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Parents' Guide to

Pandemic 2.5

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Aim is to kill off humans with disease in slow, passive app.

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Pandemic 2.5 is based on a fairly old but addictive web-based Flash game. Unfortunately, the appeal of that workday distraction doesn't carry over well to the iOS system, since it's ultimately a very passive game. Planning and building the disease can be interesting, but waiting for it to grow quietly is hardly thrilling, even when the game is in a fast-forward mode.

Worse, the lack of a decent tutorial makes the game confusing to first time players. While players who are curious can read a word-heavy instruction sheet, this isn't a "pick up and play" game. If you can get past that admittedly large barrier, though -- and aren't looking for an adrenaline rush -- this could be a concept that captures your imagination.

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