Parents' Guide to

Assassin's Creed II

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violence, sex, and revenge make epic game not for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 67 parent reviews

age 14+

Very educational

Swearing can be disabled in the subtitles/translations section in the ingame settings, no sexual content except for the beginning where the protagonist kisses his colleague. Violence is only blood, and without turning off blood (which you can) its almost cartoonish. Overall my son plays it and he is 14. He is getting an A+ in socials and this has actually helped him on a unit that had Constantinople in it. (The game is based there) All bad things can be turned off and I would (and do) let my 14 year old play it
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age 12+


great game and totally suited for a 12 year old i watched some of it on YouTube and I found it fine I mean yer the f word is yoused all the time at my sons school and the violence is OK if you turned the blood off and the detail of the buildings is stunning it blow me away. trust me

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (67 ):
Kids say (152 ):

Yes, indeed, but as the name of the game suggests, parents need to be aware of the strong violence in Assassin's Creed II, as well as its sexual references and profanity (please read our breakout descriptions above). This epic story is played out over more than 100 missions, many of which are non-linear, and let you take advantage of the open-world -- and meticulously detailed -- environment, such as historically accurate buildings, city streets, and landmarks. With role-playing game-like skill upgrades, tens of thousands of lines of dialogue, and varied objectives to keep things fresh, Assassin's Creed II is well worth the price of admission.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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