Parents' Guide to

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Accessible strategy role-play with addictively fun combat.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 16+

Acceptable for adults, dangerous for children; Ultimately Gambling engine

This game is simple and fun, but beyond the core mechanics, all the development of this game focuses on compelling players to pay very large sums of money. Not every player will fall into this trap; most do not, but the goal of the game is to lure the few susceptible players that will spend thousands of dollars every year into habituated spending. The ideal target for this tactic is a child, so I strongly believe allowing children to play this game is as safe as allowing a child to play with a pack of cigarettes or wander around a casino with their college fund in their pocket. Remember, if you create an account, it will have instant access to online purchasing, so unless you are sure your child can resist marketing designed by behaviourists , there is a large risk of allowing a corporation to groom your child into a gambling addict. I play and enjoy the game, but I would never let my kids play it.
age 2+

Waste of time, and money

This game takes advantage of kids and adults by preventing players game progression by requiring money for crystals to compete. Game developers should be fired for fraud waste and abuse of people.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • 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.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Star Wars fans, behold the perfect strategy-game companion to the latest film in the franchise. This elegant little app makes it all too easy to spend hours collecting, equipping, training, and upgrading in the quest to create the galaxy's most formidable team of dark or light side heroes. Graphics are great, and official Star Wars sound effects and music are bound to get your pulse racing. Combat is cartoony and doesn't dilute the fun with blood or dead bodies. Young kids will love the easy one-touch controls and autoplay mode, and older kids will love customizing their heroes and moving up the leaderboard. Though it takes some time (and possibly money) to unlock the most popular heroes, this highly entertaining game offers all the fun and excitement of the best Star Wars films in one sleek, free-to-play package.

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