Review: Discovery Tour by Ubisoft: Ancient Egypt

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Discovery Tour by Ubisoft: Ancient Egypt is an educational game that allows you to explore ancient Egypt as in an ordinary 3D game. There is no fight, no assassination to perform. Just guided tours of Egyptian cities during antiquity. If you have Assassin’s Creed Origins, Discovery Tour is included as a game mode. If you only want to buy Discovery Tour, it is only available individually on PC, on the Ubisoft Connect platform.

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Release date: 10 February 2018

Developed by: UbiSoft Montreal
Published by: UbiSoft
Available on:
Playstation 4, Xbox One, Ubisoft Connect PC, Google Stadia
Compatible on Xbox Series and Playstation 5

Type of game: 3D virtual tour in third person view.

Topics: Ancient Egypt

Business model: Need to buy the game once.

Number of players:
1 player

Available in physical format (Blu-Ray disc), or digital (download)
Age3+ 7+ 12+16+18+Comments
New playersRequires knowing how to move around in a 3D environment by constantly moving the camera.
Intermediate players
Experienced players
Difficulty

None, we’re just directing his character in Egypt.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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Violence is described through still images, a voice and above all text. It’s like a museum.

Level of language used
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There are segments that necessarily contain historical and mythological facts, with the violence that goes with it. The beheadings, assassinations are therefore described by text. Other segments describe sexuality without showing anything. And alcohol is also mentioned as wine and its presence in Egyptian culture.

Positive message
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A great tool to learn and discover ancient Egypt in a concrete way.

Minimum reading level required
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Asked to read for a few years.

Additional costs ?
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none

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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Needs to manipulate a camera constantly to be able to follow the character.

Conclusion

Discovery Tour by Ubisoft: Ancient Egypt is a very good educational game, allowing to show concretely how life was going in ancient Egypt. Many historians, educators and teachers use this game as an educational tool.

The work done by Ubisoft on this game is just amazing. For an educational game, the achievement is also remarkable. They reused all their work on the main game (Assassin’s Creed Origins) to make it an excellent educational tool.

Warning though: Discovery Tour by Ubisoft: Ancient Egypt is recommended from 10 years old, but the main game, Assassin’s Creed Origins, is recommended for adults only.

In case a child plays the game, it is recommended to buy only Discovery Tour by Ubisoft: Ancient Egypt on PC.

More information about the game: Official game page

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