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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.
Best story in the seriesthekiller_84 | Sept. 12, 2014 | See all thekiller_84's reviews »
This game in my opinion has the best story yet in the assassin's creed series it's truly a masterpiece but is brought down a little by being very repetitive if not for this it would have gotten a perfect 100 score. If you are thinking of buying it i would highly recommend you do.
A story about History.neokratos48 | Aug. 22, 2014 | See all neokratos48's reviews »
This game is for me the achievement of one of my childhood dreams. It allows me to go back into the past and live the life of who could be my ancestors. It is one of the many strengths of this videogame. You are invited to identify yourself to another occidental character, Desmond, who is living throughout is memory the life of one of his ancestors, who was a Middle-East assassin. I also liked this setting of the place, which is quite unusual in videogame. We have the impression of living in this place, of being able to interact with NPC, and to be a real individual in this world. What is also really interesting is the fact that we feel totally free to go everywhere we want, to discover the world from the roofs of highest building of the world which has been set up for you. The story is quite interesting even if missions doesn't have enough variety of gameplay and missions may get quite repetitive.(and you are a master assassin, and you can not swim, I'm still seeking for the mistake..) Nevertheless, qualities are really taking the advantage over fault, and If you like history, free running, and basic metastorys : you can buy hit closing your eyes.
Hashashin...Obsessor | Aug. 12, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
The word originates with far east, the Order of Hashashin, highly skilled killes, employing their skills in order to manipulate the world. They were experts at political plays, through blackmail or assassination.
And here is a game where you are a part of this organization. But wait, there's more. Even though this is purely fictional story it is rooted in actual historic setting. The middle ages Jerusalem.
The game is a free roam. You get an assignment, your target, the person you have to... dispose of. And carry out that assignment with attention to details. First you gather intel, plan your moves, check for best escape routes, learn about your target's habits. And finally strkie. With surgical precision, taking out your target and disappearing. Or slaughtering indiscriminately.
The cons of the game are few, but nonetheless annoying. First of all, the preparation before every assassination looks exactly the same. You complete the same steps every time. Very repetitive and in after few assignments plainly boring. Secondly, a mild con... Game's world is pretty small for me. I hoped for a bigger place to roam.
Nevertheless this game is a must have, must play! Not perfect, with a graphics that's now outdated. No matter. It's still great. If you haven't yet, please get to know the "father" of Ezzio, Connor and Edward Kenway, the famous Altair.
Boring, repetetive, boring, repetetive.Furrek | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I had high expectations from Assassin's Creed. Every game magazine, gaming websites and gamers rated this game very high. So when I started it, everything was OK. The story seemed interesting, completing the first "mission", if I can call it this way, made me think that I will have a great time. Being an assassin - cool. Fighting elements, jumping from building to building and climbing them, I don't remember playing a game like that in ages. Both graphics and music are nice. Aaaand this is when the let down comes on the stage. The whole game is so repetetive, that after two or three "missions" I was bored. Sure, I completed it, but I swear to myself that I won't play the next games named Assassin's Creed. Whole game looks like that: Talk, travel to old times, go from point A to B, jump, kill someone, run away, back to present times, repeat. I feel somehow cheated. Great game? Start of great game series? This is not what anyone would expect from action adventure game like that. Games used to be more creative, especially in this genre. Maybe Assassin's Creed had potential, but somehow it was wasted. From my experience, I can't recommend this to anyone.
Bumpy start but still a solid foundation built for its Future!khawaja07 | July 30, 2014 | See all khawaja07's reviews »
An ambitious attempt by Ubisoft in making an Open World adventure in which you use stealth in every way possible in order to achieve your goals. Its centered around two groups, the Assassins and the Templars, both wish to achieve the advancement of Mankind but have radically different ways of approaching to it. The Assassins wish Mankind to have the freedom to choose its way to success while also encountering failure and learning from it while the Templars believe in Order, they want to control Mankind and lead them to a successful path according to their desires.
You're Desmond miles, a Taxi Driver in the present day, captured by the Templars who want to access his memory fragments in order to reverse the past of his Ancestors. You play the memory of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, a Syrian Assassin who is one of the most skilful of the bunch.
As an Assassin, you approach each and every objective through Stealth, it is your biggest weapon, you hide in the shadows while trying to keep the Tempars from derailing keep Mankind from its path. You have an artillery of weapons including swords, knives, poison darts, hidden blades that you can use to silently assassinate enemies without them knowing. You have special abilities that help your six sense to know that which path is to be followed but first you must skilfully make your own path by climbing the tallest buildings and getting the highest view of the world before you make your next move. You have the ability to Climb up to almost any building you see fit. All of these gameplay features makes playing Assassin's Creed a ton of fun.
Graphically, the game is gorgeous and looks stunning while traversing through its wonderfully crafted world. You make your way through Towns and Cities of people doing their own stuff, a great technical achievement in the past Generation. The PC version supported all the greatest graphical features of that time and was the latest game in the market to utilize Directx 10.1.
Soundtrack is beautifully composed and is a great treat to listen to.
In the end, its a solid start to one of the best game series of all time, it helped setup the foundation of multiple games in the series and a whole new playground for game developers to play in. History is Assassin's Creed's Playground. I totally would recommend this game to any stealth fan as its extremely cheap to buy these days.