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Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018) is an action role-playing game set in the years 431–422 BCE during a mythological history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. You play as a male or female mercenary fighting on both sides and attempting to unite their family.

You can climb the environment extensively, interact with different characters, collect items to unlock more the location and intervene in key historical moments. It’s become popular because of the detailed cities, and beautiful locations it creates for players to explore.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has more role-play elements than earlier games in the series. With this come branching quests and multiple endings. You can choose to play as either Alexios or Kassandra, two siblings. And the game tracks your notoriety with the characters you meet, adjusting their reactions to you. As you progress you upgrade your abilities, skills and armour.

Odyssey continues the naval combat from Black Flag that lets you helm Hellenistic-era warships to explore the Aegean Sea. This theatre of war is expanded with a "War System" that lets you choose contracts from mercenaries and participate in different large-scale battles against hostile factions. The results of these battles changes a faction's influence over a region.

Of note to families with younger children not old enough to play the game but keen to explore the settings, there is a Discovery Tour mode and stand alone version on PC for Odyssey, Origins and Valhalla that provides a violence-free setting. This enables players to explore the full map without the pressure of quests and combat. It also adds enhanced cinematic scenes to focus on the smaller details being discussed during a tour. There are also quizzes to see how much history players have taken in during their exploration.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Role-Play game with Action, Fighting, Narrative, Simulation, Stealth and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 30 hours and 40 hours to complete. Although you can complete the game in around 30-40 hours, to collect and unlock everything can take you past 100 hours.


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 with sex, language and violence. This game contains frequent depictions of gross violence towards human-like characters, which includes dismemberment and horrific depictions of death. These acts of violence are often paired with strong blood and gore visuals. This game features depictions of motiveless killing of innocent human characters. During gameplay, the player is able to kill the innocent civilians who populate the world. The deaths can be graphic in nature with strong blood effects shown. This game also contains depictions of violence towards vulnerable human-like characters. During a cutscene, a child is held by the shoulders and is then stabbed in the torso. This game also contains depictions of sexual activity with visible genital organs. There is a brothel located in the game which features paintings on the walls which depict sexual acts. In the same location, naked couples can be seen and heard having sex through a metal partition. This game also contains frequent use of sexual expletives. The words “*!@?*” and “*!@?*” are found throughout.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to have patience and forward thinking for the assassinations. You also need to navigate the large map and work to collect the items you need. Resilience also helps when things don't go to play.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey usually costs £49.99 to £54.99.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

XBox Store Xbox X|S £54.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey offers a season pass for two new major story arcs. "Legacy of the First Blade" where you fight the legend who first wielded the Hidden Blade to change the course of history. "The Fate of Atlantis" where you are confronted by godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/10/2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Role-Play (Action, Fighting, Narrative, Simulation, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Ubisoft MTL (@UbisoftMTL)

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