Parents' Guide to

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody but magically remarkable RPG for mature gamers.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

A Note To Parents

If you've ever been on commonsensemedia before, you know how they grade their reviews. So, I'll tell you this: With video games, they are incredibly biased. For a video game review, take the age they give you, and subtract about 5 or 6 years, and THAT'S the suitable age. So, for this, it's really OK for about 13 plus. I put 12, though, because, a twelve year old would have no problem playing this. It's literally like a cartoon. I've seen more graphic violence in Spongebob, and that's not a joke. Two of the very most graphically violent movies I've ever seen in my life (Saving Private Ryan and Evil Dead(2013)) both got OK for 16+ and iffy for 17+, respectively. Well, my kid saw me watching SVP, and he had nightmares about for a week. I let him play this, and it didn't phase him in the slightest.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+


This game is about exploration and fantasy. It has elves, gnomes, troll, ogres etc. This game is similar to the amazing game s k y r i m only it is cartoony so everything doesn't look that real. The best Dad is right though, The ESRB really screwed it up this time. Also like the best Dad said, there is nothing wrong with this game. This honestly should be rated T. I hope I was helpful and that you consider allowing this wonderful game into your home. Peace.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (11):

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning stands out as a strong new competitor in the popular genre of Western RPGs. It provides players with a staggeringly large and beautiful world that can only be fully explored through weeks or months of dedicated adventuring, a complex and thoughtful story filled with memorable characters and subplots, and a remarkably satisfying, diverse, and dynamic combat system that will help ensure battles remain as interesting in the 100th hour of play as they were in the first.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a surprisingly polished experience, right from the start. Menus are simple and intuitive, the interface is easy to learn, and the lush visuals and rich symphonic score make for some truly magical moments. Some of the characters lack the detail and sophisticated animations found in rival games, but if that’s the worst criticism to be levelled at this remarkable new role-playing game, it’s in pretty good shape. Fans of fantasy won’t want to miss it.

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