Highrise - Virtual World

App review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Risk-filled community focuses on appearances, sex talk.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Toxic community. Avoid this game

Avoid this game and if you have kids don't let them play it. This is an elitist game full of bullying and judgement where users are judged by how rich they are and how famous they are ,etc This game can be very bad for kids's self esteem And the moderators of this game are terrible. They favour rich elite users over the rest of the game. We have seen normal non-elites/average users keep getting bullied and harassed and the staff never did something about it. But whenever an elite/rich user got bullied, the bully was suspended very shortly after. There is extreme favouritism towards the elites in the game by the staff, especially the user's in a crew called "recluse" which is extremely favoured by the staff, and this seems really suspicious. Users in that crew kept unfairly getting all perks in the game, most of them won multiple contests, most brand owners are from that crew and also content creators, while many of the users in that crew were elitists in which they behaved really mean, arrogant and short-tempered, when they talked to ordinary non-elite users. Most likely users from recluse crew secretly work at highrise but I don't have evidence. Highrise moderators really behaved with favouritism when it came to whether they should or shouldn't ban a user. Also the moderators recently focused more about NFT outfits, which are really expensive and a waste of money, but with peer pressure inside the community and constant trying to fit in, users may be pressured to buy one, especially that it seems that users with NFTs were favoured by the mods. While most or maybe all highrise NFTs are ugly, really a waste of money. Not just that, highrise moderator tom (who is obviously friends with recluse) previously gave free NFTs to some of the members of the crew recluse. Don't tell me this was a coincidence. This game is really unhealthy. Really avoid

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+

This game literally has adults in it and are exploiting young players! There's even adult only user created rooms with players using voice chat inappropriately!!

Do not recommend for children unless you lock some features on there/watch over them 👧👦 I'm new to this game and already noticed a lot of things wrong with it,👀 first of all it's cartoon style which prob will attract younger minds , and second of all they have very revealing women's clothes to, the community of the game is toxic, greedy, rude! & wear Questionable outfits. They have lots of tattoos and wear revealing clothes literally showing the cleavage and breasts, but not nipples. And they have suspicious looking cigarette hand held items. People even have swear words in there profile description, even saying they'll only trade items if you give them lots of gold, gold is the in game currency which you can use to buy items for your avatar & more. Players even have there profile descriptions strict with greedy rude words. opt is a common thing ppl have in there description which stand for (over priced trade) which means there selling items for WAY MORE THAN WHAT ITS ACTUALLY WORTH, which means that there only willing to sell there item if someone gives them a unreasonable amount of gold or puts in lots of items , all just for one item which isn't a equal trade. Gold is the most valuable thing in this game and grabs →, which are basically shops but it's randomized which items you'll get. are set by the developers in a shop as 200 GOLD!!! it's already hard getting gold in this game because you literally spend time getting it through surveys, playing apps etc, which doing them for gold is a huge waist of time, basically ones that say they'll give you 1000+ gold are to good to be true because they straight up ask you what job you work for, which why would you even ask kids that? It's obvious there to young for one! Basically the to good to be true surveys that promise a godly amount of gold are just rigged for you to always fail them! There only ment to make the greedy company's rich by waisting your own time! I recommend not having your children on this game because of the toxic Community, greediness, and time waisting. you can even see the play store/app store reviews for this game. They even have children as a topic as reviews on there. ppl ask so much from you if your asking them you want an item from them, smh 🙄..... It's Bull Sh#t not gonna lie . there's even in app purchases in this game!!! If you had 20,000 gold in this game and accepted to give gold to people for items. You would probably have gotten 50-80 items and now have 0 gold. But there's way more than 50 items in this game. There's 1000+ Items . even costs 100$ for 20,000 gold!!! And literally all grabs in this game just give random items .. So any grab even if it's 10 gold or 10,000 gold. Doesn't allow YOU to pick which item you want in it. It's basically like gambling which is INSANE! Risking your $ for playing stuff, and if you lose you pay ,if you win you get rewarded . If there's an item you want in a grab you have to pay gold to spin, you can actually spend over 100+ Gold trying to get a item you want and not get it!!! So that's it, basically -999,999,999 stars ★ recommend not even supporting this games company or business. I really hate this game cause of the community!! They even have voice chat! Yes there's other ways to get gold but not by the developers, people/ the players host giveaways, tiping rooms , & art commissions and will give you gold if you participate in them... But they could lie and waist your time and scam you!! Iv been scammed before trying to get something in a grab in a room someone created! The people in this game may not be fun playing with ,so on and so forth. I decide to talk to the players in the game and they said it's actually not hard getting gold. They said all you do is sit in tipping rooms, which there very popolur btw. and wait to get tipped! I took there advice but I got pretty bored quickly in the room so I decide to text (check sf) sf stand for storefront which you can post items you want to sell in there. I already had a feeling I was going to get kicked, which I did! Honestly the moderators didn't even have any rules in there game description literally nothing! And I got kicked for advertising my storefront! That's prob how rooms like that gonna be 100% . Honestly that's why I dislike the community because they get mad over simple things and just let there feeling interfere even lil feelings and everything goes wrong!! I betcha a moderator kicked me because they just tryna get any reason just to not give people gold! Why even advertise your room then if your gonna be rude as heck!! I even got kicked in a non tiping room and joined again and then got banned for 59 mins! THAT'S SO STUPID AND RUDE!! The game is trash and not well balanced at all! The devs probably will never do anything about it cause all they care about is money, I know right, so stupid! Tho I think you can only find toxic players like that in rooms, rooms are places you can create for anything! But to get literally any success off of them you needa spend ur hard earned gold boosting the room so it shows to more ppl, there's even party rooms with voice chat so I recommend avoiding rooms with voice chat and sus titles in this game if you wanna stay away from toxic, rude, garbage players! You even have the freedom to post anything you want in this game! There's even rooms players have created that are strip clubs, drug party's or something and aren't getting banned! The players basically think/treat this app as it's some sort of adults only meta verse game! Thank you for your time reading this! 😀

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional paid monthly membership and optional in-app purchases)
  • Release date: July 26, 2015
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: PocketzWorld Inc.
  • Version: 2.3.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 27, 2018

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