Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

App review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Accessible strategy role-play with addictively fun combat.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 11 reviews

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

Ease of Play

Easy to start for new players, but challenging to keep interest. 


Point of game is fighting battles against AI and other players: Heroes are shot, stabbed, and lightsabered during battle, but there's no blood, and beaten heroes simply vanish.


Game design encourages in-app purchases, and infrequent reminders urge players to go to the in-game store. Tied to Star Wars franchise.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is a turn-based strategy combat game where players create squads of heroes and send them into battle. Combat is cartoonish and contains no blood or other graphically violent effects. Unlike other Star Wars properties, there's no story or message to speak of, and players collect and use heroes from both the light and dark sides. The game is free to play with in-game purchases. Read the app's privacy poilcy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCool Arrow October 4, 2018

Huge disappointing ripoff

I sent a lot of time and money building characters up and they are easily defeated by weaker program controlled characters. It takes different types of game cur... Continue reading
Adult Written byㅤ ㅤ October 10, 2017

Money grabbing grind fest that will leave you feeling like utter crap.

Avoid this game at all costs. Imagine this:
Each character has 6 gears slots, each gear slot requires up to 5 items for each piece of gear, and some gear requir... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old September 30, 2020

Paywall is easy to avoid.

Yes there is a paywall, but it simple to avoid, you just have to actually get up and PLAY. I have about half the characters and I have been playing on this acco... Continue reading

What's it about?

STAR WARS: GALAXY OF HEROES begins in a cantina with a Twi'lek guide instructing players about the rules of gameplay: An efficient tutorial teaches players how to build squads and train and equip heroes and then opens the gates to countless dark and light side-arena battles, both against the AI and other players. Battles are turn-based and take place in familiar locations such as the deserts of Tatooine or the stately rooms of Coruscant. While fighting against iconic enemies like Tusken Raiders, Jawas, and Imperial Guards, using special attacks like Force Lightning and Wookiee Rage earns you credits and gear that you can use to upgrade your heroes to unbeatable levels. Kids can also purchase items in-app to help their progress.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the power and attraction of good and evil. Why do you think some people are drawn to the light side and others to the dark side? 

  • Discuss Star Wars' enduring legacy. What it is that makes Star Wars appeal to both parents and children? 

  • Set expectations for in-app purchases before downloading. Is it OK to buy? If so, how much?

App details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love Star Wars and strategy

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