Parents' Guide to

War Robots

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Pay-to-win mech battler rusts any fun in its gameplay.

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 65 parent reviews

age 10+


i really don't know what game these guys ate rating , magic spells , constant lag , horrible graphics ? let me please tell you this HAS to be an organized slanderous commie plot . none of these are true , sometimes i experience lag ..but what game doesn't ? i'm going to tell you the only problem i have with this game and it'z the pay to win folks , i hear some spend thousands a month to win , and unfortunately they do ..however it catches up to them . i know this is long ..but i was stunned at the reviews . this is a game i would not mind my child playing , there is no human kill simulation...cause there are no humans , no blood and if you become a good operator you can win playing for free , great game shoot'em up game out there period . check it out for yourself . you tube has tons of recorded battles available to watch ....decide for yourself ..thankz for your time , peAc3 , davis, excavator007 ( my war robots name )

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1 person found this helpful.
age 8+

It I a good game

I feel like it is a good game. Though it has guns, it is not a concern as there is no blood or anything a parent would disapprove of

This title has:

Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (65):
Kids say (47):

Though this game's been around for more than four years, the app version has significant issues that only the most dedicated robot fan will overlook. The most obvious issues for War Robots are the badly controlled AI for machines on the starter levels and a seeming lack of players. The app has nearly three million downloads, so why then do so many enemy teams play like, well - stupid robots? You could chalk that up to crummy controls. Most gamers know by now that virtual thumbsticks are simply a good means of raising your blood pressure. Still, that doesn't account for the way enemies stand and let themselves get shot. They don't often use cover or shoot back, so unless the developers are trying to make beginners feel like unstoppable war machines, something's seriously wrong.

As a result, working up to bigger and better robots is a chore. The first fifteen/twenty levels count as the "beginner" part of the game, and must be cleared before Clan Wars and the Workshop unlock. That's a downer, since Clans let you interact with other people, and the Workshop's where you get your hands on the really cool robots. Unless you want to spend some cash to speed things up, you're in for a lot of dumb-enemy shooting. On the upside, the different maps are interesting, so if you have bags of patience (or bags of money), higher levels could eventually mean better combat. Unfortunately, most app users are neither patient nor wealthy, and with the mountain of new apps coming out every day, they don't have to be. Ultimately, War Robots is the kind of app that attracts mech lovers of all stripes, but only rewards the most dedicated ones.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (Contains optional in-app purchases.)
  • Release date: April 14, 2014
  • Category: Action Games
  • Topics: Robots
  • Publisher: Pixonic Games LTD
  • Version: 3.9.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.1 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: June 19, 2018

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