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Krunker Review

Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson, @JonahMonaghan and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Krunker (Krunker.io and Krunker Free) is a shooting game where you compete against online opponents in various maps. As you level up you unlock weapons that help you in the game. It's unusual because you play it in any web browser with no need to download anything.

There are different modes: Free for all, Teams, Hide and seek, Capture the flag, Prop Hunt, King of the Hill, Parkour and others. This adds considerable variety to the experience. Each round is different through randomly generated options: the maps, game mode and type of game. Players vote for their preferred combination.

Alternatively, you can create your own server and set up custom games to play with friends. This allows you to control who plays, the number of players, modes, lives and even adjust the physics of the world or specify only super-accurate headshots will kill.

It has simple, Minecraft-like blocky graphics, so it can run smoothly on even older computers. It offers a quick and free route into online shooting games like Phantom Forces the Roblox game. Like these games, it continues to evolve as the developer updates maps, fixes bugs and introduces new weapons.

Krunker has become popular with thousands of registered players. There is no official iOS or Android Krunker app. Parents should be aware that there are, however, similar or "fake" versions of Krunker iOS and Krunker Android. The best way to access Krunker on Mobile is via Krunker.io on a supported web browser (best performance is Chrome) on your mobile device.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/01/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Krunkerio (@Krunkerio)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 6 minutes and 7 minutes to play a round of this game. Game length varies depending on the game mode that is being used.
 
Players: You can play this with 10 players online. Cross-Play: You can play Krunker on any system that has a web browser. The means you can compete across mobile and desktop computer.

CostsCosts

Krunker

Web Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. These in-game purchases also offer a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. There's a complex and high cost trading system in the game for guns, skins and other items. These cosmetic items do not grant a competitive advantage when playing. As well as purchasing or trading these items there are paid Spin Wheels that award items of varying rarity. These are offered to the player every time the game ends. There is a Premium pass that gives you extra features: a custom display name, profile picture, custom skins, giveaways, 16 player lobbies and more.

You purchase the game currency, Krunker Coins via a PayPal transaction that ranges from 300 ($0.99) to 60,000 ($99.99).

You can buy and sell items and currency on the Krunker Market with online players for other items of various prices and rarities. You are charged for listing items in the marketplace. Super rare items appear in the marketplace for up to 400,000 Krunker Coins. At the time of writing this would translate to over $650.

The game also features adverts that pop-up while playing. You can disable voice-chat in the settings although this can be turned back on by the player at any time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Parents should note this is a shooting game with knives and other weapons. There is no blood, and opponents disappear when shot. You can also voice-chat with other players in unmoderated system. Krunker would likely be PEGI 12 and ESRB TEEN, like Fortnite.

Similar iOS game KRNKR is rated 12+ for Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence, Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Profanity or Crude Humor, Mature/Suggestive Themes.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Krunker is readily accessible to lots of players as you can play in a browser. It requires fast reactions, but its simple graphics mean it’s enjoyed by a younger set of players than the more realistic shooting games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

This is an online game, so difficulty comes from the opponent players. You can set up your own server and play with friends. There is minimal reading required, although it is there for navigating menus, marketplace and weapon details. The chat boxes can be adjusted significantly both size, opacity and outline colour.

You can adjust field of view, disable weapon animation and scale the user interface. Change the colour and opacity of interface items like health bars, crosshairs and enemy names. You can also adjust the appearance of crosshairs and hit markers. You can adjust the size and colour of pop-up health markers.
 
Our Krunker Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:

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Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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