Parents' Guide to

Smash Cops

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Crashes are fiery but not grisly in racer with a twist.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

13 really

First off 13 is way too high I mean really you can crash into many cars which then burst into flames but there's no blood you don't even see the person in the cars your totaling and who couldn't just love giving out tickets (AKA wrecking cars with overdue meters) some might say its really short but with the content updates that add new missions and cars so you won't have to wait long for new stuff to do.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • 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 (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

SMASH COPS is a game that has a single focus, but it does the job so well that you might brush past some of its flaws. Pursuing fleeing criminals is always fun -- and there's a visceral thrill that comes with forcing them off the road. The app also eliminates any camera issues by letting players view the action from the point of view of a news helicopter -- a nice way to add an element of drama to the game.

The "push" control schematic is a unique one that takes a little getting used to, but works in the end. And the graphics are fantastic. The downside is the missions eventually take on a sameness that will either leave you wanting more or wondering what the fuss was about. The answer, in large part, will depend on how quickly you've completed them.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: February 3, 2012
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Publisher: Hutch
  • Version: 1.01.01
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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