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Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
AdventureQuest Game Poster Image
A simple but fun fantasy RPG for young teens.
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Parents say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 24 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

AdventureQuest is primarily about slaying nasty creatures and becoming a stronger warrior through experience, therefore players are on the side of the "good guys" as they vow to defeat evil.


No blood, but players will hack at creatures with swords and other weapons.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Players can consume potions to heal themselves.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game, while not rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, was designed for those 13 and over -- as advised while creating an account -- but it doesn't contain any inappropriate content for teenagers. While there is some fantasy violence, there is no blood or gore, nor did we find any questionable dialogue, sexual content or references, unsuitable social behavior, or examples of commercialism.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byadamb1 February 13, 2015

13 years of consistant quality

AdventureQuest was created in 2002 as a simple monster battling game. It has been updated every week with new content since. It is not rated by the ESRB but was... Continue reading
Parent of a 13 year old Written bycereza August 23, 2015

A Decent Free Game

With so many free games out there it's pretty hard to find one that has the right balance of content and at the same time doesn't try to get your mone... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byzapper1234566 March 14, 2009


the game is easy fune and slightly wierd but is pretty staight fowrd travel around do quest side with who seems right save people and the world of lore countles... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old July 10, 2013

Ok game, with a few concerns regarding how 'inappropriate' it is.

Violence: Because Adventure Quest is based on combat between the player and a monster, there is some violence, though no blood or gore. Language: There is an oc... Continue reading

What's it about?

Parents who are reluctant to let their kids play Internet role-playing games (RPG) might be able to strike a compromise with their young teens by letting them play ADVENTURE QUEST, an online but single-player RPG from Artix Entertainment. Concerned parents will have the peace of mind knowing this free game doesn't let players communicate with one another, but at the same time, kids can have fun exploring a fantasy world, meeting interesting characters, and most of all, battling beasts big and small.

After the sign up process, which takes less than five minutes, players start the game by first creating a character by selecting gender, class (Fighter, Mage, Rogue), clothing, hair and skin color, and name. As seen through the in-browser window (with modest 800 x 600 resolution), you'll then be introduced to the town of Battleon, and be given a brief tour by a friendly human character known as Artix. You'll also meet other characters you can request to join on your adventures, such as the peaceful Moglin the Twilly, the valiant Robina Hood, Aquella the Water Elf, or pets you can select from Aria's shop, who are trained for battle.

Is it any good?

Turn-based combat makes up most of the game-play, where your character and other members of your (computer-controlled) party face off against foes such as the Broadkil Bone-Drone, a lizard-like creature that whips you with a long tentacle, or Malzar, a huge beast with curled horns. At each battle, you'll have the choice to attack, drink a potion, cast a spell, call on a pet, equip a weapon or other item, or flee. After you defeat the baddie, you'll win experience points (XP), to "level up" your character, and gold, used to buy better items from shops.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about if whether more online games should let gamers play without requiring a download to the hard drive. Is this an appealing feature for those who don't want an enormous 25 Gigabyte install (as is the case with Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures) or do gamers prefer a richer presentation than what's offered in browser-based AdventureQuest?

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