Parents' Guide to

Assassin's Creed: Unity

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fascinating, gory French Revolution epic intros co-op play.

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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 22 parent reviews

age 11+

Totally fine for 11+

Just fine for tweens. Yes, there is a lot of violence, and plenty of blood, but there’s no gore. I think if your kid is 11-12 they’ll be totally fine. It’s just blood, and it’s a video game so it’s not very realistic. There really isn’t much swearing so I don’t think that should factor in at all. Sex is 0/10 there are a couple kissing scenes but who cares. The story is incredible and it’s super fun to play would recommend 15/10 game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
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age 18+

18+ Game for adults. Let your kids play Assassin's Creed 1 instead

Good game but 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (38):

Although not without issues -- including a few graphical and A.I. (artificial intelligence) glitches that will certainly be patched -- Assassin's Creed: Unity is a worthy addition to the best-selling franchise. Gamers will love the locations, characters, and environments tied to this time and place -- Paris in the late 18th century -- as well as a few story-related surprises.

The core gameplay remains the same, so you'll stealthily traverse rooftops, swing from poles, remain undetected in large crowds, and then go in for the kill, before escaping safely. Visually, this is easily the best game in the series so far, thanks to high-definition character models, realistic animations, and huge set pieces with hundreds of people roaming about. Fans of the series will love this chapter in the popular franchise.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 11, 2014
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures, History
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
  • Last updated: November 2, 2020

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