Parents' Guide to

Dragon's Dogma

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature role-playing adventure with action, blood, and gore.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2012
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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 5 parent reviews

age 17+

The key word words here are "mature rpg"

The character creator isn't as in depth as a few other games I play, for example Black Desert Online. Yes there is cursing, tobacco use, blood and mild gore and some supernatural themes and some PG-13 level nudity when it comes to some monsters like harpies. This game isn't for children. I know too many people who are under the impression that all video games are for children. Then you have parents who willingly let their 10 year old's play COD Black Ops 3 or GTA V. Use your heads and if a game has the MA rating do not let your kids play it or do not complain when they start picking up foul language.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 11+

Great game not for squirming people

Very violent heads being shot of by arrows with tons of blood and gore as well as slicing and dicing enymies (in gory ways)as well as you can kill innocent people language is quite strong it includes b*st*rd b***er goddamn damn bloody hell hell as well as lots of drinking but it's an amazing game completely underrated highly recommend it if ur not squirming to voilence and language

This title has:

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (5):

While far from perfect, Dragon's Dogma is a compelling fusion between RPG and hack-and-slash action games. The stylized fighting is reminiscent of other third-person Capcom games, like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry games, but with a fantasy RPG backdrop, leveling up mechanic, and an interesting pawn system to help defeat enemies (including the option to download a friend's pawns). While the combat is quite fun, albeit very tough at times, three cornerstones of a good RPG -- story, characters, and dialogue -- are all lacking terribly in this game. All three are uninteresting, to say the least, so hopefully future versions of this game will make you care more about the world and its inhabitants (like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or the Mass Effect franchise). But the open-ended world, intense action, and clever pawn system make this an interesting pick for fans of Japanese RPGs.

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