Assassin’s Creed® Unity
Third party DRM: UplayThis game requires a free UPLAY account to play.
Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of commoners who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin.
Introducing Assassin’s Creed® Unity, the next-gen evolution of the blockbuster franchise powered by an all-new game engine. From the storming of the Bastille to the execution of King Louis XVI, experience the French Revolution as never before, and help the people of France carve an entirely new destiny.
A UNIQUE CO-OP EXPERIENCE YOU MUST PLAY TO BELIEVE In addition to an epic single-player campaign, join with up to three friends online and experience the open world of 18th-century Paris. Pull ambitious heists and take part in unique narrative-driven missions designed exclusively for co-op play. Sabotage an execution. Protect an emperor. Assassinate a Templar agent. Victory won’t be easy; you and your lethal band must rely on communication, coordination, and diverse skills to accomplish your missions, then vanish into the shadows.
A RUTHLESS NEW HERO FOR A BRUTAL WORLD Play as Arno, an entirely new breed of Assassin, and take down your prey with a range of new weapons such as the Phantom Blade, a hidden blade with crossbow capabilities.
BRAND-NEW PARKOUR, COMBAT, AND STEALTH GAMEPLAY Enjoy an unprecedented degree of freedom and control over your Assassin. Full motion control with new parkour mechanics for free running up, across, and down city walls and buildings. A reinvented fighting system provides a richer combat experience based on skill, timing, and flow. Enhanced stealth gameplay, including a new stealth mode, cover system, and crowd-manipulation techniques. Stay hidden, stalk your prey, and strike without warning.
DEEP CUSTOMIZATION MECHANICS TO CRAFT YOUR OWN MASTER ASSASSIN Craft a unique play style by choosing weapons, gear, outfits, and specialized skills. Mix and match from hundreds of possible combinations and build your stealth, fighting, and navigation abilities from a new, expansive skill tree. Become the ultimate Master Assassin.
DISCOVER REVOLUTIONARY PARIS, BROUGHT TO LIFE AS NEVER BEFORE Carve through the stunning full-scale open world city, a feat only made possible through the power of an all-new game engine. Explore detailed building interiors and discover secret catacombs and sewers. Embark on ancestral missions, treasure hunts, murder mysteries, contracts, and more. The city is packed full of activities that will captivate for hours. Witness the chaos of the French Revolution firsthand and become immersed in the realistic, systemic crowds of up to 5,000 AI-driven characters.
IncredibleShaide | Feb. 15, 2015 | See all Shaide's reviews »
A lot of people have experienced what they say are game breaking bugs. I however have not encountered these bugs. Maybe I am just lucky? Who can say. I did encounter some lag bug issues. It's an annoyance, but wasn't game breaking.
I'm not keen on the setting though! I've never been interested in the French revolution. However while the setting seemed boring to me, the graphics and sound are amazing, and the character of Arno is interesting!
Overall I am quite pleased with this instalment of the series.
Avoid at all costs. Buggy derivative mess.Takwin | Feb. 8, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
As of February 2015, this game still has bugs that causes crashing and other odd things to happen. Ubisoft sold an unfinished game that needed many months more testing.
As for the game itself, it is the same old derivative crap, flat characters, uninteresting story, simple combat, and stupid collectibles. The parkour is improved and combat is better for sure, but they still aren't even close to as good as Shadow of Mordor.
I really think this will be the last time I am tricked by Ubisoft unless the next one gets rounds of 9's and 10's and is certified bug free. Therefore, I'll likely never play another Assassin's Creed in my lifetime.
Needs to be fixed.Kane987245 | Dec. 3, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »
The game as usual is great to play and have fun fooling around in. But if you've seen any of the reviews before this one, there is a common theme is this being buggy, patches updates are needed, and the fact i need an app to open up chests are pulling this game down like cemented feet. Wait until this game is fixed up and you'll reep the rewards.
Arno is the new EzioDemadizz | Nov. 30, 2014 | See all Demadizz's reviews »
Co-op - Minus the bug/crash that causes UPlay to not allow me to play Co-op, the game itself is fantastic. I only played a couple missions online before the UPlay got to me, and what I saw was something I will love to see in the future series. The missions all came with a unique introduction and I love the fact they went down that path.
Single Player - The story was spot on, they are finally going back to their roots minus the pirate theme. It is an actual assassin game. I felt like one in the brotherhood the aspects of it and the interactions with the council were very immersive. Arno reminds me a lot of Ezio and a little bit of Altair. It's the game I was waiting for since the Ezio trilogy. Paris of course is a beautiful sight, so vast and so much to do. The music adds so much and is incredible in every aspect. The assassination intros at the end of the sequences were a very nice touch and I loved seeing the opportunities and overview.
Unity overall proves the series is more then dying out, its expanding into many great games ahead, and doesn't need to be heavily pirate involved to be a hit. (Don't get me wrong I loved Black Flag, it's just missed the assassin feel in some parts)
This just needs a few things polished (UPlay wise) other then that the game is a masterpiece. Ranking right along side the Ezio trilogy. 9.5/10 - No regrets
Wait Until They Fix This Greatenderx30 | Nov. 27, 2014 | See all enderx30's reviews »
Assassin's Creed Unity is my third favorite entry in the series. I became deeply involved with the romance because I am a sucker for characters with chemistry.There were magical moments and character-driven conflicts, culminating in a modern romance with equal parts wit and sappyness. Some French Revolution happened or something, but the game made me care deeply for Arno and Elise than anything else. And that is okay in my book. The romance is foregrounded, and thus historical figures and events took more of a backseat. I don't mind, though, because the romance was definitely worth it for me, and the rest of the game is filled to the brim with history anyway. Combat is more difficult than previous ACs. You can't just mash parry anymore, and enemies are more deadly. The option to parkour up and down gives you more control over where you want now, though the occasional hiccup does occur like teleporting downwards. I must note the visual quality of the game, and not just its graphics. Birds fly, the sky is blue, Ubisoft makes amazing models, textures, and animations. Actually, the graphics on PC do bring out the amazing Paris, from the gritty to the glamorous. The lighting is particularly impressive and set the bar for the industry. The game also puts depth of field to good use. Most cutscenes look almost pre-rendered due to their visual fidelity. The motion capture and all animations bring every character to life, and there is no uncanny valley at all in cutscenes. With ACU and Halo 4 before it, I think we may have finally crossed the gap. It's just a shame that the game launched with the bunch of glitches and forever tainted its image. Some mechanics are buggy, like double-assassinations not registering and dying spontaneously. I also dislike the fact that a lot of content is locked behind UPlay/Initiates. I suspect the game's problems may be traced to optimizing the co-op, which I don't particularly care for in an AC game, but that is no more than speculation. As of 1.2.0 most issues are fixed, and I only fell through the world once in 1.1.0 anyway. Unity is worth your money---once the price drops and the issues fully fixed. Apart from those issues, I really enjoyed parkouring across beautiful France and sighing "ah, l'amour."