Digimon Masters Online

Common Sense Media says

Mild online game based on cartoon will appeal to fans.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Quests given in the world task players to keep the world safe. Players provide assistance in research and even rescue lost children.

Positive role models

There are scientists and other respectable adults in the world such as teachers. Kids assist these characters when they take on quests.

Ease of play

Movement and combat are easily learned, but some of the other systems in the game -- such as evolving pets and player governance over small areas of the world -- are more complex.


Players' avatars do not participate in combat, but their pets do. Weapons such as swords and futuristic laser pistols are used, but violence is depicted in cartoony (Manga) fashion. When defeated, enemies simply fall down and disappear. There is no blood or gore.

Not applicable

Bad language has not been coded into the game, but it is set in an online world that allows communication between players. There is a text filter, but creative language could get past it.


The game is free to download and play, but kids will see advertising for "specials" in the cash shop on the loading screen.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

This game supports text communication between players. It employs a default language filter that cannot be turned off, but there is potential for players to exchange personal information.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Digimon Masters Online is an online multiplayer game based on the popular Japanese manga cartoon series of the same name. It's geared for ages 13 and above, but will be attractive to any kids that enjoy the series. It offers a mix of pet-simulation and combat in a wide open world where kids will meet other avatars controlled by players of all ages. The game supports filtered text communication between players.

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What's it about?

DIGIMON MASTERS ONLINE is the original Digimon storyline come to life in an online world. Players select a partner Digimon and grow and evolve it by battling enemy Digimon. Like other monster collection games, another primary goal is to collect as many other Digimons -- known as Mecernary Digimons -- as possible. As players and their Digimon level up, the Digimons acquire new abilities and forms. Players can also participate in player-formed groups known as guilds where kids with good leadership skills can shine.

Is it any good?


Kids who enjoy the Digimon story, world, and games will likely love playing in an online world where they can meet and talk with other kids who are Digimon fans. The premise is simple enough -- use your Digimon to battle others, grow them, and collect Digimon eggs to hatch other Digimon. The game can be "grindy" as kids may have to do a lot to get the materials to hatch these eggs, and the process may fail, resulting in a loss of materials and the egg.

The good thing about this online world is that developers have been responsive to player feedback and the rates of drops and success have already been increased since launch. It is also ever changing, with new content added as well as various holiday events that keep the game fresh.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how games and TV series are often connected. Did you want to play this game because of the cartoon series on TV? Does playing the game make you want to watch the show? Why?

  • Families can also talk about setting time limits for playing games and balance between computer games and other activities. What's a good length for a play session? An hour? What about reading time or other games?

Game details

Price:Free / Microtransaction
Available online?Not available online
Release date:October 25, 2011
Genre:Massively Multi-player Online Game (MMOG)
Topics:Magic and fantasy
ESRB rating:NR for Not Rated (Windows)

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