Parents' Guide to

PK XD - Explore the Universe

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kid-safe virtual world with in-app purchases.

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 6+

This game is absolutely great! I even play with my 6 year old kid. With every update it's even more fun! They always have a lot of updates and events going on. I really enjoy the game, and its completely safe for kids. My child plays this game everyday, its an obsession
age 6+

Best game ever!

My son and daughter 8 and 13 love this game. To be honest I have even played. Also I made a mistake registering and lost all my daughter's things in the game, I got ahold of them and they responded and fixed everything. They were so kind. I'm so thankful for that. Keep up the good work guys, and we love all the fun updates. I just wish we didn't get the same pets sometimes, it seems like we keep getting the same pets we already have. That's my only complaint. Thank u!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (24 ):

This safer-for-kids virtual world has lots to explore and customize, but there are purchases. Kids who are interested in virtual worlds should easily find plenty to in PK XD - Explore the Universe. There are a variety of settings to hang out in, from schools and parks and towns. And there's lots to decorate, like outfits and homes. There are also lots of opportunities to make in-app purchases: Parents should be prepared to handle requests to spend real money. PK XD - Explore the Universe's restrictions on chat might frustrate kids, but the canned, pre-set language is a safe way to let them communicate. For example, kids can ask, "Where are you from?" but replies are limited to continents. It's disappointing that any user can enter your virtual home, but the limits on chat options helps make that more annoying than unsafe. Closing out of the app is tricky the first time, but kids just need to swipe from the line at the bottom of the screen. Given that virtual playgrounds are popular with kids, but aren't always safe spaces, PK XD - Explore the Universe strikes a good balance between creative exploration and safety.

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