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By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Slick, fast-paced, violent arena game is tag with monsters.

Game Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows , Xbox One 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+


age 8+

perfect for an 11 to 12 y/o kid.

there is some violence, but it is only pixels, and there's too much going on to focus on that.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This action game might seem simple, but the fast-paced action will keep you and your friends playing round after round for a long time. Although the game is exceedingly straightforward, there's a great tutorial to teach you the basics (how special moves work, how ghosts can possess traps and summon monsters). From there, you're off to the races maybe a minute or two after you've started and are enjoying the madcap goofy fun of the game. With only two buttons you need to worry about, the game never gets complicated or confusing. But it does remain hectic -- in a good way.

It's hard to find fault with Crawl, as the game has wisely kept its scope and ambitions in check. Which isn't at all to imply it's a simplistic or mindless game -- it's just that it does what it wants to do very well and knows better than to add any fat. With each session typically lasting 30 or 40 minutes, it's the perfect game to scratch an itch and (if you so choose) sink an afternoon or evening on. It's like good playground fun, played indoors and with your friends (or bots, if you so choose).

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