Parents' Guide to

Criminal Case

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Gruesome crime scenes become Facebook hidden-object puzzles.

Game Facebook 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

Gruesome Cases and Inappropriate

Even though this is an cartoon game, I still found it to be quite violent, gruesome and scary due to how some of the cases are. The cases are using really scary, unrealistic and exaggerated deaths/ killings and reason for the crime, that make you anxious and scared of it. As someone with severe anxiety, this triggered it heavily with thoughts of "what if this happens to me?", and extremely afraid and worried of it occuring in real life. There are far too many ads and asking of money for their "products". I use to enjoy it years ago, until I played further and discovered more cases with horrific deaths, images of the victims and scary reasons for the murder. This has honestly traumatised me, as the thought of these gruesome and scary murders has made me anxious. I HATE THIS GAME!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Level Up

Right now I’m playing 3 of the games. However the level up is a little unfair. I went in and after my spins I had 160 energy right after me first star I got a level up. It was not added to the energy I already have it just set me back to 110. Why is the level up not just added to what is already in energy

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (4):

Criminal Case is a polished hidden-object game with interesting mystery stories built around each chapter of seek-and-find gameplay. But the game suffers from pacing issues. It takes many play-throughs of the same handful of scenes (albeit with a new list of randomized items to find each time) before the player unlocks enough stars to move things forward. The story also drags due to having to wait several hours of real-time to receive certain lab reports. Unless you're willing to pay to speed things up, Criminal Case will be a slow-moving experience.

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