Parents' Guide to

Hallpass

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Game-packed site with too much gore.

Hallpass Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

it is a game site what do you expect

all game sites will have violence but i have looked at hallpass for a long time the site has been becoming more and more family friendly what is now it cut out a huge section to make it more apportate for kids so this site cares a lot more about the well being of kids than most sites this is one site i would let my kid on

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Although kids may find the games at Hallpass.com easy and fun to play, many of them are really violent, with characters fighting to the (somewhat bloody) death. One game is all about repeatedly killing a stick man using things like an atomic bomb or an arrow. The site's logic games could also be more positive. It would be nice if several weren't called "idiot games," or if users didn't start out being ranked as a "complete idiot" (ouch).

Another potential concern is the site's message boards. They're loosely monitored and can contain links to personal sites and things like a video (which looked a little too real to be considered funny) of a man getting suddenly -- and possibly fatally -- hit by a car. Parents may be able to screen the site and find some appropriate games for kids. There certainly are some harmless dress-up, sports, and other games. But with all the violence and potentially offensive message board chatter, letting a kid wander through the full game list unsupervised probably isn't the best idea.

Website Details

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

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate