Parents' Guide to

Identity V

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Multiplayer game makes scaring others a competitive sport.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 16+

Corrupt gaming company

Do not recommend game,Netease supports hacked, stolen and thieves who steal your account. Customer service lacks in support and knowledge of assistance to customer with concerns. Do t spend money on this game if you choose to play, do not use real information if you choose to play cuz your dealing with a corrupt gaming company. Educate yourself on the games you play first as knowing the game rating, customer service experience and investment a game brings are important. The game itself is boring , only reason it's cool is due to the skins which cost parents lots of money !! A boring game with no actual adventure!!
age 18+

Pedophiles Play this Game

On top of the rampant toxicity of emotionally immature players, the devs ONLY care about money players showing their video game on twitch, and to those pay to win gamers that don’t twitch or stream, or anyone else really. Their support line for issues is difficult to navigate and the player base are toxic children who weren’t loved enough and say inappropriate and debased things in public chat that the devs don’t care about. Yet they’ll chat ban and account ban ppl for saying, “Jesus” to another and call it bullying. This game is BAD, and it’s creators should fee based.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Much like a well-written detective story, what looks at first like a simple multiplayer action game concept reveals itself to be much more complex and intriguing. Identity V starts with a spooky manor and an amnesiac detective, both of which make it seem that players are in for a linear storyline. But a few minutes in, it becomes apparent that this is a much more dynamic mix of role-playing and competitive versus play. Rather than skulking around a dusky mansion, players are running for their lives from a masked marauder and working with (or actively betraying) a team full of panicked strangers. Survivors come from all walks of life: doctors, thieves, gardeners, magicians. Hunters (who can be characters like a scary clown, a circus freak, a scarecrow, or Jack the Ripper) come from the ninth circle of hell. No matter which role you choose, though -- hunter or hunted -- Identity V does an amazing job of creating tension and suspense. Without question, your heart will pound. Things get even more exciting as you collect more Survivors and Hunters and level them up. The good news for parents is: The scare level never goes overboard, thanks to the blood-free cartoony animations and whimsical Tim Burton-like graphics. Even better news: The app is easy on the pocket book. The fun isn't interrupted by annoying ads, and while buying currency can make things move faster, it's totally possible to play for free. Identity V is well worth the download if you and your kids love a good scare.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 5, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: NetEase Games
  • Version: 1.0.14
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: October 5, 2018

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