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Criminal Case: Save the World

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Engaging but sometimes tough puzzle game.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Torture imagery and propaganda (London bus)

Fun game, but be warned that there is at least one graphic image of a man being tortured and at least one item, an actual written phrase, opposing basic human could be for everyone were it not for these.

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Though this puzzle game can be tough, especially since time is of the essence, it has more than enough variety and challenge to keep amateur detectives engaged. In Criminal Case: Save the World, you have to solve a series of murders by completing a succession of puzzles, including numerous found object ones. Just be quick: The faster you solve them, the happier your boss will be. But while this isn't a good way to figure out if you should apply to the police academy -- or even watch Police Academy -- what it lacks in real forensics and investigation it more than makes up for in challenge and variety. The app does have tons of found object puzzles, but it has many other kinds, as well -- many of which are clever and challenging. That said, some of these mysteries aren't very mysterious; anyone who watches a lot of police procedurals on TV will have no trouble determining who the killer is. Still, with tons of variety and tough puzzles, Criminal Case: Save the World will keep you on your toes, inspector, and will keep any would-be C.S.I. agents engaged.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 27, 2017
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Pretty Simple
  • Version: 1.17.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: October 7, 2021

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