Creative Destruction

App review by
David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Fun Fortnite clone in mobile battle royale game format.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 13 reviews

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Ease of Play

Controls are responsive and fluid. The user interface, though, can feel cluttered and cramped on smaller mobile devices.


Players battle against each other with a variety of both realistic and outrageous weapons. It's a violent game by nature, but the cartoonish art style and lack of any blood or gore reduce its impact. Defeated enemies don't "die," but rather whip out balloons and rise out of the battlefield.


No offensive language in the game's dialogue, but its online nature could expose players to offensive comments and content from other users.


There's a lot available for players to purchase with real money in terms of cosmetic items, but outside of the occasional pop-up offer, there's surprisingly little pressure.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Creative Destruction is a battle royale-style action/shooter available for download on iOS and Android devices. Players drop into a map and scramble to find weapons and items to defeat 99 other players (or AI-controlled bots) in last-man-standing matches. Despite the violence, the game has a cartoonish art style that keeps it from being graphic or intense. The game's controls are responsive and should feel familiar to first- or third-person shooter fans. Creative Destruction features a handful of cosmetic options and features available as in-app purchases, occasionally promoting deals with pop-up ads. Finally, parents should be aware that the game does not feature any profanity or offensive content in-game, but its online nature could still expose kids to such content by other players via in-game chat.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byaSmartParent May 3, 2019

Fortnite rip off has no violence!

This is ok for anyone! There are fake looking guns that are shot at other players and any players who runs out of health literally floats away with a balloon! I... Continue reading
Adult Written byxhuydhdhdjhd December 7, 2020
Teen, 13 years old Written byobxrocks October 1, 2019


not laggy at all and it is easy to shoot build and play with friends
sometimes it lages when i get on the bus but not very often

if u think fortnite is good yo... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byT. M. Wasi May 21, 2021

Just so much silly rating

You know what, that the age rating is so silly. It should be 7+ . Because, I played this and saw that there is not a pin drop violence after all HP's are... Continue reading

What's it about?

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION puts players in the role of a tourist at Aurora Corporation's Aurora Valley virtual resort, which makes them one of a hundred competitors battling to be the Last Man Standing to earn the coveted title of "Dawn Star." Players parachute into the action anywhere on the massive island and try to survive, collecting weapons and building fortifications where they'll make their last stand. You don't have to go it alone, though. Play solo, grab a friend for some duo fun, or pull together a team and work together to defend your leader while taking out the opposition. No matter how you play, will you prove your mettle and take the title of "Dawn Star" as your own?

Is it any good?

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's the case, the folks behind Fortnite must be basking in the warm glow of this well-made copy. Make no mistake, Creative Destruction is a blatant rip-off ... sorry, "homage" ... to the hit battle royale game. What's most surprising, though, is that this particular clone is actually pretty good. In fact, if you squint hard enough, you might even mistake one game for the other. The controls are fluid and responsive, coming naturally to anyone who's played a first- or third-person shooter in the past. As with most battle royale titles, this is a game of survival, so it tends to cycle between long periods of eerie silence followed by frantic action.

Creative Destruction hits all the main bullet points of the Fortnite formula. There's the staging area for players to practice their skills in. There's the mad dash to dive out of a flying bus-like vehicle. There are the fun, distinct neighborhoods. There's even the occasional air drop filled with extra goodies. Not to be outdone, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets a bit of a shout-out too, as players can sometimes find extra accessories and clothing to add to their collections. Matches seem pretty stable, though some of that could have to do with some games being populated by AI-controlled bots. These bots tend to be easier cannon fodder than actual players, and you'll probably pad your numbers with these kills for a while, because there doesn't seem to be much of a population playing the game regularly online. Still, Creative Destruction should be more than enough to scratch that Fortnite itch for mobile gamers.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. How is the impact of violence in Creative Destruction affected by the cartoonish nature of its visuals? Is it lessened because of the unrealistic weapons used, or is it intensified because of the constant combat and focus on eliminating players?

  • What are some ways that younger players can avoid toxic behavior online? What should they do when confronted with such behavior?

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