App Reviews

Pokémon GO App Poster Image
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age 13+
Exciting, active game marred by privacy and safety issues.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Agar.io App Poster Image
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age 10+
Dot-eats-dot arcade game tame except for racy usernames.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
musical.ly - your music video community App Poster Image
age 16+
Sing, lip-synch, and share videos; watch for iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Terraria App Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
Snapchat App Poster Image
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age 16+
LEARNING
Send moments in photos, watch curated content; use wisely.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 App Poster Image
age 12+
Another terrific but terrifying psychological thriller.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2014)
Goat Simulator App Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Five Nights at Freddy's App Poster Image
age 12+
Terrifying psychological thriller is too much for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Pixel Gun 3D App Poster Image
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age 18+
Decent action shooter with loads of privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Geometry Dash App Poster Image
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age 8+
Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Clash of Clans App Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Multiplayer mode enlivens freemium combat strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas App Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Incredible game -- but incredibly inappropriate for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 App Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Despicable Me: Minion Rush App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Adorable minions run endlessly in derivative game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Subway Surfers App Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Bright, entertaining take on endless-runner genre.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Temple Run 2 App Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Well-done sequel even better than original phenomenon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Vine App Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Iffy content abounds on popular, clever video app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Candy Crush Saga App Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Addictive puzzle game is pushy with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Kik Messenger App Poster Image
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age 17+
LEARNING
Teens using social networking app will need safety guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
Plague Inc. App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)

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