Assassin's Creed™ Director's Cut Edition (NA)

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Description

"Assassin's Creed is a beautiful, exciting experience that will stay with you long after you finish it." - GameSpot

"Offers a unique mix of action and exploration that deserves to be experienced." - IGN


Assassin’s Creed is the next-gen game developed by Ubisoft Montreal that will redefine the action genre. While other games claim to be next-gen with impressive graphics and physics, Assassin’s Creed merges technology, game design, theme, and emotions into a world where you instigate chaos and become a vulnerable, yet powerful, agent of change.

The setting is 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict.

You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history.


Key features:

  • Be an Assassin: Master the skills, tactics, and weapons of history’s deadliest and most secretive clan of warriors. Plan your attacks, strike without mercy, and fight your way to escape.

  • Realistic and responsive environments: Experience a living, breathing world in which all your actions have consequences. Crowds react to your moves and will either help or hinder you on your quests.

  • Action with a new dimension – total freedom: Eliminate your targets wherever, whenever, and however. Stalk your prey through richly detailed, historically accurate, open-ended environments. Scale buildings, mount horses, blend in with crowds. Do whatever it takes to achieve your objectives.

  • Relive the epic times of the Crusades: Assassin’s Creed immerses you in the realistic and historical Holy Land of the 12th century, featuring life-like graphics, ambience, and the subtle, yet detailed nuances of a living world.

  • Intense action rooted in reality: Experience heavy action blended with fluid and precise animations. Use a wide range of medieval weapons, and face your enemies in realistic swordfight duels.

  • Next-gen gameplay: The proprietary engine developed from the ground up for the next-gen console allows organic game design featuring open gameplay, intuitive control scheme, realistic interaction with environment, and a fluid, yet sharp, combat mechanic.

Customer reviews

90

Where it all started

vipe_1 | Jan. 27, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

It's funny to look back on the original Assassin's Creed today. At the time, I wouldn't have guessed it would have gone as far as it has, and in comparison to the later games in the series, it feels dramatically different in gameplay and tone. In some ways, it's too bad the series shifted a little bit after this game, and didn't retain the less focused, much less "epic storyline," and more insolated feel of this game.

The protagonist of this game, Altair, is still my favorite main character in the series, and the crusade era Middle East is a terrific, completely unrepresented setting. The traveling between different cities on horseback, open world feel of this game is a great concept.

It's a valid criticism that this game has less to do and is more repetitive than the other games. Missions are limited, and some more variety and style would be nice. Still, it's not a major drawback. The modern day part of this game is, in retrospect, a unfortunate decision. I would personally have rather the game foregone that modern day character and conspiracy. It's really a drawback of all AC games.

This is a very good game, and in many ways the best AC game in style and feel. A must play in the third person genre.

75

An imperfect gem

MadDemon64 | Jan. 6, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Assassin’s Creed was an ambitious title: an open-world stealth game where you go about killing your targets in a fictional rendition of the ancient world. For the most part the game works, but there are some parts where the game falters.

Assassin’s Creed story is straightforward: you must kill the captains of the Templars, a group of warriors intent on killing everyone in your group in order to prevent them from learning the secret that your group holds. There are a few plot twists along the way, but the story and characters aren’t that deep. However, what helps prop the game up is now you are supposed to hide from and escape your enemies. By using parkour to climb up buildings, you gain a vantage point to scout your surroundings. By diving into hay or traveling with monks, you escape pursuers. At the time the game came out, this was a novel concept that mostly worked and was a good way of escaping when you couldn’t outfight your enemies, although fighting enemies was not that difficult due to the counter mechanic being broken and making combat far too easy, even when surrounded by 10 enemies.

Assassin’s Creed was a good first step in the franchise. It might have had its flaws, but no game like it has ever been without problems.

88

True to its title.

heerox328 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »

The only Assassin's Creed title that actual emulates its title. While every other game in the series is a pre-historic Batman simulation, AC1 was actually an assassin simulator. The game was built around major targets and it was up to you to determine how to assassinate them.

The game is a bit dated now, but at the time it was revolutionary and unlike anything we had ever seen. Certainly still a great game, but it lacked scope in environments and the story was inconsistent at points. AC2 was overall a better game, but Ezio was annoying as a character and the game became more of an action-adventure than an assassin experience.

Certainly worth picking up, even if this game came out seven years ago.