My Talking Tom 2 is a free app designed for children, in which they take care of a cartoon cat. The cat is a virtual pet in a similar style to apps like Desktop Goose and Chub Chomp Chill. The app does not require any skill; instead, the appeal lies in caring for the virtual cat.
There are mini-games to participate in, things that the users must help the cat do, such as bathe, and other things to keep the user busy.
Engaging for children
There is very little in the way of engaging content for adults, as the bulk of the gameplay consists of completing very basic tasks, but the context of those tasks is typically enough to keep young users interested. By default, the game notifies users outside the game when the cat needs attention, though the notifications can be a little overbearing.
There is a range of environments to visit within the app, which the cat reaches using its plane, as well as a series of mini-games, including puzzle, adventure, and even a multi-player game. There are also mini-pets that can be discovered through playing the game, becoming pets of the eponymous Tom. The app also features YouTube integration, allowing users to watch videos of related content easily.
Fun for kids but approach with caution
While My Talking Tom 2 is free to play, it operates on a freemium model, encouraging the user to spend real money to buy the cat clothes and other props, so payment protection should be set up before letting your children play this game. There are also advertisements, which can be a little on the aggressive side, including video ads, pop-ups, and banner ads.
The app provides plenty of content for the user to enjoy, and it is possible to earn in-game currency without spending real money, such as through watching advertisements or gameplay time. For users prepared to spend money, there is a range of subscription packages available, with different perks, mostly related to the gameplay.