Parents' Guide to

Rules of Survival

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Awkward online shooter best left only to mature players.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+

+15 IS GOOD CAUSE I DON'T TRUST KIDS CAUSE THEY JUST WANT A WAY TO FIND THE GAME EASY AND THEY GO TO OPEN SOME CHEATS.
age 9+

Very good

A rather unfair review. I see no violence or anything that would put me of giving children this game. This game (apart from the obvious fact that there is guns) there is no blood or rude language I let 7 year old son play this game and am very happy with it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Thanks to its awkward controls, this take on the popular battle royale kind of online shooter doesn't work as well as its computer and console counterparts. Like the wildly popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Rules of Survival is a third-person, last-person-standing shooter in which you and 119 other online players get dropped into a war zone and, after (hopefully) locating weapons and armor, have to battle it out until only one person remains. As time goes on, the battlefield slowly shrinks -- being caught outside of it is deadly -- while the risk of being caught in a random bombing increases. But while this kind of Hunger Games-esque online shooter can be fun, it works much, much better when you have a controller and don't have to use the typically awkward controls that undermine nearly every third-person shooter on tablets. It also doesn't help that the battlefields are so large that it takes forever to find anyone to shoot: It's possible to go 5-10 minutes before you see any other players. The game also takes an unusually long time to load and occasionally suffers from glitches that make it stutter. Which is why Rules of Survival doesn't, well, rule.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 18, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: NetEase Games
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: July 26, 2021

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