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By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Limited action game has shooting galore, not much else.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Mac , Android Free to try, Paid Action Games
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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This game requires a lot of jumping, ducking, and avoiding incoming fire while shooting at enemies, but there's not much else to the fast-paced action. Huntdown features a fair amount of gore and almost constant violence -- characters shoot at each other, and players, assuming the role of a for-hire bounty hunter, hurl boomerangs, collect gun upgrades, and fight criminals they encounter. The police are present in some scenes, but they don't seem to notice or react to the violence you're involved in.

Because players are dropped into the gameplay without much guidance, there can be a bit of learning curve. They'll need to figure out the controls, which are fairly intuitive, but some elements, such as jumping on top of things, can take some practice -- and may be hindered by the sometimes glitchy controls, which work best when you're using both hands. If players have the patience to click through all the introductory information about the criminals, they'll have a sense of what they're trying to achieve. They will also encounter increasingly difficult foes as they advance. Ones they meet in the beginning of a level, for instance, may be killed with one shot, whereas multiple bullets could be required later on. The app's nonstop challenges and movement offer plenty of excitement -- but parents may not be thrilled with all the violence. Although you can adjust the level of blood in the game settings, shootouts are still a major factor, and characters still die -- and bleed. The bounty hunter also makes sarcastic comments. The app bills itself as a "comedy arcade" game -- but the comments aren't necessarily laugh-out-loud funny and may further desensitize the violence. Given the fact that players need to pay to access the full game because the free version only includes a few levels, Huntdown is probably better suited for an older audience -- there are less violent games you can play that offer as much action, but without all the shooting.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Mac , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid
  • Release date: July 5, 2021
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
  • Version: 0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later, macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, or Android 4.4 and up.
  • Last updated: July 13, 2021

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