Parents' Guide to

Assassin's Creed

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature, cinematic thriller is history-based.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 49 parent reviews

age 13+

Definitely Okay but beware

The first Assassins creed game and all the others are educational. The first one is set in the 3rd crusade and shows you killing historical figure who disappeared around that area. The is some swearing but nothing that any tween or teen can handle. In fact most 12s (PG-13, I'm British) have more swearing, sexual content and sometimes violence. If your teen or tween is mature and has seen hardcore shows (like Torchwood or Class) They can handle. PS: There is also a Blood Off Mode that disables The Blood. Game should be rated 12-15 (PEGI and BBFC) Or, if your American E10+ or T (ESRB)
age 10+

Great game for 10 and up!

This game takes place in a very religious era and is good for 10 and up. It is violent because you have to assassinate people, but there is plenty of new things to learn. If you are considering getting your kid this game, then you should know a few things. You can turn off blood, and if your kid can't handle language then you can put the game on mute.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (49 ):
Kids say (165 ):

The game's wide-screen presentation and high-definition graphics are only outdone by its smooth character animation, dialogue (including a female character voiced by Heroes and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell) and Hollywood-style music soundtrack (composed by British Academy Award-winner Jesper Kyd) that changes depending on what's happening onscreen. Some players, however, might be disappointed that the combat isn't as fleshed out as in past Ubisoft Montreal games. The planning and exit strategies, the action sequences in Assassin's Creed are simply well-timed button presses, rather than deep combat control schemes.

That said, Assassin's Creed is an imaginatively conceived and wonderfully executed single-player adventure that should take a good 10 hours to complete, and more than double that for the optional side missions. Mature gamers in search of a beautiful, exhilarating piece of interactive entertainment will be more than pleased with this hard-to-put-down adventure.

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