AdventureQuest Worlds

Game review by
Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media
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Simple MMO for kids interested in hack 'n' slash gameplay.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 34 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The overarching storyline is to aid the inhabitants of this world by going on quests. They include ridding the local farmers of pests and the like.

Violence

This is a hack-and-slash game. You are required to kill things to gain experience and advance your characters. However, there is no blood and gore and enemies fall over and disappear.

Sex
Language

Quest stories are written in child friendly and easy to understand language. There is a "bad word" filter in place and younger children can be restricted to servers with menu-chat only.

Consumerism

The website has a links to the online store where teeshirts and other merchandise can be purchased on website – but this is not evident in game.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORG) that is free to play from within your browser and does not require any downloads. There is combat, but there is no blood and defeated enemies just fade away. Accounts of children under the age of 13 will automatically be restricted to the child-safe servers, which only allows chat from drop-down menus. Players can "ignore" and "report" other players if they feel they are being harassed. Parents can also email Artix Entertainment to disable their child's forum posting privileges. A paid subscription to this game opens up new quests and allows you to own a pet.

User Reviews

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

Designed for players of all ages

AdventureQuest Worlds is designed for players of all ages. It does not contain any swearing, blood nor alcohol/drug references. Players under 13 are restricted... Continue reading
Adult Written byCardui April 16, 2014

Exciting for kids and forces them to read the story.

The reason why this game is good because it forces your child to read the quests and learn the quest item location is. Reading quests, stories and instructions... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byfantasy_faerie January 24, 2011

Fun MMORPG with cute graphics

CONCERNS Violence: Although AdventureQuest Worlds is a fighting game, there is little to no blood. Players can fight other players using the game's PvP sy... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 6, 2010
This is a mildly fun game, but it gets boring quickly. All you do is slash monsters until they die, and with experience, the game just gets to a point where it... Continue reading

What's it about?

ADVENTUREQUESTS WORLDS is a hack-and-slash MMORPG based on the online game AdventureQuest, in which players can choose to be a Warrior, Rogue, Mage, or Priest. The goal is to battle creatures and complete quests to gain experience points to level up your character as well as to gain items of equipment and weapons.

Browser-based and free-to-play, players simply create an account and jump on in. All movement and interaction in game is via mouse click. All Non-Player Characters will have an "!" above their heads and a clean and simple user interface provides most of the functions and commands a player requires, including animated "emotes" such as dance, laugh, sleep, and wave.

Is it any good?

AdventureQuest Worlds is a simple and casual MMORPG, making it a good entry point for kids interested in exploring MMOs. The graphics are engaging, the gameplay is easy to learn. The game is constantly adding content and some events include music and voice-over. As it is a browser based game, the game only saves a character's equipment and experience. All quests and quest items are temporary and unless turned in for equipment and experience points, will vanish when the player logs out. This may result in kids not wanting to log off if they are near the end of the quest so as to not miss items.

One good thing about AdventureQuest Worlds is that the real money shop buys you cosmetic items instead of items that make you stronger in the game. Thus kids are less likely to feel the pressure to spend real money in this virtual world than in others currently on the market. While free to play, a paid subscription opens up additional quests and allows players to have pets.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about online safety and why kids should not give out their real information online. How do you know if the person behind the character is who they say they are? Parents can also talk to their children about trying the game out for free first before deciding if they really want a paid up subscription, and discuss the value of "virtual property."

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