Guns of Boom

App review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Bland, frustrating shooter has poor controls, boring play.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 14+

Should be Guns Of Greed

This game is set up to take your money, period. They make it very difficult to earn any of the best weapons by playing. It will take forever. You're force or manipulated I should say to pay real money to match up with anyone who already has a dominating weapon or prepare to be killed. It's such a turn off. And the prices for weapons, armor, or anything beneficial are extremely priced, ridiculous. Everything that you can earn easily, like a masks, logos, are all things that don't help you within gameplay. Grenades, medic packs, armor, and guns, they never give away for free. When you have killed an opponent, you are giving a very small amount of points per kill, it's pittiful. To earn one of the better guns I estimated that I had to kill approx. 2300 opponents which would have taken me 2 years to earn. That's if I didn't work, had nothing to do, and about 5 hours a day of playing the game. The developers are totally in it for money and try distracting you with free useless items but never give away anything beneficial. At first I enjoyed the game but was always getting killed by the person who had the biggest and best gun. Now I think that this game is a total rip off and a joke. There should be some rules placed for controlling games like this that scam players especially kids. Kids don't know any better so they want parents to spend real money on pretend items. Items that are not tangible, not real in a pretend world and once the child or player gets tired of playing this game, that's money wasted on something that is pretend. The devs should raise the points per kill and lower the prices on the phony, and fake cartoon weapons. This company is just sitting there waiting for money to be deposited into their accounts period. They've totally taken the fun out of 1st person shooters. The biggest trick they use is the tournaments with all the hype around them. Ask one of those players that are considered pros in this game, they'll tell you how much money they've invested to be the best. This is not a game of skill like a majority of 1st person shooters, it's a game fueled by who has the best guns. That cost real money to get ahead. I see this game as a scam nothing more than that. There should be a gaming control committee that regulates on developers who use tricks to earn real dollars for playing their games. I'm sure that all the employees at Guns of Boom's home office are not struggling financially. Like it's said, there's a sucker born every minute and I'm sure that's a motto that the devs stand by.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

You’ll just be a number.

n game, generally good concept, PROFOUND failure in management and leadership. They’ve embarked on what I would consider to be an ultimately unrequited embargo with, “cheating or utilizing third party software.” This is humorous to me, because many peers I’ve met over the years playing the game, including myself on several occasions, have been banned without warrant. The claim being that of, “cheating or third-party software” with no proof aside from their word of mouth. This has deeply perturbed me for a few reasons. First and most importantly, I spent an estimated $20K over the course of a year working on my first and most advanced account. I’d like to reiterate, $20,000.00 on an app. Now, that is largely my fault for investing so much time, energy and money into the apps. However, it was what I did. Rather than go to the bars and blow hundreds on drinks for girls or what have you – I spent it on my game. At least, that’s how I rationalized it. Regardless of my reasoning, I think we can agree that this is a large sum of money for such a short period of time. Put yourself in my shoes. You invest $20K to have an amazing account over a year, you’re super proud of it, and then they ban you from it. In my opinion, that’s unlawful seizure of a $20K asset. I use the word unlawful, because no evidence was ever provided. Some may ask, “Well why would they ban you if you spend so much money on the game?” – Great question. You eventually get to a point in the game wherein you’re about as good as it gets, not much more to blow cash on. That was me. Yet, I was annihilating other players due to my strong profile. This was no longer profitable for GoB. So, they decide to ban me. Give others their chances to rise the ranks. I’ve seen this time and time again. My advice, don’t start this game, play this game, trust this game, or any affiliate app of game insight. They are an untrustworthy lot, seemingly uneducated, and clearly inconsiderate. I work in customer service myself, and this conglomerate organization of gaming applications is out for one thing…. their best interest. Their cheating monitoring software is clearly faulty, as it consistently deems non-cheating play as cheat-worthy and lands the player banned for life. They have no loyalty, no gray area regardless of tenure or gross expenditure. They’re black and white, cut and dry. Getting banned in this game is as likely as getting wet at sea, it’s going to happen. You breathe wrong, banned. You think wrong, banned. You blink wrong, banned. You get my point…. This game is atrociously malicious in terms of not caring for its customers. Don’t play, you’ll just be another number.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 26, 2017
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Game Insight
  • Version: 2.7.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: July 26, 2021

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