Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    25/03/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Action

Video Game

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Contains strong violence and language
  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    25/03/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Action

ASSASSIN'S CREED BROTHERHOOD is a third-person perspective action-adventure game in which the player takes on the role of an assassin during the Italian Renaissance. The game was classified '15' for strong bloody violence and infrequent very strong language.

At '15', the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'. The strong bloody violence is very similar to that in the first game in the series and includes sight of gushing blood when characters are attacked by a variety of hand-held weapons, including swords, daggers and throwing knives. However, this violence does not extend to bodily dismemberment or other similarly gory images. The player-character is also shown stabbing some enemies in cold blood or slitting their throats, although sight of the latter is not accompanied by any close-up detail. Furthermore the game encourages the player to act with stealth as opposed to battling enemies repeatedly. Some 'cut scenes' also show violence perpetrated between characters, such as stabbing. The visual representation of these events is graphically similar to the game itself, with sight of spurting blood during the murders.

There is occasional use of strong language during 'cut scenes' (which are set in the present day). At '15', the Guidelines state that 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck')'. The game also includes a single subtitled use of very strong language. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'The strongest terms (for example, 'cunt') may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable'. As an isolated, subtitled use of very strong language, the example in ASSASSIN'S CREED was considered permissible at '15'.

The game includes some milder language, such as uses of 'shit', 'whore' and 'son of a bitch'.

  • Classified date

    23/02/2011

  • BBFC reference

    BDM273273

  • Language

    English