Parents' Guide to

Dragon Age II

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Deep RPG filled with mature themes, violence, and sex.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Great game, But a little more mature than the first one

Dragon age Origins was my favorite of the two but this game was fun. I would be careful with a kid playing this one tho, The first game was pretty mature and this one more mature than the first. It can be scarey, bloody, violent, You get either a sword (Great sword or Daggers) or a mage staff and you kill enemy's with those weapons and results can be left bloody. Sexual subjects are in the game to like "Romancing someone". In the first game there was a button that could skip but i tried using it in this one and it did not work and then the screen went black. and homosexual romance's, yes. I romanced Fenris the elf and I had a pirate woman named Isabella flirting with me and trying to get me in bed. And this blood mage kills your mother and turns her undead which was shockingly disturbing. DA2 is a really good game but cautions please it might be great for me but maybe not for your kid

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+

Good game!

A great game but I wouldn't let anyone under 15 play it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

Dragon Age II acts as prime evidence that developer BioWare is in a class unto itself when it comes to developing games with complex characters. Its dialogue system makes chatting just as much fun as combat. With the ability to scan responses on the fly and choose replies even before the character you're speaking with has finished his sentence, conversations flow naturally and without pause. They are completely engaging. What's more, your choices change the nature of the relationships forged with other characters and can even alter events within the story. It's a stunning achievement in game writing. The action, meanwhile, is as satisfying as it was in the first game. A cleaner interface and simpler menus manage to maintain the same level of depth but make everything feel more accessible. A wider selection of areas to explore would have been nice, and we detected a lack of direction in the first few acts, but these are the only complaints that can be fairly levelled at this brilliant and mature role-playing game.

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