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Pixel Gun 3D Review
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Posted: 7 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Pixel Gun 3D is a Minecraft-looking online shooting game. It's been around since 2014 and has grown in popularity for its quick action and less violent version of games like Call of Duty and Fortnite. You can play on a smartphone, it's bright and fun, but parents should keep an eye on purchases and in-game chat.

Play involves traversing the world and shooting other players with the weapons you find. There are a range of different modes that change the rules and challenge, but they all focus on shooting. Battle Royale, Raids, Death match, Duels are as their names suggest. Imposter has you trapped in the Spaceship with other players like Among Us. Clans has you working with friends to battle other teams with Sieges and Raids.

The game has a big focus on unlocking and upgrading the 900 different weapons. This happens between games while in the lobby and, along with outfits, drive the incentives to play and earn currency or to spend real money to speed this up. There are a wide range of ways to earn and spend to progress:
  • Trader's Van: Turns up every few days to offer weapons for sale for Gems or Coins.
  • Sets: You can try and win sets of weapons. First try is free but then you must buy additional attempts for Gems.
  • Lottery: You can try and win weapons by spending the Keys you got in the game.
  • Pixel Pass: Buy to get at least one weapon and other rewards if you opt for premium.
  • Store: Buy Coins, Gems and Pixel Pass Tickets to spend on weapons.
  • Armory: Buy guns with the different currencies.

The result is a fast and frantic game that is constantly changing. It's a lot of fun, but there is a heavy emphasis on earning, buying or unlocking items. Young players will want the latest weapons and outfits, and those willing to spend more money will get them quicker. Still, there is considerable skill (and enjoyment) in the core game that you can access and progress without spending any real world money (just using your time and effort).

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/09/2014, updated in 2022

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action and Shooting

Developer: Pixel Gun 3 D (@PixelGun3D)

Players: 10 online

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a 10-player online game. Play in 5-vs-5 battles and other game modes. You can find a friend on the battlefield and add them after the match. Or you can add your real friends provided you know their ID or nickname, via the Find Friends option.

There is chat in the game that does monitor some words but as is the way with these games, caution is advised.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence.
 
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.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for scary scenes.
Rated 12+ in Apple App store for Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes and Realistic Violence.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 18 years old as minimum age. The Pixel Gun 3D Terms of Service state that you need to be of an age where "you are lawfully entitled to use the Services under any applicable laws in the country in which you are located or resident." In the UK, for example, a legal presumption exists that entitles anyone to enter into a contract unless an exception applies. Since 1969 the age of contractual capacity for individuals has been set at 18 and reaching the age of 18 is known as attaining 'majority'.
 
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

Pixel Gun 3D

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android 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. Includes in-game adverts as well as the ability to purchase items that change how you look. This is via purchasing packs of gems for real money. You can buy the Pixel Pass battle pass that grant you in game rewards and currency. You can open chests in the game to win a random item.

The game repeatedly asks you to make purchases, turn on notifications and connect social accounts. It also invites you to watch adverts for currency, which are hard to avoid clicking to download other apps.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Pixel Gun 3D Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@PixelGun3D) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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