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Common Sense Media says

Gruesome crime scenes become Facebook hidden-object puzzles.

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Kid, 12 years old October 4, 2013
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12
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No younger than 12...

I like this game and I sometimes play it but it can be a little boring and it can be quite gruesome.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written byDangerRanger101 June 13, 2014
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16
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LEARNING

Fun game, can be very upsetting

This is one of my favorite Facebook games of all time because the mysteries are very intruiging and it gives you a good feeling since you as the player are the one solving these murder mysteries and bringing the killers to justice. The game is highly supportive of doing the right thing because the player is stricly on the side of good and they stand for justice. There are also a lot of good role models. The members of your team are always there and will do whatever it takes to help solve the cases. Sometimes even the suspects of the cases help steer you in the right direction or even find clues. However make no mistake, this game is not for everyone. The murders can be intense with very realstic depictions of blood and other things I wish not to mention. Also this game did such a good job with its characters that you can become very attatched to them and you will be upset if one of them gets murdered or murders someone else. I've even had to stop playing it because it can get very upsetting. There's also quite a bit of language in the game that you might not want your kids to use. Drugs are also a bit of a problem. Sometimes, just like in real life, the police have to deal with drug dealers. However, this is a lesser problem because these problems are handled well. Overal this is a very fun and easy game but it isn't for everyone. If you're really young or are very sensitive, like me, this game could be upsetting. But if you want to play than go ahead because it's very fun and might even inspire you to become a police officer.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written bydeniser1 December 15, 2014
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17
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LEARNING

Not Fact Based But Entertaining

There is nothing in this game that really has anything to do with problem solving skills. In crime scene after crime scene you are simply pointing out memorized objects in a room or area or putting them in order or putting a scene back together on a timer. It's entertaining and the "solving" of the crimes can be entertaining but you are not the one really solving them. You just get points for each scene. The more points you get and the faster you get them the faster you "solve" the crime. As you go further up in level there are more "lab" tests which take more "hours" to get back unless, of course, you pay real cash to get them faster. So, even though you can get "energy" by having a lot of "friends" on your team, the makers of the game and face book games are still looking for a way to get real money from you. Or you will be waiting 24 hours for your "Autopsy" (and one "crime" had a person and THREE DOGS autopsied, no kidding) then they will have you "find" something else needing "tested" (which can test as "lipstick in a REAL lab in 5 minutes, you get it back in 12 hours unless you pay $24 face book dollars which cost you around $2 in real terms. Then, it's gruesome crime scenes so I can't really recommend for younger children or sensitive persons. And your favorite sweet personality WILL end up either being killed or the killer eventually. Finally, it's NOT educational. In the killing in the Amish area, when one young lady takes poison, they rush the girl to the hospital and put her in an "induced coma" (you would NEVER do this with someone who ingested poison, you keep them AWAKE, I'm a retired nurse) while the POLICE lab takes 12 hours (unless you pay them $24 face book dollars) to "test the poison and see what it is (like a poison victim HAS 12 hours post ingestion???) No, you immediately drop a tube, pump that stomach and see what you have. So, it's NOT educational. And that is just one of the many glaring errors. But it's entertaining if you accept that it is not even remotely realistic.
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Safety and privacy concerns