Parents' Guide to

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Excellent yet violent, mature historical tale.

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 16+

Great Game.

good all around game, but can be extremely challenging and frustrating at times. lots of violence and gore, children under 16 shouldn't be playing this, since it is "open" world and you can do pretty much whatever you'd like to who ever you would like. this includes killing, harassing, SA, and so on. there are a few explicit scenes here and there, but they can be skipped/ignored if the player doesn't want to see them. combat is fun and very different, which will immerse you even further into this already complex and wonderful game.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 13+

Great Game / most bad stuff optional

Great Game. Historically Accurate. Most themes aside from violence and swearing are completely avoidable.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (5):

Prague-based Warhorse Studios has boldly rewritten the book on what an action role-playing game can be. From combat to storytelling, Kingdom Come: Deliverance challenges players' preconceptions. Henry begins the game unable even to properly hack apart a wooden stick planted in the ground before him, and its only through much practice that he -- and players, who must learn an unusual sword-fighting system that involves directional attacking, blocking, and feinting -- becomes even a little bit better. His slow ascension from blacksmith's son to someone who commands a little more respect flies in the face of traditional RPGs, in which players inhabit characters who quickly transform into living legends with godlike combat abilities. Open-minded players may well find the game's painstaking simulation of medieval life -- from washing up in troughs to make Henry a little more presentable to learning how to read from a local scribe -- both fascinating and unprecedented.

Unfortunately, Warhorse's focus on creating a unique RPG experience seems to have drawn its attention away from remedying a variety of technical problems that could prove off-putting to many players, including lengthy pauses while loading dialogue with non-player characters, bizarre bugs such as floating cows, and a clunky and archaic menu system that feels like it might have been pilfered from a 15-year-old game. Much as players will need some patience watching Henry's unconventional story unfold, so, too, will they need to prepare to endure these technical hiccups. That said, the reward -- a truly original and innovative role-playing game with a singular vision, strong narrative, and unapologetic grittiness -- could prove more than worthwhile for the right players.

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