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My Talking Tom 2

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Simple virtual cat sim packed full of ads, bathroom humor.

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age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 9+

Constant nagging, packed with ads.

My 4 year old downloaded this app and I don't understand it at all. It constantly pops up notifications and then bombards my child with ads and in-app purchase requests. I heard some fart noises coming from his phone and looked over to see a cartoon cat sitting on a toilet. I disabled it on his kids mode app because an app made geared toward children should be teaching them something constructive and the only things I've seen this app teach are bathroom humor and conspicuous consumption, and it should definitely be ad-free.
age 7+

Nagging App encourages my child to constantly pick up device

Cute graphics, simple interface, but before I turned off the default notifications, this app was constantly nagging my child to attend to the cat. And even after I turned off the notifications, there were still tasks my child felt obligated to do. Perhaps this is just not my type of app for a child (that to do well in it, you need increased attention).

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used 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 (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

While small children will find this virtual pet adorable, anyone older will not, and everyone will be really annoyed by all the ads. In My Talking Tom 2, you have to take care of a cartoonish cat. You have to feed him, clothe him, bathe him, take him to the bathroom, and occasionally take his picture. Which is fine if you're a little kid or someone uninterested in being challenged intellectually or reflexively. That is, until all the ads kick in. With random video ads, banner ads along the top of the screen, and a constant urgency to buy things, this will probably annoy even the most materialistic of children. Sure, buying him sunglasses and cheese is fun for a little while, but with little else to do, this gets tiresome rather quickly. Even the mini-games aren't interesting for long. Also, while it may make kids think they want a real cat, it will make parents remember why that would be a really bad idea. Especially when they have to take the furball to the bathroom and he passes a ton of gas. For all of these reasons, My Talking Tom 2 should be put in time out.

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