Hero Hunters

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Dull action/RPG hybrid fails to keep player's attention.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

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

Ease of Play

It takes a little bit of time to get used to the controls and upgrade system, but once you have the hang of that, it plays smoothly. 


You're in a series of firefights, though there are no close-ups of death, gunshot wounds; no blood shown. 


Female characters wear tight fitting outfits over their exaggerated figures. 


Players are encouraged to buy upgrades, but it's not pushed to an unreasonable degree. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Hero Hunters is an action/role-playing game where players fight battles via a number of different characters. The action, while virtually constant, isn't overly violent, and there's no blood shown. The game does moderately push in-app purchases at times, but not to an extreme point. There's no sexuality, language, or alcohol use to worry about. But there's a chat board and in-game messaging, so parents will want to monitor what their children are reading. To learn more about what the developer does with users' personal information, read their privacy policy

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJohnnywilly June 7, 2020


Love it my kids are so good about it
Parent of a 11, 14, and 17-year-old Written byHendo H. U May 17, 2019
Kid, 11 years old May 1, 2018

Awesome game

Just started playing it. i love all the heroes in the game so far.

What's it about?

In HERO HUNTERS, you assemble a squad of muscle-bound heroes in a series of battles, choosing which combination will fare best against the cadre of enemies the game throws at you. With over 40 (ultimately) to choose from, there's a strategic element to the game. And by upgrading characters with the spoils of victory, there's a role-playing element as well. Players switch between members of their squad by tapping on their profile pictures, and then aim using the left side of their screen and firing and using special powers (such as healing other players or attracting enemy fire) on the right. The game features a campaign mode as well as a player-vs.-player multiplayer mode. 

Is it any good?

Action games need more than action; they need heart, and while this game sounds like it has all the right elements to be addictive, it misses the mark. Hero Hunters does manage to blend three genres in a fairly effective manner. It's a good-looking game. And it has varied gameplay modes. Unfortunately, it lacks that heart -- that undefinable quality that draws you in as a player. The writing is flat. The characters never draw you in. The action, while it's certainly not bad, is rather paint-by-numbers. There aren't any surprises, even mild ones, to keep you hooked. You can only advance so far -- especially in the multiplayer mode -- before you need to seriously consider paying for upgrades. And, after an hour or two, you'll find your attention wandering to another app. Hero Hunters almost has what it takes to be fun. but it never sinks its hooks deep into you enough to keep you playing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. When is violence necessary and when can it be avoided?

  • Talk about wisely using resources. When is it better to save up and when is it better to buy on impulse?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 30, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Size: 111.90 MB
  • Publisher: Hothead Games
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Requires Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: February 28, 2020

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