Parents' Guide to

Star Stable

By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.

Game Mac , Windows 2012
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 207 parent reviews

age 10+

They just want money!!!

PAY ATTENTION TO THE WHOLE THING AND SHARE IT WITH EVERYBODY SO STAR STABLE KNOWS!! Star stable was perfect, with a good storyline and great things, but now this game is horrible, this cares more about the shareholders than the customers. They just get horses out so you buy star coins and they can do more money. They say there is no quest team, we have had so many different storylines... now star stable has got so many things that just involve having to pay!! We got 1 big storyline that people like, and that was when they started. Star stable doesn't know their own characters...in one of their videos star stable, when they were updating Lisa, they asked themself's WHO IS LISA??? It's your own game, you should know!!! People start to say that star stable looks like Fortnite, and it's true, the NPC's look like Fortnite skins, and when they updated the soul riders, and all the characters, they didn't stick to what they were in the storyline. One of the characters was a rich 16-year-old girl, and know she looks like a 30-year-old motorcyclist. There are several bugs and star stable bans you if you report them. There are people saying that they bought star coins and they payed but no starcoins were added to the account. There are people that lost their horses and things like that. Star stable is telling us to be patient with the quest, but we have been patient for the past 10 years. They don't even care for us, just for the money, that is why they just add horses and not quests. TO STOP THAT STOP BUYING STARCOINS AND EVERYTHING WILL BE NORMAL AGAIN!!! I think this game will be shutting down in a few years...
age 9+

Was fun, now it's not

5 -7+ years ago I would have recommended sso to anyone who likes horses. Now I won't. I've been playing since late 2013, early 2014, and over the years I feel like the team behind star stable have become lazy. Prices for star coins are high and double star coin weekend comes once a month, unless they decide to not release it, like they did in October, the new horse models are disappointing, petty and immature teens can be found in probably every server, and don't get me started on clubs or you'll be going through an entire rant. There are also ways to get around the chat system to swear, and on the topic of the new chat filter, role playing is much more difficult as even a simple bio or rp entry is gone in a matter of seconds, replaced with "your message was not approved". The game isn't as fun as it used to be, and is not a game I would recommend anymore.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (207 ):
Kids say (517 ):

Playing Star Stable is simple enough, because it draws a player in with a diverse story line and a variety of tasks to keep you busy. Jumping over obstacles and dashing through various races is entertaining enough, but the realistic side of caring for a horse is enjoyable as well. You must take care of your horse to earn new skills and become a better rider, as well as progress through levels. The game receives weekly updates and additions to content for players who have finished everything. Star Stable is definitely marketed towards tween girls -- shopping is a girl's best friend here, because all your hard work pays off in Jorvik. Just pull up to a seller and choose from a variety of tack, clothing, accessories, and gear for you and your horse. That's notable because, though it targets girls, there's a fair share of adults (and boys) playing this game, as evidenced by its social media following.

But not everything is perfect in this island paradise of horses and adventure. There's no kind of progress or health meter for your animal. Since you don't always know which tack or accessories are best for your animal, having some kind of feedback would be helpful, instead of players being forced to stumble through the game until they figure things out. Star Stable also tends to lag in some spots after being downloaded, which affects the accuracy of navigating a horse during timed races. Its graphics are cartoonish and a bit over the top, which may appeal to some kids, but are nothing like the images on the website, which doesn't feel honest or accurate for the game. There's also the issue that, unless you decide to pay for the lifetime subscription, you'll constantly be paying to explore the story and gameplay. If you or your kids don't love horses, you may find yourself bored with this game quickly. Star Stable is a fun experience for horse fans, but other players may start to move to greener pastures.

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