Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 787 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 166 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


142 votes
Playing by Appointment -
142 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

120 votes
Daily Rewards -
120 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

127 votes
Grinding -
127 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

145 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
145 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

119 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
119 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

129 votes
13 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
129 / 13 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

5 votes
149 votes
Advertisements -
5 / 149 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 1067 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 282 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


133 votes
Premium Currency -
133 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

108 votes
Pay to Win -
108 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

97 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
97 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

121 votes
Pay to Skip -
121 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

142 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
142 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

101 votes
Power Creep -
101 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

134 votes
3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
134 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

122 votes
15 votes
Accidental Purchases -
122 / 15 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

93 votes
23 votes
Waste Aversion -
93 / 23 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

11 votes
112 votes
Pay Wall -
11 / 112 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

5 votes
129 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 129 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 735 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 188 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


141 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
141 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

109 votes
5 votes
Reciprocity -
109 / 5 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

117 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
117 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

138 votes
Competition -
138 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

119 votes
19 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
119 / 19 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

111 votes
23 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
111 / 23 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

141 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 141 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 741 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 51 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


100 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
100 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

135 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
135 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

151 votes
5 votes
Complete the Collection -
151 / 5 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

133 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
133 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

94 votes
14 votes
Illusion of Control -
94 / 14 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

109 votes
13 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
109 / 13 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

19 votes
14 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
19 / 14 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 239,685 votes.
Google Play:  (4.54) with 1,542,616 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Jun 16, 2023
Just guilds
Fear of Missing Out reported on Jun 16, 2023
A lot of progress, especially conquest characters.
Playing by Appointment reported on Jun 16, 2023
Energy collecting x3 times a day, TW/TB/SA/FA/GAC/Raid​s/Conquest
Wait To Play reported on Dec 8, 2022
Uses an energy system, therefore if you run out, you have to wait to play more.
Advertisements reported on May 27, 2022
Advertisements for in-game packs to be purchased with premium currency or real-life money can pop up when you exit a game mode.
Reciprocity reported on May 27, 2022
This game's ally system that allows you to lent one of your characters to your friends. The guild system also allows you to donate gears to other guild members.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on May 27, 2022
Not only this game has a guild system, but also there are characters and resources that you need to build your roster can only be obtained via guild content. Competitive guilds also have mandatory participation and activity requirements and will kick you out of the guild if you are inactive for a certain amount of time.
Complete the Collection reported on May 27, 2022
Some characters, especially the most powerful characters in the game, require you to collect a specific group of characters to unlock. There are also game modes that require you to collect a specific group of characters to participate in or to gain better rewards.
Playing by Appointment reported on May 27, 2022
You need to open the game at various times of the day to claim energy that will expire soon.
Illusion of Control reported on May 27, 2022
The squad arena and fleet arena work in shard systems that group players to compete with each other based on when they unlock those game modes.

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Live your Star Wars dreams as you fight with your favorite dark and light side heroes across iconic locations to become master of the galaxy. Create and customize your dream squad using characters from every era, including new characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Engage in turn-based RPG warfare, confront giant bosses, pilot legendary ships in space like the Millennium Falcon, and take your strategy to the next level!

Rebel leaders? Imperial stalwarts? Youre free to choose as you construct elite light and dark side teams while collecting heroes and other characters from the Star Wars universe. Develop your strategy and make key moves in this epic RPG. Pick teammates with complementary abilities and go to war with unbeatable squads!

Defeat opponents and rise to the top as you dominate the galactic hologames based in a far-off cantina. Improve your combat strategy by upgrading your heroes abilities as you play for even more powerful attacks and bigger wins. Then fight other players in Squad Cantina Battles, PvP Squad Arena, and Squad Tournaments to conquer the galaxy.

Make smart, tactical decisions and equip your heroes with cool gear to enhance their damage. Unlock fun abilities to make your team unstoppable as you unleash commanding moves like Luke Skywalkers Destined Strike, Darth Vaders Force Crush, and Young Han Solos Trick Shot.

Collect iconic starships, including the Millennium Falcon, and massive Capital Ships, like Admiral Ackbars Home One, to construct your war fleets. Keep your cool in fast-paced space combat, deploy reinforcements, and turn the tide of battle with the right strategy. Face fun new challenges and compete in the Fleet Arena to test your prowess. Gather unique upgrade materials for characters, available only as rewards for ship battles. Each vessel has its own crew and strategy, adding special skills to individual ships. Recruit powerful pilots to create the strongest armada in the galaxy!

Lead Raids with friends and fight against bosses like the Rancor, AAT Tank, and the Sith Triumvirate when you create a customizable Guild. Collaborate to form a strategy with your Guild in Territory Battles where members unleash their entire arsenal of characters and ships against a progressively evolving battlefield. Show your dominance when you face off in games against other Guilds to conquer territories and top global leaderboards in Territory War.

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