Parents' Guide to

Dragon Age: Inquisition

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Epic fantasy RPG has sex, language, and bloody battles.

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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 14 parent reviews

age 12+

Fine for tweens but not young kids.

I found this game fine for my 12 year old son however i would not let kids below 11 play this as it may scare them with the monsters. Other than that really good game with occasional swearing, some people say that there is nudity in this well that's completely wrong, the worst you'll ever see is a woman with short shorts. This game is actually riddled with positive messages about friends and how you should treat them. Overall great game just not for 11 and below.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 14+

Great Rpg for 14 year olds and up

DA inquisition is a massive fantasy role playing game, it is absolutely brilliant! Sex, blood, nudity and language can all be turned off, however these things aren't very bad to begin with, if you let your child play skyrim, fallout 4 or call of duty then this game will be fine for them

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (10):

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a stunning achievement in narrative-driven open-world gaming that succeeds marvelously on three fronts. The first is its world. It's divided into 10 massive, free-to-roam environments defined by climate, inhabitants, and circumstance, and exploration is never dull. Each area is filled with quests, puzzles, and people, with engaging problems to be solved. You could spend 100 hours traveling through Thedas and still not see everything the game has to offer. Second is thye game's storytelling. You'll encounter a wealth of interesting, multidimensional personalities with whom to forge friendships and seek advice. Thanks to terrific writing and performances, an hour spent in conversation is just as engaging as an hour spent adventuring in a haunted marsh. The third is combat. Players can seamlessly jump from one party member to any of the other three at the tap of a button, exploiting the abilities of warriors, archers, and mages as needed. The result is that battles are rich in tactics and deeply satisfying.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of bugs that range from characters frozen in mid-air to long pauses in dialogue. Issues like these have become the norm for giant, open-world games, and such glitches are disconcerting, but they can't put a damper on the larger experience. Dragon Age: Inquisition is among the finest RPGs around and will keep most adult fants of fantasy games glued to their controllers for months.

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