Sorority Life

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
Sorority Life App Poster Image

Product no longer available

Multiplayer Facebook-linked app has contact from strangers.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Playing successfully is just a matter of making sure you have all the proper requirements before attempting a mission.

Violence

No violence is shown in this text-based adventure, but (very strangely) you can "fight" other sorority girls. This is a massively multiplayer game in which you can choose to attack -- or can be attacked by -- another player at any time. The text will just say there was a fight and tell who won or lost, and what penalties or rewards resulted from the attack.

Sex

There's nothing graphic, but you can "buy" boyfriends, and dates are among the many missions you can perform. Also, some of the clothing you can buy for your avatar is slightly revealing in nature.

Language

No bad language in the official game text, but you never know what another player may write to you in a message.

Consumerism

You can buy -- with real money -- extra brownie points. Brownie points allow you to make gains within the game, like earning new sisters for your house.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that SORORITY LIFE is really a Facebook app with a mobile component. You won't be able to run the mobile app without also installing the app on a Facebook account. The game is a massively multiplayer role-playing game in which players shop, dress an avatar, and play missions to increase their popularity and influence. The missions are all text-based and are mostly innoccuous events like throwing a Freshman mixer or a arranging a movie night with friends, however some involve dating. There are also some Facebook-only missions that involve gambling. The most bizarre aspect of the game is the ability to fight with other players (this, too, is text-based and therefore, not graphic). Parents should be aware that random strangers can "fight" with your children in the game and send them messages as they do.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAugustus7669 July 21, 2011

WARNING!!!!!!!

TO ALL GOOD PARENTS: The Sorority Life game in itself is innocent enough. However, due to the players of the game (a lot of them adult) it is a game full of the... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old June 10, 2010

perfect!!! 10+

I love this game. its fun and girly. its like perfect for me.
Teen, 14 years old Written byLA4LIFE December 21, 2010

Is it any good?

Sorority Life offers a little more than most social app games of its ilk. Playing "missions" is still nothing more than making sure you have the necessary requirements and then clicking a button. The shopping and avatar dress-up aspects add a new element, and with the game's theme, they don't feel tacked-on or extraneous. It's annoying that you're forced to play some missions through Facebook, but the Facebook-only missions are actually what makes this a better app than, say, Ninjas Live. On Facebook, some of the missions are played out through real games -- hidden object puzzles, match-three puzzles, slot machine gambling, etc. -- and flesh out an otherwise thin game world. The fighting aspect is very bizarre, though, and feels utterly gratuitous.

App details

Our editors recommend

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

See how we rate

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

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate