Parents need to know that Achilles: Legends Untold is an upcoming downloadable single player/co-op action RPG (role-playing game) available for Windows PC. Players will take on the role of one of Greek mythology's most notable figures, Achilles, as he carves out his bloody legacy. Upon dying, Achilles finds himself face to face with Hades, the God of the Underworld, who agrees to let Achilles return to the land of the living—for a price. Achilles then unknowingly enlists himself in a centuries-long war between Hades and Ares, the God of War. As a mere mortal playing a war-scorched game with Gods, players will use swords, shields, and a host of other weapons and abilities to make a name for themselves and legitimize Achilles' name. Along the way, players will take on other human warriors, otherworldly creatures like skeletons, and even classic mythological monsters such as harpies, minotaurs, and the dreaded, vicious cyclops. There are shrines dedicated to Hades that players can stop at, allowing them to upgrade their strength, dexterity, or give them entirely new abilities. But doing so brings back any enemies in the immediate area that you've already taken care of, so players are encouraged to manage themselves carefully. One of the game's most prominent features is its GAIA system, which ensures that no two confrontations between certain types of enemies are ever the same as enemies will uniquely react in certain situations. For example, if players encounter an archer and a swordsman, it's entirely possible for the two to combine their might for devastating attacks—with the archer jumping off the swordman's back to shoot lethal arrows at Achilles. GAIA also works so that multiple enemies can decide to surround Achilles and make things difficult for unsuspecting players who may rely solely on mashing the attack buttons to survive. The game is quite violent as players can remove their rivals' limbs during combat, and there are even gruesome "finishers" players can activate to dispatch of their enemies in a variety of gory, bloody ways.