The world of mobile games is so vast that it’s difficult to keep track of everything that’s available to your kids today. To keep them safe, you should always use parental controls and double-check anything they’ve downloaded. You should also keep a particular lookout for overly inappropriate games, like those featured here.
Talking Tom Cat 2: Easy Ways to Waste Money
The Talking Tom Cat 2 app is simple in its design and maniacally brilliant in its attempt to encourage spending. Advertisements and add-ons pop up in lots of unlikely places, making them an easy click for your kids. All this app really does is offer an animated cat that will repeat what you say. Since there are lots of similar apps, choose one with fewer ways for kids to spend your hard-earned cash.
Puff! (Blowing Skirt): Inappropriate Imagery for Kids
The Puff! app has an innocent-sounding name, but this app is a terrible game to let your kids play. The whole purpose of the app is to blow the skirts up on various women. If you don’t want to encourage voyeurism at a young age (or ever!) this is something you need to steer clear of.
Samurai vs Zombies Defense: Zombies Get Gory
This Samurai vs Zombies Defense app features the same animated character style that you’ll find in lots of kids games, but it’s not a good choice for the younger set. While all zombie games feature some element of gore, this one cranks it up a level and makes things a little bloodier than usual. If you’re trying to limit violence in your kids’ gaming habits, choose a milder game for them.
Frontline Commando: Overly Realistic Frontline Combat
Frontline Commando is just another shooter game at first glance, but the realism of this particular option goes above and beyond other similar apps. If your child isn’t old enough to seriously contemplate his role in front line combat, this is an app you should avoid. Blood flows when you take aim at enemies and the frequent use of the sniper rifle lets you see that close up. The game is also set up to prompt players to purchase in-game currency to advance. While it’s not impossible to move deep into the game without spending cash, it’s extraordinarily difficult.
Amateur Surgeon: Graphic Trivialization of Injuries
No, this Amateur Surgeon app won’t urge your child to pursue a career in medicine. Amateur Surgeon gives you a host of everyday tools like nails, lighters, and pizza cutters, and lets you torture your victims with them. This game tries to use humor, but may just encourage dangerous Jackass-like antics among your children. Steer clear of the random and sadistic torture tactics in this app. The patients are often people who’ve been injured in the pursuit of something illegal. There are adult themes throughout. There is, for example, a dominatrix who wants extreme piercings — in her lungs — and an assumed prostitute who has crabs, meaning she has literal crustaceans crawling inside her body.
Running with Scissors: A Good Way to Break Your Phone
You’ve told the kids a hundred times not to run with scissors, but this game now makes it entertaining. Though the game just features an image of scissors on the screen so your kids can safely run with them, it doesn’t change that they’ll be running and jumping around the house with your phone in hand. Unless you’re alright with your kids running around with delicate technology, this is an alternative you probably don’t want to offer.
As an alternative to the dangerous and disturbing games here, try offering your kids some simpler alternatives. You can also allow certain strategic games apps with proper adult supervision.