Star Wars: Force Arena

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Deep yet simplified card battler has widespread appeal.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Ease of Play

Deep, complicated card-based strategy takes time to learn, more to master.

Violence

While you use guns, explosives, lightsabers to defeat your enemies, there's no blood, gore.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Real money can be used to buy card packs, other boosts. Latest spin-off in Star Wars franchise, which spans movies, TV shows, toys, games, more.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Star Wars: Force Arena is an online card-based strategic battle game. Players use characters from the Star Wars movies, cartoons, and comics to fight for dominance. But while you do use guns, explosives, and lightsabers to dispatch your enemies, there's no blood, gore, or dismemberment. There's communication between enemy combatants, but it's limited to emoji-looking character icons and such short, predetermined messages as "Good Game." But there are plenty of ways to spend real money, including for new cards, as well as other boosts. Read the app's privacy policy in the game's Settings menu or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLegendary M21 July 18, 2018

Amazing game play

This game is so fun, with strategy and decision making, building your own army, to have the best vicious deck. I give this game a 9.5 out of 10 cause there is a... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byMstutz May 4, 2017

Characters

I think that Star Wars force arena should include Padme amid all and Ashoka tano
Kid, 10 years old May 9, 2017

Great easy game!

This game is quite easy to play. You don't need to know about Star Wars to play it. Strategy will come in once you get to harder players, and it might get... Continue reading

What's it about?

In the non-canonical STAR WARS: FORCE ARENA, characters from the entire saga -- including the original trilogy's Princess Leia, Rogue One's K-2SO, Kanan Jarrus from Rebels, and others -- go head to head in strategic battles that are set in locations taken from the movies, books, comics, and cartoons. But aside from the good-vs.-evil conflict that has always driven this saga, there are no other story elements.

Is it any good?

By combining this sci-fi saga with the gameplay of a strategic card-combat game, this online battle game will entice fans of both. In Star Wars: Force Arena, you have to battle other players online using a mix of real-time strategy and planning. Playing as such familiar faces as Darth Vader, Rogue One's Jyn Erso, or even a lesser known but still loved character such as Doctor Aphra from the comics, you have to take out turrets and a shield generator so your bombers can destroy the enemy's base. Playing from an aerial perspective, and from both sides of the Force, you tap the screen to move characters into attack position, while also calling in reinforcements and bombing runs by tapping on their corresponding cards. The game also does a good job of explaining the mechanics, which is especially helpful since this might appeal to Star Wars fans unfamiliar with the card-battle genre.

That said, hard-core card-battle fans may feel the game's mechanics have been simplified too much. Also, people who don't play well with others, or those with no or poor internet connections, will lament that there's no single-player or story-driven solo mode. But for people who enjoy both the Star Wars saga and strategic card-battle games, Star Wars: Force Arena will keep you engaged until Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out in December 2017.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about managing your money. Do you think it's worth it to spend real money to get different cards for this game, or can you just wait until you earn them from playing well?

  • Talk about careful planning. To win at this game, you have to be smart and strong, so how can strategy and planning help you win?

  • Discuss Star Wars books and comics. If you've seen all the movies and all the episodes of Rebels, are you interested in reading the books and comics as well? Why, or why not?

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