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Cookies Must Die Review


Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Rich Adams.


Cookies Must Die is a platform game where you fight mutant cookies. Your character is a genetically modified super human who now, thanks to the scientists, has the ability to hurl itself across the lab facility, aiming at foes and avoiding obstacles.

Unlike other platform games, you control your character by dragging a finger on the touch screen to repeatedly aim and throw yourself around. As the game progresses you will face different types of confectionary which is increasingly difficult to defeat. Cookies Must Die is simplistic in concept but satisfying in its difficulty, ideal for pre-teens to play on their phones and other mobile devices.

It does feature adverts and therefore requires an internet connection to work.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 05/02/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Fighting and Platform

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Rebel Twins (@Rebel_Twins)



Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 6 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: This is a single player game.


Cookies Must Die

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. Purchases for gems to advance in the game up to £48 in one purchase. The game also includes adverts for other apps on both Android and iOS.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence.
In the US, ESRB state: ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood
Rated 12+ on Apple App Store for frequent cartoon and fantasy violence.


It’s a fast action game, but it does slow game-play while you drag your finger on the screen to aim. Although it starts easy it gets hard and if you die on any one of a stage’s levels you go back to the beginning.

Although text is generally large and on contrast background, picking weapons has smaller text and some on not-contrasting background.
Our Cookies Must Die Accessibility Report documents 19 accessibility features:

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