Parents' Guide to

Monster Prom

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raunchy, repetitive, mature dating sim has some laughs.

Game Linux, Mac, Windows 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


I really liked the game and it great to play for a laugh or two.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 14+

Kids get to make their own decisions!

I'm no expert on video games, but this game is actually very fun to play and it's super easy to learn, too. In the beginning, players answer questions to get character stats that match them. They also choose characters and get to pick which pronouns to use for the game. It allows players to customize and tailor their player characters to them so they feel like they're truly in the game. Most of the game is knowing how to talk to other people, except some of the talking is in slang and either littered in profanity or drug references and innuendo that may go over some people's heads. If you're okay with your kids reading curse words and/or references, then this game is perfect.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (6):

While this mature high school dating simulator can be amusing at times, its repetitive play and limited interaction won't keep you coming back unless you play with friends. The characters of Monster Prom know that it can be scary enough to navigate the horrors of social cliques in a normal high school, but when that high school is home to actual horrors? That's when things can get downright bloody; then again, these monsters wouldn't have it any other way. The game is more of a visual novel than anything, so you're basically just picking where the next chapter of the story will take place to boost some stats, choosing dialogue options, and hoping for the best. While there are many branching paths, things get repetitive quickly. There's encouragement to find special events and secret endings, but it's hard not to feel like you've done almost everything after a few sessions.

Monster Prom gets a bit more interesting if you play with others either online or offline. What makes this more fun is that you never know who other players are trying to court for the prom. You could wind up with everyone scoring a prom date, no one having a date, or having your date swiped out from under you. The only difference between the single and multiplayer games is the occasional party game challenge to determine who gets to make the first choice in that round. While that doesn't impact the main gameplay much, it does add an extra layer of competition. One of the major make-or-break features in Monster Prom is its sense of humor. The game has a self-aware, mature, almost vulgar tongue-in-cheek tone. Sex, drugs, murder, and more are just as normal to talk about here as pop quizzes, studies, and other high school drama. Despite the game's look, its content is definitely not suited for kids ... a point Monster Prom even randomly references more than once. It's a warped and twisted bit of fun comedy, but it's also not going to be everyone's cup of tea (or cocaine-powdered doughnut).

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