Parents' Guide to

Cyber Hunter

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Realistic, bloody shooter rewards ruthless survivalism.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

A fun (and clean) video game for your children!

I've watched my little boy play this game, and I have found it to be not only fun, but family-friendly! There is no blood or gore. The "violence" in the game consist of lasers and then the other person disappearing. There is no nudity whatsoever in this game, nor drug references. If you think this game is inappropriate then you shouldn't let your kid watch Star Wars.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This is a good-looking entry in the battle royale arena, with handsome characters (of both genders) and boatloads of vanity items to buy and covet, but its violence may give some gamers pause. Borrowing concepts from other battle royale (BR) games, Cyber Hunter offers the kind of action-packed gameplay competitive gamers have come to expect. Unfortunately, in its bid to fulfill these expectations, it more or less fails to exceed them. Like other BR games, you're air-dropped onto an island with nothing but the clothes on your back, and tasked with equipping and defending yourself. You can choose to stick with your squad or go off on your own (the latter's often better if you want to avoid fighting over supplies); either way, there are around a hundred other players out there literally gunning for you.

The most obvious difference between this app and its rivals is its parkour system, which can be used to reach high strategic locations. But its effectiveness varies and can result in bizarre things like crawling upside down spider-like on the ceiling, getting stuck on a windowsill, or having limbs that bend the wrong way. In the end, it's more a novelty than a must-have when it comes to survival. What is a must-have is a vehicle, and these are mostly well-executed. Once you get a hang of the controls, you can zoom away from danger at crazy-fun speeds or hitch a ride with a fellow squad member. Weapons are easy to use (especially if you turn on auto-fire), and it's satisfying to sneak up on a fight and take everyone down. Granted, there's not much that separates this app from others like it, and parents are justified in objecting to gameplay. Its emphasis on shooting and rewards for killing people, plus the graphic and often abusive nature of both voice and text chat, means that young kids probably shouldn't play it. Still, Cyber Hunter's 10- to 15-minute matches offer the kind of fast-paced (if predictable) fun action older gamers crave.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (Contains optional in-app purchases.)
  • Release date: April 26, 2019
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: NetEase Games
  • Version: 1.0.18
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: June 28, 2019

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