Gang Beasts Simulator

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Silly, floppy fighting game with difficult controls.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Created for entertainment and not with educational intent.

Ease of Play

Given the gelatinous nature of the characters, controlling them is more than a bit challenging. 

Violence

There's no blood or gore, but the entire point of the game is to fight wave after wave of characters, hurling them into a fire pit or onto a subway track, where they're run over by a train. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Users can buy additional skins for their characters via in-app purchases. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Gang Beast Simulator is a fighting app and game that borders on the ridiculous but still has high levels of violence. The overarching theme is that several characters attack a player in waves, and the only way to get to the next wave is to fling them into a fire pit or onto a train track, where they're run over. Because the faceless characters in the game basically have no spine, they tend to flop and fall while they fight. While there's no blood and gore, it's something to think twice about for young kids. Another concern is the lack of any privacy policy at the time of review. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11-year-old Written byRed parrot February 1, 2020

Normalises bullying and horrible violence - simplistic graphics mean context is missed and lower age rating given

I wouldn't give it an age rating, it's horrible. The cartoonishness of the characters and lack of blood and gore makes it get away with a low age rat... Continue reading
Adult Written byRingMaster September 10, 2019

Looks dumb

Looks dumb but the teen and his friends love it.
Teen, 13 years old Written byCoolpool785 June 3, 2017

PC version reveiw

This game is hilarious. Me and my sister had so much fun playing this brawl game. Controls can be hard at first, but it's easy once you learn them. The mai... Continue reading

What's it about?

Plot lines are slim in most fighting games, but GANG BEASTS SIMULATOR doesn't even bother with one. You'll fight wave after wave of enemies (muggers? angry fellow commuters? gang members?), each a bit bigger than the last. All characters are gelatinous, so control is an issue, but there are on-screen buttons for punching, kicking, jumping, and shoving and explosive moves that throw you and your enemies into the air, scattering them. 

Is it any good?

If you're looking for deep gameplay or a rich story, this silly combat app is not the game for you. Gang Beasts Simulator uses violence as humor as you attempt to fight off faceless waves of attackers without the support of a spinal column. This results in everyone flopping on the ground and bouncing off each other. While the violence is played for laughs, it's still pretty severe, as characters are tossed into fire pits and run over by trains. That alone might be enough to keep some parents from letting their kids play the game, but the real worrisome part is the lack of a privacy policy. While the game doesn't gather any personal information directly, it doesn't disclose what it might be gathering in the background.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the in-app purchases in Gang Beasts Simulator. What are the rules around buying things in the game? 

  • Talk about the violence in the game. How might the fighting be different from the combat in other games? Is the fighting meant to be silly or realistic?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $1.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: December 14, 2016
  • Category: Action Games
  • Size: 110.00 MB
  • Publisher: Craiger Wilson
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: December 22, 2016

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