Parents' Guide to

Head Ball 2

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Bobble-head soccer game focuses on ads more than goals.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+


Can’t even play the game for that long because you need tickets to compete and ads every second. So annoying
age 18+

Poor pairing

This app allows lower Ranked players to have a strike radius that covers 50% of the field and stifles your strike radius. This happens once you get to the 45-50 range on your character. Poor software. This causes long term players like me to offload the game and not recommend it

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This odd little app is more "pong with creepy bobble heads" than what we call soccer, but it's fun nevertheless -- as long as you look past its flood of ads. By removing all of soccer's field maneuvers, Head Ball 2 boils things down to the game's most exciting part: scoring goals. Simple button controls help you move an oversized head with a single cleat-clad foot around the field. The controls take some getting used to, especially since your player can appear on either side of the screen. But once you get the hang of the controls, scoring goals is easy.

Or it would be, without the super powers. Super powers add an element of surprise and humor as your controls suddenly work backward or the ball bursts into flame. Obviously, players with more super powers have an advantage, and getting these powers means lots of play time and optional ad-watching. This gets tiresome, especially when you've watched the same three ads more than a few times. Also tiresome is the unreliable matchmaking. Often, it's hard to find an opponent to play, and when you do, it feels as if your opponent could be computer controlled. Still, even with these issues, Head Ball 2 is fun in a weird kind of way and a decent download if you've got a hankering to score some goals.

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