Order & Chaos Online



WoW-like fantasy MMORPG conducive to family play.

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Ease of play

Controls are relatively simple. Moving across the landscape and targeting can be a little tricky given the small real estate available, but it gets easier with practice. The camera follows over your character's shoulder.


The game contains fantasy violence with player avatars killing monsters, animals, other humans and each other in duels with magic, swords, knives, and other weapons.


Player avatars can be stripped down to their underwear.


Mild in-game text adds color or describes quests.


Players can use real money to buy in-game currency through in-app purchases. The currency is used for a variety of things, including teleports and reviving fallen friends.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Although there are inns and taverns in the game, players cannot buy drinks.

Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. The text filter is weak, and there is little evidence of moderators online. Players can speak in three channels: global (which is broadcast to everyone in game), local, and private.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Order & Chaos Online is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) with similarities to World of Warcraft -- including the requirement of killing things to advance in the game. Parents also need to know that the default text filter is easy to get around, and a lot of "trash talk" happens in global chat -- which can be turned off. A monthly subscription is required to play the game, and it has to be played over Wi-Fi, not the device's data plan.

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ORDER & CHAOS ONLINE is an amazingly full-featured MMORPG that can be incredibly fun for a family to play together, talking to each other as they play; texting is hard to do while trying to navigate or fight in the game. Characters are typical for a fantasy MMO, with four different races and classes making for a lively mix. The game looks very much like World of Warcraft -- but brighter -- and looks incredibly sharp on the iPhone.

The game does contain player vs. player areas that players have to traverse beginning around level 20, and players can be "griefed" or attacked repeatedly by much higher level characters, but since launch there have already been some changes to gameplay to relieve the situation. One benefit of this being an online game is that development continues, content gets added, and the game improves.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Subscription price:$.99 a month, $1.99 for 3 months, $2.99 for 6 months
Release date:April 27, 2011
Category:Role Playing Games
Size:589.00 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1.3 or later, Android 2.2 and up

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDrayoc May 21, 2012


This is a fun adventurous game with vast landscapes to explore and countless quests to accept. The purpose of the game is to level up by getting experience from doing various things, collecting resources and fighting enemies. The more you level up, the better weapons and armor you can use. With this, you can explore different landscapes and fight stronger enemies. You can team up with other players, and there is a chat. The chat doesn't block cussing, but it is rarely used, and people rarely take the time to type a swear word. There is no Profanity in the actual save the very occasional d**ned. It's basically a port of world of warcraft for ios. It's pretty fun. I would suggest it to anyone twelve and up. Parent's, many of you have heard that world of warcraft is the most addicting game in existence. It's not. Plus, this isn't quite as fun. It is as good as a mmorpg get's on a mobile device. Get it.
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Too much swearing


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