Parents' Guide to

World War Doh: Real Time PVP

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Decent but unnecessarily bloody tower defense game.

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Though it has a certain appeal, it also has some needless violence that undermines what could've been a fun game for younger players. In World War Doh: Real Time PVP, two dictators -- who are also brothers -- go to war on small battlefields, with you deciding where your gun-toting character goes, what they shoot, and what sidekicks and armaments join them. Plus, you have towers that can heal you or make you temporarily more powerful (assuming your enemy doesn't destroy them first). And things just get crazier from there. Not only can you call in airstrikes, set up turrets, or deploy troops that include stinging bugs, but you have a Godzilla-like monster at your disposal. All of which you'll need, given that your fight isn't just against your brother, it's against some another online player of this game who has the same kind of arsenal.

The thing is, as entertaining as this can be, it's hard not to see how much better it could've been. And not just if they changed the "Doh" in the name to "D'oh" and made this a Simpsons game. No, it's partially because the controls are imprecise, and sometimes require you to get really close to someone before you can attack them. This also has a rather unnecessary amount of graphic gore -- such as seeing Godzilla's insides when he's cut in half, or the bones of your sockets when your limbs are blown off -- that keeps this otherwise silly and cartoon game from being appropriate for teens and tweens, both of whom would appreciate this more than serious-minded adults. Still, if you enjoy tower defense games, mindless violence, and sibling rivalries that go too far, World War Doh: Real Time PVP is a half-way decent way to wage war.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (free with ads and microtransactions)
  • Release date: September 6, 2022
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Publisher: Jam City
  • Version: 1.7.91
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 13.0 or later; Android 6.0 and up
  • Last updated: September 26, 2022

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