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Free Fire (Series) Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Garena Free Fire (also called Free Fire Battlegrounds, Free Fire, Garena Free Fire-New Beginning) is a shooting game like Fortnite but only played on mobile phones and tablet devices. It is highly popular for its online battles where 50 players search for weapons to kill each other.

Players parachute down to the map, then must look for weapons and utility items such as medical equipment, guns, grenades and other firearms. The goal is to be the last player standing. As with other Battle Royale games, the playable area of the map shrinks.

The game is continually updated and improved. This brings changes to the map as well as introducing some updated guns and tweaking characters. Garena is currently working on an enhanced version of Free Fire which will be called Free Fire Max.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 29/10/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Developer: @FreeFire_NA

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 15 minutes and 25 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 50 players online.

CostsCosts

Free Fire

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.  

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online. You can earn enhancements, in-game characters and items. You can also purchase diamonds with real-world currency, which can also be used to purchase in-game characters and items. You can buy bundles of diamonds in different sized bundles £0.69 – £99.99 per item.
  • Weekly Membership Subscription
  • Monthly Membership
  • Diamond Bundle
  • Special Airdrop 950
  • Special Airdrop 468

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rate 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.

It's rated 12+ on the Apple App store for Infrequent/Mild Profanity, Frequent/Intense Cartoon Violence, Horror Themes, Simulated Gambling, Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References and Infrequent Suggestive Themes.

There are splashes of red blood when players are shot, but you can change the colour of this along with the symbol that appears. There are some female characters dressed as a nurses or schoolgirls with revealing outfits. There are also gambling mini-games and an encouragement to purchase in-game currency.

Parents should also note that there is a chat feature where players have been added to their friends list. As you can make in-app purchases it's important to ensure you have passwords on any credit cards on your device.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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