The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Mature fantasy RPG is full of sex, violence, profanity.

Windows 2011

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Medieval fantasy.

Personally i don't get the whole shock about the sex scenes in Witcher, there are not even many sex-scenes in Witcher 2, actually i don't remember any particular one at the moment. But c'mon if you are fine with killing people with swords and axes, how come breasts are so horrible? breasts and other body parts are natural, where as killing tens or hundreds of soldiers is not so everyday thing. That being said the violence in this game isn't in my opinion any worse than it is in the game Skyrim, so if you let your kids play Skyrim you could as well let them play this. The story in the Witcher games might be leaning towards adults though... Just make sure that your kid is 14+ and it should be fine. Compared to Witcher 3 this is not quite as good, so that's why i give only 4/5 and not 5/5 in rating, also i felt like this lacked some of the atmosphere present in Witcher 1, where as Witcher 3 is like this very cool mixture between witcher 1 and 2 + a lot bigger world to explore... Still why not play all the witcher games with your (14+) kids ? I understand that there is violence,references to drugs,sex, and gambling (or acts of these things) but its all depicted in such a way, that i don't see it harmful for anyone who is 14 years or older. I am a young adult trying to write sensible evaluations of games that i have played, its shocking that people give lower ratings to extremely gory horror game Resident Evil 7 (good game too but only for adults) and this game which is basically the equivalent of Lord of the Rings, there is also smoking and drinking in lord of the rings, there is no sex - but seeing a naked character can't be that bad can it? you see a lot of naked people even as a kid if you go to sauna or swimming hall locker room don't you?
age 18+

Pornography, parents beware!

This game is pornography. I didn't even make it through the first set of cutscenes.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: May 17, 2011
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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