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Hungry Shark - Part 2

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Eat people and animals in toothless arcade game.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are pretty basic and easy to grasp.

Violence

The entire point of the game is devouring other creatures, including people swimming on the surface. And when your shark takes a bite, the water is filled with blood.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

A link lets players visit developer Future Games of London's website, but it's buried deep and there are no direct links to the iTunes app store. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hungry Shark 2 is a bloody arcade game. While it's fun to roleplay as a shark, the blood and attacks on humans (and penguins) are too intense for young players. Players can connect to leaderboards that ask them to create a username and submit an email address, plus state and country info -- though players can skip those steps.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

For a low-priced app, there's not a lot to complain about with HUNGRY SHARK 2, but it's not a game that's going to wind up on your most-played list. It's a fun diversion for older kids, but the gameplay gets repetitive quickly -- boiling down to keep eating or you die. The graphics are nice and the sound effects that accompany each kill are fine, but even those get old after time. It might be a fair price for two games (the first Hungry Shark comes bundled with purchase), but ultimately Hungry Shark 2 is a one-trick pony. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$0.99
Release date:July 27, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Future Games of London
Version:2.0.0
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.5

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Kid, 11 years old November 25, 2012

Best App

Hungry shark is a great game if you know where to go and how to get there. Violence is a minor issue, however, because your shark has to eat. When the shark eats you hear a gross sound-or scream if it's a human. Safety is also a minor concern because you have the choice to connect to GameCenter to post your score and show your online ranking. (this is optional) I think this game is ON for other kids 10+ who can handle small amounts of blood.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 11 years old June 30, 2014

Oh. My. Wow.

This game is so violent! There is no educational value or positive messages. Every time the shark eats a fish, the water is filled with blood that leaves a trail behind the shark for a couple seconds along with the remains of whatever was eaten. Bonuses and unlocking new sharks encourages children to eat more people. My 5yr old brother played this game and was addicted to it (until his tablet stopped working). Although the app is free, power ups pressure you to buy 'gems'. This game disgusts me.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old March 9, 2011

ok

kind of fun but get addicting
What other families should know
Too much violence