I never really got the hang of steering. My 4 year old son navigates with ease. He loves the little game re... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byThatOneGuy. August 1, 2018

Amazing!!

This is an amazing game. I like be the payed bag it with my 3 brothers who are 9-17 years old. We all love this game for its progression rate that’s not too slo... Continue reading

What's it about?

CRASH OF CARS is a cartoony, arcadey online multiplayer car-combat game where players drive around arenas, picking up crowns, and fight with other people who are also grabbing said crowns. But there's no story here and no word as to why you're trying to grab those crowns or even why you're doing this while driving an SUV around the moon. As you progress, you earn new cars. That's about it.

Is it any good?

While this online multiplayer car combat game has a certain cartoony appeal, its controls leave much to be desired. In Crash of Cars, you drive SUVs, ice cream trucks, and other motor vehicles around large open arenas such as a city or the moon. As you do, you have to pick up as many floating gold crowns as you can before you're killed by the other online players who are also trying to grab the crowns. Good thing someone leaves weapons lying around where anyone can grab them and that you can damage enemy vehicles by crashing into them. But while this may sound like fun, it's unfortunately undermined by bad controls. To start, the combination of super-sensitive steering and constant acceleration mean that being stuck against a wall isn't a matter of "if" but "when." Even worse, to use a weapon, you have to move your right thumb so far away from the right steering button that you can't attack and avoid being attacked at the same time. Also, while some vehicles come with different abilities (for example, the hovercraft can briefly drive over water) and have different unlockable weapons, these don’t change the game much, and this lack of variety won't keep anyone engaged for long. As a result, Crash of Cars is almost as bad as getting rear-ended when you're late to work.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. Does it make you feel differently that you're a car shooting blobs and dots at other cars and that you never see the driver or any blood?

  • Talk about the rules of the road. Clearly, the cars in this game don't follow any sort of safe driving rules, but why are those rules important when you drive in real life?

  • Discuss budgeting money. Since you can earn new cars by playing, do you think you need to spend a lot of money on this game? Could you do with spending just a little? Or none?

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