Parents' Guide to

Dragon City

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Seemingly for kids; purchases, privacy issues age it up.

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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 32 parent reviews

age 16+

Dragon city ad

Dragon city had an ad for Yahoo that had naked adults having sex. Just a friendly reminder to watch what your kids are watching. My son has been playing this for years. And now this happens. Good reminder that this can happen at anytime. Good luck fellow parents!

This title has:

Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Inappropriate Content Marketed Toward Kids

Very inappropriate for kids. My 11 year old loved this game and, sadly, I found the chat feature too late. She had already been exposed to sexual comments, requests to play “Truth or Dare,” and strangers asking for private information. There is no way to hide or turn off the chat feature. Please don’t let your children play this game.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (32):
Kids say (27):

Like SimCity BuildIt meets Farmville with a little battle game baked in, this build-and-accumulate model will attract little kids but isn't meant for them. The dragons are cute, and it's rewarding to be able to earn experience points for so many things, from feeding your dragon for the first time to clearing brush. That being said, this screen is really busy: It seems like there are a lot of possibilities for what you can do with your dragons, but there's a reasonably steep learning curve involved to understand how it all works. Also, even though the dragons are cute and potentially appealing to younger kids, this is definitely a game meant for older users. There's no iffy content, exactly, but the social features let you automatically connect with other users in a way that might make some parents (and some kids) uncomfortable. Also, it's too easy to make purchases or share personal information with third parties, all in the name of getting more stuff in the game. Overall, the complex interface, sharing features, and consumerism might best fit teens with their own devices -- or their parents.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (many options for in-app purchases and upgrades)
  • Release date: December 23, 2015
  • Category: Simulation Games
  • Publisher: Socialpoint
  • Version: 3.10.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: February 13, 2020

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