Assassin's Creed Syndicate

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

age 18+

Bloody action epic paints authentic picture of old London.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 39 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Don't trust PEGI on this one

I understand parents (like myself) will look at the PEGI rating and be like: ''NO WAY!'' I was exactly the same. But my kids begged and begged so i eventually caved because i could tell they really wanted it. But now i've watched them play for a couple of weeks now, and it's not at all bad! I'm not one of those parents who glances at the screen occasionally either. The violence and blood ( which i understand is one of the main concerns) is really not gruesome or gorey. Most fights are done with fists and kicking unlike other Assassins Creed games, and when the occasional knife appears little to no blood is shown at all ( you can turn this off in settings). Sex is non existent, literally there isn't any. Swears are muttered sometimes, but it's only damn or hell, nothing 13 year olds haven't already heard. The one issue is the concept of the game. If your kids are in middle or high school i'm sure they'll be fine. But watch how mature your child is before they play this.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 12+

Aesthetically stunning, incredible game!

I've been watching my kids play this for a couple of weeks, ( I even had a go myself!) and i have to say, it's a really fun game! I'm not normally one for videogames but even i enjoyed this one. As someone who's lived in London since the 70s i have to say it shows a very realistic portrayal of the city ( i obviously wasn't alive in the Industrial Period) it's visually stunning,the detail from the market stalls to the guards clothes, magical. Combat The blood is cartoony looking and can be switched off in settings. Honestly though, if your child has watched any of the Marvel films they've seen violence like it is in this game. There's punching and kicking a few slashes of a dagger, but it's not bad James Bond was worse XD. Language The language was very infrequent but quite strong. f bombs and damn and hell are thrown around occasionally aswell as the rare b-stard. If you're child's in high school they'd be fine with it. Additional points In the game (like the other AC games) hurting civilians or innocent people is STRONGLY disadvised which i think is good. It in no way glamourises crime, quite the opposite actually- it shows the mess is makes with the police, and the reality of it all.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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