Dawn of Discovery

Game review by Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Civilization-style game teaches about life in 1400 A.D.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 8+

Addictive and fun game safe for all ages

This is a sleeper of a great game. From what I can see, it doesn't have a lot of buzz, but the people who have spoken up about it have loved it. I bought it for my family and both I and my kids (ages ranging 8-16) really got hooked on this game. It's a town building game set in the 1400s that has both a sandbox mode and story line. There's building, resource management, exploration, sea and land battles and a fairly decent story plot. It even has limited multiplayer meaning someone can take a second controller and click on buildings and ships to give them a temporary boost. Overall, I can't really say anything bad about it. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a casual, city building strategy game.

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Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: June 23, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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