Parents' Guide to

Pixel Gun 3D

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Decent action shooter with loads of privacy concerns.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 58 parent reviews

age 10+

Great game but beware in app purchases

If you’re kids are mature enough to handle the chat feature or you know how to turn it off, that won’t be a problem. I got this for my kids when they were too young to play fort nite. It has Minecraft or roblox style violence, not graphic. My 10 and 13 year olds play together. Bad part, I gave my son an iTunes gift card to make in app purchases, but 1. Because there were no confirmation windows and 2. Because they company didn’t give what they advertised, my son kept clicking on things and quickly overspent. Never, never allow in app purchases on this app or you’ll be on the phone to apple requesting a refund.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
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age 12+

Scam and rip off

My 5 year old son managed to download this to my phone and run up a £300 bill . I was told by Google pay that I had to get in touch with the app company which I did , only to be ignored several times . I had them redflagged with Google but am still waiting for my refund . Don't use this app company , they're scammers .l
1 person found this helpful.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (58 ):
Kids say (110 ):

As a multiplayer shooter for adults PIXEL GUN 3D isn't bad. It has a robust multiplayer community, and, although the controls have the same limitations as many mobile shooters, they're not bad. The weapon selection is moderate and the maps are small, but it's a fun diversion for a few minutes.

For kids, though, this is a game rife with potential problems. The open chat and messaging system aren't screened, which could result in inappropriate conversations, bullying, or worse. And it's a game that's solely about killing, without even the smoke screen of a higher purpose. The Minecraft-like graphics might make the game appealing to younger players, but it's definitely inappropriate for them.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire
  • Pricing structure: Free (Coins, which allow the player to unlock new skins and items, can be purchased with real-world funds in amounts ranging from $1 to $100.)
  • Release date: September 17, 2014
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Alex Krasnov
  • Version: 7.1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
  • Last updated: August 15, 2016

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