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Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 3 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @gweronimo, @EamonGaudio and Jo Robertson.


Discovery Tour is a special mode that uses the worlds created for the main Assassin’s Creed games to offer an educational exploration experience. It is available both as a free part of the original games and as a standalone purchase.

In Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt you explore the world of Egypt, free of conflict or gameplay constraints. As you roam freely in the beautiful world of Ptolemaic Egypt you find information about its life, habits and customs by yourself, or let historians and Egyptologists guide you on one of the 75 available historical tours they have curated.

In Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece you explore the world of Ancient Greece through guided tours curated by historians and classical experts. Discover Ancient Greece’s history as the game’s world evolves into a virtual museum. It includes 30 tours, led by 5 different guide characters - each covering a different theme (Philosophy, Architecture, Daily Life, War, Mythology). You can free-roam the entire map, and by taking tours and visiting sites you unlock more avatars and mounts.

Discovery Tour: Viking Age is set in Britain and Norway, around 870 AD. It sheds light on the Viking era and allows players to discover more about the history and traditions of the time. Designed in close collaboration with historians and archaeologists, this non-violent, interactive learning experience is an engaging deep dive into the Viking Age in ninth-century Norway and England. Certain "discovery sites" in-game will feature images of actual archaeological items from the collections of partnering museums in UK, France and Denmark.

The latest of these games (Viking Age) replaces the guided tours with peaceful role-playing and quests to pursue. You step into the shoes of Viking and Anglo-Saxon characters from the time, while living out their stories and adventures and interacting with the world around them.

What’s great about this educational element is that you can still run, climb, jump, ride and fly around the Assassin’s Creed world, only without any danger of violence.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9-13 year-olds

Release Date: 10/09/2018, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure and Simulation

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Ubisoft (@Ubisoft)


Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete. How long you spend in the game depends how quickly you move through the world and how much time you take exploring.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. The Discovery Tour is included for free in the main Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Origins as a free update. On the PC they can be purchased separately as a cheaper “Discovery Tour” only edition.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece and Viking Age are rated PEGI 7 because it features pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children and violence against humans that is not shown but is implied. Not suitable for persons under 7 years of age. One storyline (In Viking Age) allows the player to escape from a monastery that is being raided. Players can hear sounds of fighting and later see the monastery on fire, even though no violence is depicted. The escape from the monastery may be frightening to younger children, not only because of the implied violence but because people have to flee through dark catacombs, in which bats and rats appear. There are also reference to violence throughout the game.

Discovery Tour Egypt is rated PEGI 12 for images likely to cause revulsion. Whilst on a tour, the player can deviate from the ‘guided’ path and explore the surrounding area, this gives the player an opportunity to zoom in and focus on, in the case of mummification, the process of removing the internal organs of a dead Pharaoh. The act of removal is shown in some details the organs with blood dripping from the Priest’s hands.

Skill Rating

9-13 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

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