My Talking Tom 2

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Simple virtual cat sim packed full of ads, bathroom humor.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

Game uses simple touch controls, though half the fun is figuring out how it works, which may be frustrating to really young gamers.

Violence
Sex

Though not shown in a graphic way, you do see the cat using the toilet, during which he often farts -- loudly.

Language
Consumerism

Players can get in-game currency by playing, watching ads, or using real money, and the credits can then be used to buy new clothes, furniture, food, other items. Also banner ads along top of screen, video ads that pop up randomly, and buttons that bring up ads for other games. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that My Talking Tom 2 is a virtual pet simulator for iOS and Android devices. In it, you have to take care of a cartoonish cat -- one that farts, uses the toilet (which you see, without graphic detail), and sometimes has a booger hanging off his nose. Players can earn in-game credits by playing, paying for them with real money, or watching ads, and said credits are used to buy new outfits and housewares as well as food for the kitty. There are also banner ads across the top of some screens, buttons that will bring up video ads, and random video ads. Otherwise, there's no inappropriate content in the game. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared, and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 and 12 year old Written byShopkins1230 November 15, 2018

Fun but glitchy

Very glitchy on kids’ Nabi 2’s
Kid, 12 years old November 21, 2018

What's it about?

As with most virtual pet simulations, MY TALKING TOM 2 doesn't have a story. Instead, you just have to take care of a cartoonish cat by feeding him, keeping him clean, taking him to the bathroom when nature calls, and buying him cute outfits and cool furniture so you can pose him for funny photos.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about advertising. Does it seem like My Talking Tom 2 has a lot of advertisements? Does that ever get frustrating? Why do you think this was included as a feature of the game?

  • In My Talking Tom 2, you can feed your cat healthy fruits and vegetables or unhealthy cookies and cupcakes. Which do you think is better for your cat? And which do you think is better for you?

  • Does My Talking Tom 2 give you some understanding of what it takes to be a pet owner? Do you still want a cat?

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