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Kendall and Kylie

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Crass, shallow sim rewards all the wrong choices.

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The one good thing in this sim about social climbing and purchases is its built-in social network: It's nice that playing this game doesn't necessarily require sharing to real social media. That being said, the app is entirely about self-promotion, and its missions demand that users lie, flirt, and otherwise misbehave to earn more followers or in-app currency. Though it's nice that you can customize your avatar and make him or her seem less overtly sexual, the themes are pretty adult: One option in conversation is to go out for a drink with someone, and every time you take on a new quest, you're encouraged to change clothes and find something nicer to wear. Though it's initially entertaining to see how the app works and where its missions take you, it's incredibly frustrating to discover what it expects of young women who are only expected to look pretty, flirt with boys, and make fleeting friendships in the name of ever-increasing popularity. Though teens may be drawn to the famous names and cute art, look elsewhere to celebrate friendship and fashion.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (free to download, with in-app purchases with prices from $2.98 to $68.98)
  • Release date: February 20, 2016
  • Category: Simulation Games
  • Publisher: Glu Games Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 3.0 and up
  • Last updated: August 9, 2021

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