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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Multiplayer shooter with nonstop violence; no blood or gore.

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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 5 parent reviews

age 11+

In app purchase without authorization

My son purchase one of the limit edition gun and then all the others weapon just got purchased within the next 24 hours without authorization from us and the bill choke up to almost $200 until we got a call from the credit card officer and we had no choice but to cancel the card. This is very scary as we are not able to cancel the purchase but no choice to foot the bill. Parents, please be aware!
age 8+

Cartoony Shooter is Really Fun, but Addictive

The cartoon violence is akin to what we saw growing up with Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd. No blood, no cursing, but a variety of weapons, armor and health items to save funny money for. Of course the game dangles all these really cool and beneficial upgrades in front of you that cost real money, so you'll find yourself telling your 8-year-old "no" quite a bit, but in moderation, I think this is a rather benign shooter. You're still shooting a lot of cartoony people as the main goal though.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

While Respawnables isn't exactly unique, Zynga does a pretty good of taking the best elements from shooters like Team Fortress and Battlefield Heroes and bringing them to the mobile world. And the multiplayer mode seems fairly robust, with a notable number of players.

The game's graphics are a bit janky, though. And the big push for in-app purchases is not only off-putting, it also results in a skewed gameplay balance. That said, the game doesn't severely penalize players for dying -- and it's good mindless fun in short bursts.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 20, 2012
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Zynga
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 18, 2016

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