Infinity Blade III

 
(i)

 

Learning(i)

Battle saga comes to a grand conclusion with new layers.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are very well done and easy to grasp. The developers once again resisted the urge to put too many actions into the game, keeping it approachable even for newcomers.

Violence

Like the previous two games, this one is a series of intense fights. Players use swords and magic to defeat a string of enemies, who come equipped with axes, maces, clubs, and other medieval-style weapons. There is no blood; however, players will see finishing death moves in closeup graphics. Players also are rewarded bonus points for slashing an opponent as many times as possible before he falls. Finally, the protagonist sometimes finishes off enemies by breaking their necks with his hands. 

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Players can purchase in-game currency to improve weapons, armor, and more, if they don't want to wait to earn it in the game. Prices for this currency range from $1 to $100. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements and, for some games, challenge friends. The developer's privacy policy explains that some information is collected automatically, such as location and Unique Device Identifier.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Infinity Blade III is the third game in one of the App Store's most popular (and graphically rich) action franchises. In terms of gameplay, there's much in common with its predecessors, meaning lots of intense fights against a series of armored opponents. It's definitely not a game well-suited for preteens. There is no blood in the battles, but some of the death strokes are graphic, including one wherein the hero snaps an enemy's neck. The game also encourages you to slash an opponent for bonus experience points as many times as you can before he or she falls.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Infinity Blade III wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Infinity Blade III wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

What's it about?

Players explore a collection of castles and dungeons, fighting enemies and gathering treasure. In battle, users must swipe the screen to lunge and parry with enemies, dodge enemy swipes by using buttons on the left and right bottom corners, and block with a shield by pressing the lower center of the screen. Different weapons -- heavy, light, and medium -- have different play styles, and each has a unique swipe combo. Players also can use magic to reduce an enemy's damage and slow its attacks, among other things. Players are able, for the first time, to brew their own potions, but the process is clumsy and requires players either to pay in-game cash to hurry along or wait for up to 24 hours. An in-game stat system adds a role-playing element to the game, letting players decide where to build their skills.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

There's a reason Apple trots out the Infinity Blade franchise when it wants to show off graphics. The game has always been the pack leader of the App Store in appearance. INFINITY BLADE III sets a new bar for the series and is easily the best-looking mobile game around, but it also beefs up the gameplay from its worthy successor. 

You'll still work your way through big enemies, but the story is even more important this time around (though it will be confusing for newcomers). A dragon adds some diversity to the fights, and, for the first time, a female hero is finally playable. Though the series first started as a rather mindless (but fun) brawler, it has added new layers as it's further polished the graphics, bringing a role-playing feel that gives it extra dimension. Also, though it falls short on some features, such as being able to brew your own potions, it remains the gold standard for iOS games and a triumphant finale for the trilogy.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$6.99
Release date:September 26, 2013
Category:Action Games
Topics:Adventures
Size:1526.00 MB
Publisher:Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
Version:1.0.4
Minimum software requirements:iOS 7.0 or later

This review of Infinity Blade III was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

  • Medieval battle game is too violent for young kids.
  • Action-heavy sword game adds depth; still for older teens.
  • Monkeys pop balloons in tower defense game; needs tutorial.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 12 years old November 18, 2013
 

Infinity blade at it's best.

The third game of the infinity blade series is filled with intense but non-graphic, no blood or gore violence. you play in a fantasy world and fight monsters.Fine for 12 and older.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old December 7, 2014
 
LEARNING
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent Written bygamer guide February 15, 2014
 
LEARNING

good game

sense i did pause it makes me do 9 and under i wanted to do up. But it doesn't have blood and one of the characters says hell once or twice. there is some creepy things in it and one VERY creepy thing because your battling monsters. but overall i would say 9 and up but maby 8 but i don't think so

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass