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Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Education-focused historical tours without mature content.

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age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

Fun and engaging game gives kids a chance to learn about Ancient Greece

When my ten-year-old first asked for this game, I was skeptical. Sure, this game looked tame enough, but I wasn’t sure if he would have access to the main game. After some consideration, I purchased it, but I played some of it before giving it to him. I was astonished by the detail and educational content in this game. There were lessons and tests, and my son would frequently run up to me with new facts about the Ancient Greek world to share. Even though there is a collection of lessons about Ancient Greek battles, it was presented as flags with various symbols on them. If you are concerned about nudity or sex, the game has nude statues, but nothing is sexualized or graphic. This made my child eager to learn and to explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece. I would rate this game a 6/5 if I could; it’s just so phenomenal. I hope this review helped you. P.S. This game has some vocabulary your children might not understand. Just be aware that your child may need to be a little sophisticated.
age 12+

Hidden violence

Wanted to note that my 9 yr old played for about 30 mins before he discovered to his simultaneous delight and horror that he could kill NPCs by crashing a boat into an NPCs boat, leaving their corpse floating in the sea. Something to be aware of.

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These adventure games have always been praised for their dedication to historical accuracy, but it hasn't been easy for parents or educators to overlook the franchise's mature content. Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece provides an education-focused way for kids to experience the game's immense and beautiful simulation of Ancient Greece without worrying about inappropriate material. Players simply choose the Discovery Tour mode option from the main menu (the only selection available if you're playing the standalone game) to begin a purely educational experience. The narrator and historical personalities -- including the Greek historian Herodotos and the Spartan king Leonidas -- guide players as they cross dozens of regions on horse and foot to learn more about Ancient Greek civilization. These characters are essentially lecturers, delivering lots of knowledge about how ancient cities and monuments were built, how Greek citizens went about their daily lives, the origins of world-shaping philosophies developed by renowned Greek thinkers, and why and how wars were waged. Players will even get some lessons in Ancient Greece's famous gods, fables, and mythological creatures.

At the end of each tour, players are given a little quiz to test what they've learned. The questions aren't designed to be overly challenging, but instead simply provide additional incentive for kids to pay attention during the tour. If they get a question wrong, the tour guide will kindly correct them and provide the right information. There's no way to fail or lose. Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece is a great way to glean educational benefits from the years of work Ubisoft put into creating a realistic simulation of the Ancient Greek world without worrying about running into the game's more mature content, making it a great pick for parents and teachers who want to encourage kids' interest in history.

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