Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Rich Adams and updated 6 weeks ago.
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.
This game is good if you want to:
- Pause the action with meditation
- Play BAFTA nominated games
- Play big blockbuster games
- Control how the story ends
- Play with motor impairment
- Play a game then read a book
This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence.
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.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 22-year-olds play this game:
- 22-year-old: Virtual Inspiration For Real History
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Deluxe Edition
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Gold Edition
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Ultimate Edition
- 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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Release Date: 05/10/2018
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Accessibility: 28 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
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