Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Rich, epic, historical action game with very mature themes.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 61 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 122 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Good game that is 18+

It called Assassins Creed so right there its violent becuase its about you assassnating people. People who say its good for history are onlly half true "its inspired by history but 99% of its fictional blood can be disabled but can easily be enabled again by a kid it also has swearing and other stuff if your old enough its worth playing

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

So much fun. Lots to do, easy to improve, just a blast

I agree with the review that thought it was OK for a 13-year-old. This is a fascinating game with plenty of violence and gore, but as you've read, you can turn the blood off. There are several moral judgments, which are interesting, but mostly, you sail around and attack ships and look for stuff on the islands. I'm not great at video games, and leveling up is pretty easy with AC4. My son has had it for years and I'm only sorry I didn't try it out sooner! And this does not glorify being a pirate, IMHO. It just gives a glimpse into pirate's life and challenges you to figure out a variety of puzzle situations. Really, really enjoying it.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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