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Game of War – Fire Age

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Well-marketed strategic action mostly a waiting game.

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age 17+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

Disaster technical issues

I had been playing this game since 2014. I was a high spender, I used to spend atleast 20 k to 30 I $ in a month. Everytime this game has issues like shield going off automatically, not getting the items shown in the packs, and finally few days ago I was zeroed since the peace shield was not working due to machine zone issues and it was my time which I lost, resources, speeds and mental tension since I was attacked while I am online and could not find peace shield. This is ridiculous. I need to be compensated since it was machine zones issue. I have not been reimbursed even after 5 days. Pathetic customer service.
age 18+

Ruining my life, addicted

I’ve been trapped playing this game and it’s 100% a scam. I have tried to quit but have serious withdrawals 100 times worse than any drug medication I have got off. I’ve had around 10 maxed accounts if I had to guess on this game and Machine Zone encourages purchases which result in massive amounts of troops to play. The problem is this is a tactic so when they need money they release insane items in packs that destroy a 10,000$ account in one solo attack when the previous day it was unbeatable by the strongest player and emperor in the game. (This has happened in Mobile Strike as well with me). They know their gaming community is addicted and feed off that addiction and use it as a way to lure in the mentally ill such as myself especially those with gaming disorder as they broadcast their game as “the most addicting”. I never agreed to this games terms of service which it took me 3 years after I started playing too stumble across. They basically say they can get away with everything but murder. For example: if they go out of business when I turn 100 years old they can sue me for anything I have ever said on the game and any player/person that has ever had an account. They share/sell my private information to third parties and other countries, this could explain why I had my identity stolen. As a matter of fact they banned one of my accounts that I spent if I had to guess 10,000$ on because I got my identity stolen. I was accused of being a person I wasn’t who was labeled as talking inappropriately with some players child on the game and was harassed and falsely accused and denied in any alliance worth joining and every one said it’s because I was this person I wasn’t. That went on for over a year, I mailed machine zone around 20 times sent close to 100 screen shots and they did nothing, they actually muted me for a week for sticking up for myself. For over the past year I’ve got in a routine of staying up for over 3 days playing non stop then sleeping 8 hours, I even start to see things that aren’t there with my lack of sleep. Last year I lost 12 jobs because I wanted to just go home and play the game. Their in app rules for the game are half out of date and inaccurate. They made a new dimension to the game called the dragon dimension which is THE GAME REDONE THE EXACT WAY as when it came out in 2013, but they added a dragon. Yes, basically all the exact same scam exact everything. I can safely say this game has ruined my life but I am invested, addicted, and not well. Stay away.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Game of War- Fire Age, with its Kate Upton ads, has become a phenomenon. The problem is this: Look beyond those and it's really a pretty boring game. Quests are little more than time-based rewards. Also, many of the alliances want nothing to do with new players, which can make new (and young) players feel isolated. 

The gameplay is built on the same model as Clash of Clans, but it's not nearly as entertaining. Though there are certainly social aspects to this game that run deeper than its compatriots, that can be worrisome for parents who aren't able to monitor the conversations that go on in the live chat rooms. Incredibly patient players might have fun with this one, but it's a game that creates a terrible first impression -- you should never be bored within the first five minutes -- and doesn't improve much from there. 

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