Parents' Guide to

The Maze Runner

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Film fans will like fresh take on endless-runner games.

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The running-game genre is a natural tie-in for a film called The Maze Runner, but the game's developers did a bit more than simply copy what everyone else has done. There's running, jumping, and sliding, of course, but you're not being chased this time. You're racing the clock and yourself, looking for clues that help you advance. That makes your on-screen position critical, something that isn't always the case in similar games where there aren't obstacles in your path.

The cost to unlock popular characters is exorbitant, though, and it's particularly frustrating that players can't earn in-game currency to unlock them. Even with the refinements this game offers, running games are hardly novel entertainment these days. Fans of the series will probably enjoy The Maze Runner a lot more than anyone else who plays it.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: September 17, 2014
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: PikPok
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
  • Last updated: July 12, 2020

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