Parents' Guide to

AddictingGames

By Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gaming portal is a mix between good and evil.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

BS

They make you pay for the good games (ex. Choco Monkey) and the free games don't even make sense. There are better websites for kids and adults to play flash games on.
age 12+

not bad.

it is a great way to play free games. the only problem that i have had is the survey interrupting my game and losing all of my progress.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (54 ):

A lot of the games are harmless -- and some are even educational. There's a completely addicting "Mini-Putt" game where you can practice your miniature golf skills, or "50 States," where you learn geography by dropping a state onto its correct spot on a map.

But there are also games that feature obscene material, drinking, swearing, and violence to humans and animals. Take "Five Finger Pellet," for example: The game's object is to stab a knife into a table as many times as you can without hitting any of your handcuffed victim's fingers. To top it off, when the victim gets sliced and blood spurts out, he belts out a menacing screaming sound. Or, there's a little game called "Animal Hunter" that involves a Robin Hood character shooting arrows at cute little bunnies and ducks while strolling through a Tolkienesque forest, backed up by an Enya-inspired, bird-chirping soundtrack. The site uses a bomb icon to warn users that a game "may or may not be suitable for ages 13 and older."

Online interaction: Registered users have the option of playing with a friend, and can connect with friends through Facebook to play. They can also leave comments, which tend to be game-focused without personal attacks.

Website Details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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