Youtubers Life OMG

Game review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Fun sim shows what it takes to become an online star.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Notion of working hard to pursue a goal is admirable, but parents could take issue with goal being to achieve internet fame.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Players can choose how to pursue their success stories, ethically or not.

Ease of Play

Mechanics are easy to understand, but time and priority management are a challenge.


Mild flirty dialogue between characters in the game.


An occasional use of "damn" pops up in dialogue.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Youtubers Life OMG is a downloadable life simulation game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PCs. The simulation lets players pursue their dream of becoming an internet celebrity. Along with going to clubs, players can flirt and pursue romantic relationships with AI characters. There's also occasional use of the word "damn" in dialogue, but other than that, there's no inappropriate content in the game. Parents, though, may question the messages that are presented in a game that focuses on trying to become an internet celebrity, along with everything that entails, and what that could communicate to young kids.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byYour MOM 4 real November 18, 2020
Adult Written byEpixgames June 13, 2020

Best YouTube game

Good game, no bad views or anything, sure you can date other npcs but that is optional, I fell the sex bar shouldn’t even be up since there is 0 of that theme,... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 13, 2020

Wonderful YouTube simulation game

Fun game, like it a lot, very appropriate for kids, in my opinion, an epic YouTube simulation game (:
Teen, 14 years old Written byastrothunder August 5, 2019

I havent played it yet, but im desperately thinking of buying it after i get my new PC

Im sure this game would be a blast for your kids and its pretty cheap! :D

What's it about?

YOUTUBERS LIFE OMB is a life/business simulator that raises the curtain on what it takes to become a YouTube star. Players choose their gender and personality type, and then choose from one of three specialties: music, cooking, or video games. From there, you create and upload videos of yourself demonstrating your expertise. A simple video editor lets you choose (using skill cards) how to respond to filming triumphs and mishaps, and once videos are uploaded, you can pay to promote them and respond to community commentary. Completing timed missions earns you both experience and charisma points; the first grants you skill points, which you can spend on useful skills (songwriting and recipe-making, for example), and the second lets you unlock skill cards that enhance your on-camera performance. In addition to editing and uploading videos, the road to YouTuber stardom requires you to attend events, keep up with your studies, upgrade your equipment and wardrobe, build friendships and professional networks, earn money through odd jobs, and get enough rest and food -- all while honing your social media skills.

Is it any good?

After multiple content updates and a few years of play, the rough edges of this simulation game have been rounded out, and made into what it should have been in the first place. Granted, Youtubers Life OMG still has flaws, but the addition of two new career paths and reworked features have turned a mediocre game into an addictive simulation packed with sly social commentary. Internet stardom is the Gold Rush of the 21st century; seemingly everyone wants to get rich by becoming a YouTube celebrity, and no doubt many parents have heard their kids announce as much. But how many wannabe superstars understand the work involved? This fun little sim does a great job of giving kids a glimpse of what's required to gain an online following and shows them not only how much there is to do, but how much time-and-resource management is needed to do it. Things start slow, but soon you're in a frantic race to stay relevant. The hungry online audience constantly demands new content, and it's a long uphill battle before anyone knows who you are or you make any money.

On top of that, it's easy to move out or upgrade your equipment too soon, finding yourself broke, in terrible debt, living on bread and water, missing out on important events, and having clients yell at you for unfinished assignments. It's a lesson in how poor decision-making can get you into trouble, and a great way to assess your priorities. What's more important to you: making appearances, or friends? Buying food or buying that hot new cell phone? Tough questions lurk under the surface that ask us to examine our obsession with "likes" and "followers." The game still suffers from easily avoidable translation errors and confusing interface issues (a Diner Dash-like sequence comes to mind), but these things are minor. Overall, Youtubers Life OMG has matured into a highly entertaining life sim that could function as a valuable tool for teaching kids about the price of internet celebrity, as well as the fleeting nature of it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about becoming a YouTube star. What do you think it entails? Do you think it's as easy as it looks?

  • Is being rich and famous the only (or best) ambition in the current technological age? Why does there seem to be such a fixation on being rich and famous in society?

  • Why do you think people spend so much time following the everyday lives of celebrities?

Game details

  • Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
  • Price: $24.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: U-Play Online
  • Release date: May 18, 2016
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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