Discovery Tour (Series)

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Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure and Simulation

Released: September 2018, updated in 2019. Added to this library 11 weeks ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Overview

Discovery Tour uses the worlds created for the main Assassin’s Creed games to offer an educational exploration experience.

Discovery Tour Ancient Egypt lets 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.

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece lets players 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.

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

 
This game is good if you want to play with motor impairment or learn something playing a properly great game.

Commitment

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.

Costs

Does not include 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.

Ratings

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece is rated PEGI 7, but 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.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

Accessibility

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece offers the following accessibility support:
  • Difficulty: Different customisable difficulty settings. You can also get the game to help with aiming, and even scale the level to your progress in different ways.
  • Reading: There is a lot of reading and some of the text prompts are time-limited. You can select subtitles and the size of fonts.
  • Controls: You can remap the buttons, sticks and keyboard. You can use the mouse to play the game on PC. you can adjust the sensitivity of the stick controls. The game doesn't include any rapid pressing or quick reaction presses of buttons in cut-scenes. You can disable controller rumble. Tobii Eye Tracker supported on PC.
  • Image calibration: All audio cues are highlighted by visual effects, such as hit direction of the damage, damage feedback or camera turning while in combat. In dialogue, the speaker is identified with a marker. You can adjust the brightness but not the contrast and there are no colourblind modes. You can't resize the map and read-outs but you can position them.
  • Audio calibration:All actions, events and characters interactions are indicated with specific sound effects.

System settings: Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Discovery Tour in the following lists:

Educational Games That Are Also Good Games

These games have an educational element to them, but also offer experiences that are good games in their own right. This isn't busywork to trick you into learning, but clever and innovative ways to encounter history, physics, engineering, maths, geography and language subjects without feeling like you are in school. They also teach softer, deeper skills like long term strategy, planning, balancing systems, emotional intelligence, compassion, team-work and self-care.

Some of these games are aimed at younger players to play on their own, but others (as indicated by their PEGI ratings) are better for teenagers or played together in a family. Find some games that pique your interest, read through the details and decide how your child might benefit from playing them.
 

Designed For Reduced Motor Function

These games’ mechanics and options make it possible to adapt the experience to be accessible for people depending on your physical capabilities.
  • Remap Controls: Remapping buttons and swapping joysticks (like Fortnite) help customize the player’s way to interact with the game, also helping players that use only one hand.
  • No Holding: Some games (like Moving Out) also offer the option to avoid having to hold any buttons down for actions like aiming, opening or equipping. You can use simple taps or toggles instead to reduce muscular fatigue.
  • Sensitivity: Some of these games (like Fortnite) also enable you to adjust control sensitivity as well as controller vibration if that is present.
  • Fewer Buttons: Simpler controls (like FIFA) are good to consider, as well as those that offer extensive difficulty settings.
  • Speed: Reducing how fast a game plays (like Eagle Island) is a helpful setting.
  • Difficulty: Offering customisable difficulty, like how fast a game plays (like Eagle Island) or adding invincibility (like Celeste), and other features allow tailoring the game to the player’s needs.
This list and accessibility details in each game was compiled the help of Antonio Ignacio Martínez and Kyle “onehandmostly”. Please be aware that options may vary depending on the platform you choose to play. Also there is no game that works the same for everyone, so be mindful of your own needs when considering this information.
 
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