Parents' Guide to

PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun but cynical YouTuber sim; watch in-app buys, privacy.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Great game.

It is a good game however there is very mild sex and swearing such as the s--t word, it does have ease of play and I would recommend 8+ if supervised.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
age 9+

Can get expensive if you make in-app purchases.

I personally think that this game is very enjoyable and I would not consider it to be addictive as I don't spend too many hours playing it. Being honest, if the player has access to a credit card it could be harmful to their bank account if they decide to make purchases within the game. Like, think of how many G-Fuels someone can get with that money! Seriously though, apart from the money, this game should not be so much of a concern.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (11):

Tweens and teens will love this superficial peek into the life of a "Tuber," but be aware that it's mostly about making and spending money -- both within the game and real life. To be clear, this game is pretty appealing: It's fun and addicting to upload videos, gain subscribers, earn bux, and fill your room with increasingly cool furniture. Even the time-wasting pug pinball game is amusing while you wait for new shipments to arrive. Still, it's telling that this game is less about creating the content than it is about making money and acquiring new things. Video making is almost an afterthought: You pick from some preselected titles and earn viewers and subscribers based on the trending topics you follow and boosts you earn or buy, but that's really the only time content creation happens. In terms of gameplay, that's fine, but be prepared to feel a little cynical since it seems like being a YouTuber is more about money and influence than it is about creating high-quality content. Also, PewDiePie's trademark profanity and irreverence are on full display here throughout the in-app instructions and within the gameplay, so parents who object to that content should beware. Of course, there are ads and lots of potential in-app purchases, so set expectations about spending money accordingly.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (with optional in-app purchases from $.99 to $99.99)
  • Release date: October 5, 2016
  • Category: Simulation Games
  • Publisher: Outerminds Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: October 18, 2019

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