Helping You Find Healthy Mobile Games

Avoid addictive gaming dark patterns

A game review website devoted to helping you find games that don't use psychological tricks to manipulate you into becoming an addicted gamer. Learn about the dark patterns that game designers use to waste your precious time and money.

Definition: A gaming dark pattern is something that is deliberately added to a game to cause an unwanted negative experience for the player with a positive outcome for the game developer.

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

A temporal dark pattern is designed to get you to spend more time playing the game than you would have otherwise.

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Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

Social dark patterns use your relationships with friends and family to benefit the game.

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Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

A monetary dark pattern is one which tricks you into spending more money than you want to spend on a game.

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Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

These dark patterns are psychological tricks that are used to get you to make bad decisions.

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DarkPattern.Games is a brand new website. We are starting with iOS and Android games because this is where most dark patterns appear, but we will be adding other platforms soon.

Because we are new, we have a lot of games that don't have any reviews yet. This will improve over time and we are working hard to get games reviewed. Please help us by finding a familiar game and submitting a review.

Dark Games

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War Machines: Free Multiplayer Tank Shooting Games

Battle among world's top army stars. Tanker, to your tank and gunship, and fir...
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Walking Dead: Road to Survival

A role playing, strategy, entertainment game.
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Looney Tunes™ World of Mayhem - Action RPG

Battle Your Favorite Cartoon Characters! Collect & Fight Bugs Bunny & Friends...
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Star Trek Fleet Command

A role playing, strategy, entertainment game.
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Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

Collect and battle with iconic heroes to become the top hologamer in the galaxy!
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Looney Tunes™ World of Mayhem

An action, role playing game.
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Idle Miner Tycoon

Automate your gold mine, manage your idle profits & become an industrial tycoon!...
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A role playing, adventure, entertainment game.
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LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

Immerse yourself in a LEGO®world full of action, battles, sets & heroes! 
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Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest

Epic heroes, monsters and action await in this thrilling, tactical battle RPG!
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Pokémon GO

Step outside and catch Pokémon in the real world! Collect & battle with others....
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Star Trek Timelines - Strategy RPG & Space Battles

Captain, Take Command of Your Ship!
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Township: a great game for the whole family!
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Dragon Champions

Fantasy Adventure epic heroes in turn-based RPG
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Asphalt 9: Legends - 2019's Action Car Racing Game

Tear up the Asphalt & become the next Legend in the ultimate arcade racing game....