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Surviving High School

By Electronic Arts

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EXPERIENCE HIGH SCHOOL LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Immerse yourself in the drama of high school in this ongoing interactive story!

Flirt with your crush, throw an epic party, go to Prom, hang with the cool kids (or ironically make fun of the cool kids), get straight A's, become team captain, even win Homecoming Queen. It's up to you. Join thousands of fans who are totally addicted to this one-of-a-kind experience and get an ALL-NEW, FREE episode EVERY WEEK – just like your favorite TV show!

When you download SHS, you'll get an entire SEASON of episodes... FREE! Begin with the brand-new adventure, “Season 1: A New Start,” and meet Owen – a mysterious new student looking for a way to start over. Get involved in all the fun, drama, and romance of high school. Then continue the exciting story in Season 2.

But that's not all. There's also a Surviving High School novel!

We're celebrating the release of Surviving High School, the novel (published by Poppy), with a brand-new update.

And if you've already read the novel, we've got you covered. The game features all your favorite characters, including Emily Kessler, Ben Kale, and Kimi Chen.

Problems, questions, requests? Let us know at and we'll get back to you ASAP!

“What makes Surviving High School special is that a few of its characters genuinely surprised me, and a number of its scenarios have real emotional bite.” (Tom Bissell, Slate)

“... I'm in love with it... You begin making decisions from the start and never stop throughout... The game itself is constantly engaging you and letting you tell your own story.” (Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku)

Download premium content for a totally unique game experience. Whether it's becoming a football star or trying to make the cheerleading squad, Surviving High School is always exciting. You can even see what high school would be like as a superhero! Check it out.

Meet other fans, ask us questions, and get inside news from the writers!

Also check out our other game, CAUSE OF DEATH!

Can you stop the killer? Investigate. Interrogate. Unmask the murderer! Get the only interactive detective adventure on the App Store that lets YOU solve the crime in a FREE NEW EPISODE EVERY WEEK. But be careful out there. Every choice you make could have deadly consequences.

What's New in Version 1.4.3

Hey SHS Fans,

We're celebrating the launch of EA's brand new novel SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL by giving you a FREE season of episodes with an exciting new story! Play Season 1: A New Start now!

Also in this update:

-New art!
-New music!
-New stories!
-Bonus Content from Surviving High School, the novel!
-Remove Ads option!


-SHS Team

p.s. We love you guys! Thanks for all your support!

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Customer Reviews

Great game... But where are the sequels?

The SHS games are incredible truly and if anyone is looking to play a QUALITY choice based simulator game this is easily in the top 5. I remember being one of the old school kids still in high school myself when this app first came out and I was almost instantly addicted. Even when my own personal character went off to college (roughly around the time I did) I still enjoyed playing the side missions with Hector and the gang and all the crazy adventures. I think I've spent easily 40-50 dollars over the entire course of the series and I have no complaints...

Yet... I can't help but wonder why the story of the football star wasn't further developed in continuous sequels. I think I fell out of it at some point out of annoyance that my character was basically forgotten after only a few sequel updates. I can only hope that someone in charge of this incredible series will throw an old dog a bone or two to get me back into these updates. As awesome as it is, I hardly know any of these new characters with the exception of Zoe (very vaguely).

Again, this is a great series and I think anyone considering it should definitely give it a go. I personally feel that the company would gain a lot of its original players by adding more of its original personalized character content but that's just me. Unfortunately I'm not as invested enough to pick the game up for another go round but that may be the point.

Better than expected!

You know, to be completely honest, I thought this game was going to be totally cliche and I downloaded it as a joke.

But after playing one episode and then a next, I just couldn't stop playing! The storyline is dynamic and I look forward to every Thursday now. :)

Besides the main story, the bonus scene and survey are genius ideas. Also I especially liked how in the Season 1: New Start pack, some of the episodes started in the classroom with a classic story they were reading like The Scarlet Letter or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I noticed the stories you guys chose foreshadowed future events, which was neat!

I also love how every character seems to have a hidden backstory (I've only started playing since this summer). However there's always room for improvement! I think it's time to either develop Zoe's character a bit more, or move on a bit and come back later! Not that the story isn't great so far, it's just that we've been getting weeks of all Zoe! Save her for some later episodes? :b I noticed you guys asked about Zoe in this week's episode.

My favorite episode saga so far was the one where Emily had to climb the mountain and all her friends turned on her, then at the end they came out a better team. :)


This game has skyrocketed ever since the update! Now everyone is caught up on all the stories and I'm no longer unoblivious to all the juicy gossip and lastest lovers! And Zoe looks WAY better than before!

And yes, let me say I am yet ANOTHER "Zowen" fan! Heres why:

Of course, Howard and Zoe were the most perfectly matched couple ever! I was so happy when they got together. But now, the relationship is not as beautiful as it used to be. The thrill is totally gone!
Owen is so helpful and caring for Zoe, and I think that Owen at least needs a shot at her.
I personally thought Howard was gone forever. And I want him to be. Because, right at the peak of Zoe and Owen's relationship, who decides to come pop out of nowhere? Oh yeah. Howard.
The graphic design that they put for Howard is really unattractive. I mean, the whole design doesn't live up to how much the story glorifies him as.
Unlike Howard, Owen is DEFFO good-looking.
As for Nate, honestly he is a real douche. I mean, he's always jealous of every guy (mostly Owen) who dares to come near Zoe. Overprotective, much?

So yeah. For all you "ZOWARD" and "ZATE" fans out there, heres my opinion. >:D

Surviving High School
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Sep 05, 2012
  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Size: 24.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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