Parents' Guide to

Guild Wars: Factions

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, fee-free role-playing game for teens and up.

Game Windows 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Great game for people 13-99!!!!!

I own all 4 Guild Wars installments and they are fun, imaginitive, have great graphics, and are very immersive! A must own in my opinion. The game does allow you to remove your armor and walk around in underwear. The chat channel allows people to talk freely, but you can set your chat filter to maximum and block any curse words or questionable words. You can also change "districts" in a city to avoid people cursing, or block their individual communications entirely. There is a report feature for obscene language built into the game too. Basically it is very easy to keep the game clean for yourself by easily avoiding vile people. Great teambuilding and friendmaking venue too. I definitely recommend!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This game is more family friendly than other massively multiplayer online role-playing games. For one thing, there's no monthly fee, and you don't need to buy the original game to play this installment. The game also alerts players when they've been playing for an hour, two hours, and so on.

The downside? When navigating to a city, players often lose the other folks they were playing with, and it can be difficult to get back in the same group. Also, some places in the game force players to play with random teams, instead of with known friends. In the end, though, Guild Wars: Factions is a fun, cheap alternative to other games in this genre.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Arenanet
  • Release date: June 23, 2006
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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