Assassin's Creed™ Director's Cut Edition (NA)
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"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.
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.
Good Start.Esikimo | April 15, 2014 | See all Esikimo's reviews »
Assassin's Creed is a game about assassins who want to save the world from the templars. At first I was skeptical about buying this and playing it, but after watching some gameplay I decided I need to play it. The game starts you off as Desmond miles who lives in the modern day and age. Desmond was captured by a Templar group known as Abstergo who wants to use his DNA to look at his ancestors memories. For the majority of the game you play as an assassin who has to gain trust back from the other Assassins. This assassins name is Altair. This game will take you to well known cities in the Middle East around the Third Crusade. This game has a good story to it, but it can be a bit repetitive throughout most of the game. I did not let that stop me though because I fully enjoyed the game. I loved how the free running system works in this game and how much fun I had scaling buildings. I would recommend playing this before playing Assassins Creed 2 because it does have some story elements concerning desmond. I give this game a 85 out of 100.
A Great Start To A Great FranchiseTripleforce | Feb. 4, 2014 | See all Tripleforce's reviews »
Wow. Was not ready for the mind-blowing, conspiracy loaded ending. A bit on the abrupt side, but the final moments of the game left me shaken and completely creeped out, but totally looking forward to more from the franchise. While the game's biggest issue is repetitive gameplay, the story, combat and movement mechanics, sound, and graphical style kept me coming back again and again, anxious to see the battle between Assassins and Templars to the very end. Assassin's Creed is a sci-fi conspiracy theorist's fantasy with an interesting injection of historical fiction and definitely worth checking out.
"Was" Skepticalchataolauj | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
I have this game on the XBOX 360 and bought it a couple years after it's release. I was skeptical about this game since I wasn't much of a stealth type of gamer. I liked RPG and action games only back in the days before I bought this game. This game has a great storyline that will keep you wanting to play until the very end. After finishing this game I really wanted to play part 2, so I bought part 2 a month later (I didn't work and was broke). This is a good game to buy if you're looking for something different, and especially if you're wanting to play a series.