Genshin Impact

Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 220 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 202 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


55 votes
7 votes
Daily Rewards -
55 / 7 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

53 votes
9 votes
Grinding -
53 / 9 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

46 votes
13 votes
Wait To Play -
46 / 13 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

34 votes
24 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
34 / 24 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

23 votes
39 votes
Playing by Appointment -
23 / 39 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

7 votes
52 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
7 / 52 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

2 votes
58 votes
Advertisements -
2 / 58 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 372 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 276 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


57 votes
6 votes
Premium Currency -
57 / 6 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

54 votes
8 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
54 / 8 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

55 votes
7 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
55 / 7 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

46 votes
12 votes
Pay to Skip -
46 / 12 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

40 votes
18 votes
Recurring Fee -
40 / 18 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

37 votes
25 votes
Pay to Win -
37 / 25 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

29 votes
24 votes
Power Creep -
29 / 24 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

29 votes
27 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
29 / 27 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

13 votes
46 votes
Accidental Purchases -
13 / 46 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

4 votes
56 votes
Pay Wall -
4 / 56 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

8 votes
47 votes
Waste Aversion -
8 / 47 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 111 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 294 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


49 votes
11 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
49 / 11 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

25 votes
32 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
25 / 32 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

17 votes
40 votes
Reciprocity -
17 / 40 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

9 votes
49 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
9 / 49 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

8 votes
47 votes
Competition -
8 / 47 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

2 votes
56 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
2 / 56 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
59 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 59 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 232 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 177 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


54 votes
7 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
54 / 7 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

52 votes
8 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
52 / 8 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

46 votes
15 votes
Variable Rewards -
46 / 15 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

33 votes
25 votes
Complete the Collection -
33 / 25 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

28 votes
28 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
28 / 28 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

9 votes
47 votes
Illusion of Control -
9 / 47 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

10 votes
47 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
10 / 47 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.52) with 109,876 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Invested / Endowed Value reported on Sep 27, 2022
Having more 5* characters and weapons, as well as having invested a lot of time into building characters, makes your account feel more valuable.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Sep 27, 2022
There is an achievement system in the game that gives achievements for lots of arbitrary things as well as completing story milestones, among many others
Daily Rewards reported on Sep 27, 2022
Daily commissions
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Sep 27, 2022
It's a gacha game, so naturally this is how you get characters/weapons
Pay to Skip reported on Sep 27, 2022
You can pay for more resin
Grinding reported on Sep 27, 2022
Daily commissions, artifact grinding, defeating bosses over and over
Recurring Fee reported on Sep 27, 2022
An optional monthly welkin moon and per-patch battle pass
Anchoring Tricks reported on Sep 27, 2022
The welkin moon looks like a steal compared to outright paying for genesis crystals, and there are 'adventurers bundles' that you can buy with in-game currency
Artificial Scarcity reported on Sep 27, 2022
This is the main crux of the gacha system, with having limited-time character banners
Wait To Play reported on Sep 27, 2022
Resin refreshes, event timelocks, weekly bosses

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.

You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived.

Thus begins your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Along the way, prepare to explore every inch of this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds...


Climb any mountain, swim across any river, and glide over the world below, taking in the jaw-dropping scenery each step of the way. And if you stop to investigate a wandering Seelie or strange mechanism, who knows what you might discover?


Harness the seven elements to unleash elemental reactions. Anemo, Electro, Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, Dendro, and Geo interact in all sorts of ways, and Vision wielders have the power to turn this to their advantage.

Will you vaporize Hydro with Pyro, electro-charge it with Electro, or freeze it with Cryo? Your mastery of the elements will give you the upper hand in battle and exploration.


Feast your eyes on the world around you, with a stunning art style, real-time rendering, and finely tuned character animations delivering you a truly immersive visual experience. Lighting and weather all change naturally over time, bringing every detail of this world to life.


Let the beautiful sounds of Teyvat draw you in as you explore the expansive world around you. Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the soundtrack changes seamlessly with the time and gameplay to match the mood.


Team up with a diverse cast of characters in Teyvat, each with their own unique personalities, stories, and abilities. Discover your favorite party combinations and level up your characters to help you conquer even the most daunting of enemies and domains.


Team up with friends across various platforms to trigger more elemental action, tackle tricky boss fights, and conquer challenging domains together to reap rich rewards.

As you stand atop the peaks of Jueyun Karst and take in the rolling clouds and vast terrain stretching out before you, you may wish to stay in Teyvat a little longer... But until you are reunited with your lost sibling, how can you rest? Go forth, Traveler, and begin your adventure!

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later

Compatible with iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) (4th generation), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (4th generation).

Available Text Languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Indonesian, Vietnamese, Russian, Thai.

Available Voiceover Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, English (Voiceover and text language can be changed independently).