Parents' Guide to

High School Story

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+


inappropriate scenes and kissing/and sickening behaviour.
age 12+

High School Story

This game is fun but can get inappropriate.It does show kissing having crushes and going on dates,you can also buy clubs.Some violence and scary images when people bully each other and punch each other.Just one use of hell.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (20 ):

HIGH SCHOOL STORY is a clever twist on the familiar "build things and collect coins" app model. Although many of the quest plots are silly, it's still fun to see how they play out, especially when you get to make really specific choices, such as the name of a band or the theme of the homecoming dance. As the game progresses, however, quests become longer and longer; it can be tedious to wait 10 hours for a quest to complete before starting any others. Some quests requires in-game currency (class rings) which can be earned slowly in the game or purchased with real cash. It's frustrating to get a fun quest and realize that there's no way to complete it without purchasing class rings. High School Story, although sometimes pretty stereotypical (boxing characters into their cliques), ends up offering a lot of positive messages about making good choices and helping others. Note: Kids may find that, although some scenarios might hit close to home (feeling like an outsider, bullying), everything always works out in the end, which isn't the case in real life.

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