Parents' Guide to

World of Demons

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Challenging, rewarding samurai game with scary imagery.

Game Apple Arcade 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

great game

My compliments to the person with the 10 and up rating. i played this and i love the comic book style animation. I do not know what game the other person played, but it was not this one. Its a games about a samurai trying to save the world, so i love the storyline.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Easy to play/use
age 18+


Got my pp stuck

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a really fun -- and challenging -- supernatural hack-and-slash that different than what else is available on Apple Arcade. World of Demons is well worth your time, especially because you don't have to worry about any microtransactions as you build your army of yokai to help fight the good fight. At the heart of this game is combat, which is smartly designed and smoothly executed, focusing on the timing of your offensive and defensive moves, along with when to summon creatures to inflict damage against those you're facing off against. While it's one on one when you first start the game, it doesn't take long to encounter large groups of nasty-looking monsters waiting to take you down. You'll also choose your load-out carefully, "enhance" your weapons and yokai (using gold and gems in the Enhance tab), study the patterns of your foes (such as when they are more vulnerable, which is your cue to strike), and earn Trophies as a reward for your hard work. Eventually, you'll also cycle between samurai, each with different stats in battle. What's more, there are several dozen supernatural foes in total, which you can view in the Yokai Compendium (available from the main menu), including some very unusual ones that are downright creepy-looking. The game's cel-shaded art style is inspired by classic Japanese paintings, which is beautiful, and complimented by high-quality Japanese classical music. The production is quite something for an Apple Arcade title.

While there's an incredible amount of depth in the number of yokai, the upgradeable options and environments to explore, a lot of the gameplay is "rinse and repeat." Also, while there are many chapters, each with several outdoor locations, there's a lot of invisible barriers that make it look like you can walk somewhere, but you're blocked, inexplicably. Overall, though, World of Demons is highly enjoyable, challenging, and downright creepy, at times, with its ghoulish cast of characters you'll fight with and against.

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