Parents' Guide to

Assassin's Creed Origins

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Historical action game has sex, language, brutal violence.

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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 28 parent reviews

age 12+

Very good game, common sense is overreacting.

I think this game is very good, blood yes, but it can be turned off in settings. Language, sadly, plenty, but if you’re like me you would hear a lot of that at school. In my experience, I didn’t notice anything inappropriate, but then again I haven’t played any of the add-ons, parents should note that this game has some educational aspects, you learn a lot about Egypt, and famous characters, like Cleopatra, Julias ceaser and more, and who can forget the discovery tour, where you learn a lot about Egypt and Alexander the Great.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
4 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Very good game

First of all there IS some sexual content in this game. There are brothels, and places you can go where sex is implied u can see people kissing. And there are women whi walk around these brothels NUDE. This can only be found in brothels, so if your child knows not to go in there that is fine. TONS OF VIOLENCE AND GORE. But if your child is older than 14 should not be too much. Main character does curse. But I mean we hear curses every day. Overall it is a good game and a good plot. One of the best in the series

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28):
Kids say (44):

Ubisoft is a master of creating historically accurate digital versions of famous cities and lands, and its depiction of Ancient Egypt might be its finest work yet. Assassin's Creed Origins' version of Egypt is almost overwhelmingly huge, providing players with detailed re-creations of everything from the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza to clothing styles and the patterns used on temple tiles. Players will feel like they're really in Ancient Egypt. And since much of this world was created with assistance from historians and Egyptologists, kids may even learn the same sorts of things about its people, religions, architecture, and customs that they would from a textbook or documentary. The level of historical authenticity is unmatched, and made all the more compelling by the stunning visual presentation that transforms landscapes into jaw-dropping panoramic vistas with living skies, sparkling water, sprawling cities, blowing sands, and lush vegetation. This is a game worth playing simply to explore and drink in its world.

It's fun to play, too, though the action and story are perhaps not quite as engaging as other entries in the series. The game's sheer enormity can keep its narrative from feeling tight and well paced, despite introducing us to some fantastic and memorable characters, most notably Bayek and his sly wife, Aya. Players will sometimes need to spend hours performing side quests -- a mixed bag of fetch quests and more interesting story-driven activities -- simply to level up so that they can take on the next primary mission. Combat, meanwhile, has been redesigned for better and worse. Using the right weapons for the right enemies is now absolutely necessary, which can make certain fight sequences much more strategic and rewarding. And planning out stealthy assaults on tough fortresses by using Bayek's eagle to identify enemies, entrances, and objectives is always fun. But there are also some frustrating elements, such as a difficult-to-master parrying system. And chasing down archers who nimbly run around while unloading arrow after arrow at Bayek can grow tiresome. These are far from deal-breakers, but they do remind us that the real reason to play Assassin's Creed Origins is to experience the scope and dazzling awe of its ancient world.

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