Dragon Age: Origins

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Deep but very violent fantasy role-playing game.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Excellent RPG

Dragon Age Origins not only has a great storyline that hooks you in, but also amazing character development. There are multiple outcomes to different choices. Usually I don't care to add in that point if an RPG rather fails to have consequences of words and actions. Here, it's no exaggeration. There are several beginnings, even influences, based on your character's race, class, and even gender. If you love in depth RPG games that are story heavy, Dragon Age Origins is for you. I don't see the issue with someone around their early teens playing this game. Yes, there's violence and gore, but it's not too over the top. There's hardly any language, if you even take the mild phrases into consideration. There's no nudity. When it comes to the sex scenes, it just fades to black and doesn't show anything. I think the only aspect of Dragon Age that a child or early teenager might have issues with are the in-game politics. There's a lot of difficult decisions based around political struggles with different places and the people impacted by them. It could possibly be overwhelming if someone isn't that familiar with politics. Overall, it's an awesome game.
age 16+

Dark, Corrupt and Evil

An excellent game from start to finish. A must own for all gamers. Dragon Age Origins has a timeless story that will hook you into playing more and more. One of the best RPG ever made, this classic game has multiple intros and endings that will surely have you investing some time if you are a completionist. The gameplay which is not hard to learn has some action/strategy involved in it. And the sounds and music of this game is pretty well done. The only setback this game has to offer is that the animation can be pretty bloody and the graphics has a few lags and framerate drops in the middle of the action, though it is still not too bad. Also, the language in this game is close to mature level even if theyre not using profanities. And the combat violence and a few romantic love scenes can offend some over protective adults with children. But all in all, the way this game is put together makes up for all the negative reviews here in CSM. The game is pretty awesome as a dark medieval game that i highly recommend to older teens and mature grown ups.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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