Men in Black 3

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Running agency fun at first, but it's easy to lose interest.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Men in Black 3 wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

Easy to play with an up-front tutorial and lots of guidance. The arrows show players where to go next, and it's relatively easy to level up quickly. Loading the app itself as well as certain screens can be slow at times, and there have been some reported crashes.

Violence

The premise is battling aliens, so there are many of images of different weaponry, gun use, standoffs, and shooting. Agents say stuff like, "You're dead." When there's a killing, it's not overly gory, just a small explosion or alien green goo on the ground. Agents are "recruited" based on their ability in combat, physical skills, and intellect.

Sex

Some risque dress (very short shorts, for example) on women in the background scenes on the app. The female agent player's character, however, dresses conservatively in a pencil skirt and jacket.

Language

The word "damn" is used. Also, characters say things in the heat of battle like "you're dead."

Consumerism

In-app purchases (for "T-Pulses" or Credits) are somewhat confusing and cost anywhere from $1.99 to $99.99. It's not made clear exactly what can and cannot be done with (or without) the in-app purchases, leaving players wondering how far they can get in the free game without a purchase. A tab for "more free games" exists on all screens. The Columbia Pictures logo appears on the main intro screen and, of course, the entire app is a quasi-ad for the movie.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Men in Black 3 is the "official" game of the movie sequel that puts players in charge of the MIB agency. By building structures, recruiting agents, and battling aliens, players explore a virtual New York City in both 1969 and 2012 and save mankind. Players can also invite friends via Gameloft LIVE and Facebook and help each other during fights. In-app purchases run from $1.99 to $99.99. MIB III movie fans will see lots of recognizable characters and movie references.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8, 10, and 12 year old Written byHolly M. July 7, 2018

A tad racey

A major french kissing scene in the first 2 minutes where the guy sticks his abnormally long tongue into a girls mouth. This is not listed in the sex notes.. bu... Continue reading
Adult Written byLousie M. June 6, 2018
Kid, 12 years old May 31, 2013

Gruesome

Whoever rated this movie PG must be purposely trying to scare young children. Am 13 and found some parts in movie scary and wierd, aliens head ripped off and us... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byUltimateMovieRe... August 6, 2018
Probably the best in the series also if i was to de-age Agent K(Tommy Lee Jones)i would imagine him as josh brolin played him.

What's it about?

The Men in Black 3 app puts players in charge of building an MIB agency, choosing and training agents, and battling aliens in two different time periods, 1969 and 2012. A lot of the game surrounds building structures, making choices, using weapons, and killing aliens. When the aliens die, they just sort of \"poof!\" and players see green slime.

Is it any good?

The graphics in the Men in Black 3 app are beautiful, and navigating this game is so easy -- instructions and arrows guide or point players everywhere -- that experienced game players may find this game fun at first but quickly boring. Yet it's not completely suitable for younger players, either, with language that includes "damn" and "you're dead" and lots of weaponry, as well as in-app purchases that run from $1.99 to $99.99. That said, MIB 3 movie fans will enjoy the recognizable characters and movie references.

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