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PK XD (2019) is an online open world game where you connect with other players as you build houses, choose your appearance and play mini games. Like Roblox, it's a social-first experience driven by ever changing content and seasonal themes. It creates an experience that can seem confusing and chaotic at first, but shares many qualities with the playground: self expression, entertainment and socialization.

To play you first create your character by picking skin, hair, outfit and giving them a name. You then enter the bright toy-like world with things to do, collect and play. As you meet others they can request to by your friend and chat using the preset phrases.

As you progress you earn coins to purchase more clothing and style options. This also lets you design, decorate and upgrade your home. Out and about you can visit the school, playground, and a large swimming pool. As is the way with these games you can also purchase coins with real money, or watch in-game adverts to speed things up.

A big part of the enjoying for children is the wider community. Others like to not only communicate in the game, but produce and watch videos and content in social spaces. Although some caution is needed here, particularly if children want to migrate to the second places of this community (Discord, Instagram and so on) it's the social aspect that creates a sense of belonging.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked PK XD 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Communication game with Action, Collecting, Creative, Platform and Traversal elements. This is a 50-player online game. If you create an account for the game this lets you move from one Platform to another and keep playing. Once you Friend another player it makes it easier to get online together on the same server. The server your friend is on must have a slot available, or you can not join. Each server/city can hold 50 players, so if you get a message that there are no vacancies, wait a while for someone to leave.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. It's an open ended experience but players usually drop in for a while and then play until they have won some coins then come back later.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
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.

Apple App store states Age Rating 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor.

Chat interactions are from pre-set phrases. You can't just write whatever they want and send it to another in the game. There are Poo emojis and fart noises, that relate to the Crude Humour rating in some territories.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. The Terms and Conditions state you must be 13 or older. If you are under 13 you need consent of a parent or guardian to create an account.
 
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

PK XD

Steam Store PC Free
App Store Mac Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
You can purchase game currency to unlock items. You can also pay to disables ads. There are also Game Passes that give access to more items. Finally there are Subscriptions that automatically renew every Month, Half-Year or Year. These in-game purchases can be as much as £64.99 in a single transactions. These items are cosmetic and optional but the game does pop them up to temp purchases. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/07/2019, updated in 2022

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 50 online

Genres: Adventure, Communication (Action, Collecting, Creative, Platform and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World


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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