Parents' Guide to

Nicki Minaj: The Empire

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sim with substance worthy of rap diva; pressure to spend.

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age 2+

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age 2+


Not good

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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (3):

Despite some mindless tasks and the pressure to use in-app purchases, this rap-mogul simulation is addictive and fun and offers opportunities for creativity. Nicki Minaj: The Empire does what Kim Kardashian: Hollywood failed to do: provide an interesting and substantive simulation of rising in a difficult industry. Is it realistic? Not really. But the story makes some sense and you have more to worry about than your appearance (although style does count!). The addition of the Beatbook social network experience makes it less kid-friendly but adds a social dimension that teens will appreciate. But perhaps the best aspect is being encouraged to write and record your own rap songs. It makes you feel more connected to the game experience. Though there's still a lot of sitting around waiting to get enough energy for the next Quest and not a lot of decisions to be made within Quests themselves, most kids won't mind this at all. They'll be busy practicing their rapping skills so they can try to catch the eye (and ear) of Nicki Minaj.

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