Parents' Guide to

The Secret World

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent MMO has drugs, sex, and cursing; for mature players.

Game Windows 2012
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

The Secret World

This is and okay game for 10 and up but in general it is a tiny bit creepy and in my mind the enemies are twisted and vile. But it is okay just watch out and maybe for the first time watch your kid play it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For the mature player, The Secret World can be a fascinating game. The modern day setting is rare in an MMO and the modified sandbox style of gameplay and character development can be attractive. The game is a "thinking players" dream as character development is via various active and passive skills that can support each other. Templates are provided to help guide players but as skills can be combined and switched out, the building of skillsets is complicated and could be a game in itself.

The investigative quests are also riveting as these require players to solve riddles and puzzles, using the in-game browser to search the internet for clues. There are several websites built by the company for in-game locations such as that can provide clues and answers.

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