Tower defense games meet Angry Birds, with so-so results.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The pace of the game is not overwhelming, but the targeting accuracy of the weapons is less than ideal, which makes the game more difficult. 


Like most defense-style games, this app features a constant stream of enemies, whom players mow down with crossbows and catapults. Enemy troops grunt when they die, and there is mild blood. There are also explosions when buildings are destroyed. The blood and gore can be turned off in the options menu, however. 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Players can purchase in-game currency with real-world money (ranging from $1 to $30). A link on the main menu lists other games by the developer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Siegecraft is a defense-style game, where players use a crossbow and catapult to fight off oncoming enemy soldiers. The game defaults to a violent mode, which features blood and screams when enemies are hit, but parents can disable this in the main menu options. Parents should also be aware that players who want to take a shortcut to better weapons can buy in-game gold through in-app purchases that can range up to $30. The game features online multiplayer through Game Center, but no personal information is revealed other than the player's chosen username. Users can also share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Is it any good?


Unlike other defense games, which have you set up weapons that fire automatically, SIEGECRAFT instead takes a page from the Angry Birds playbook, with weapons that operate much like a slingshot and require constant user interaction. It's an interesting idea, but one that doesn't work as well as you'd hope. Aiming takes time -- too long, in many cases -- and it's not as precise as it needs to be for the game to be a smooth experience. Worse, the pacing has to be kept slow so players have a chance to re-aim their weapons. This, unfortunately, makes the game sometimes feel like it's dragging. 

On the upside, it's not a bad app by any means, and the low price point means people who take a chance won't be overly disappointed. The inclusion of a robust multiplayer mode is a nice touch as well. The more you play, though, the more you feel the game fell short of its potential.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:October 18, 2011
Category:Strategy Games
Size:97.80 MB
Publisher:Crescent Moon Games
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

This review of Siegecraft was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Star Wars Guide