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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.
Impressive for 2008, ok+ nowgalgol | March 24, 2014 | See all galgol's reviews »
+Huge open world +Horses +Combat mechanic core +Free-run mechanic concept -Free-run problems: the game likes to disobey me :( -Repetitive +-Story isn't very interesting, but if you want to know all about AC you sould play it +Unique setting +What came next: AC2 is amazing.
Get repetive after a while.Mandemon | March 17, 2014 | See all Mandemon's reviews »
Ah yes, the first Assassin's Creed game. I've got fond memories of this one.
The game revolves, as the name says, assassins and assassinations. In the simplest form, you are given a target. Then, you need to locate the target, plan your approach and kill him. Beauty is in that you can do this either through blending in and killing the target before anyone realizes what is going on... or by just jumping in middle of the crowd and stabbing him.
The game offers an open world experience, though the areas you can access are limited at first, but open up as the game continues. Parkour style movement allows the player to freely navigate the world and question becomes "What route to take", rather than "Can I go there".
Game offers nice set of weapons. There are swords, throwing knives as well as the iconic hidden blades.
Games story is... confusing, to say the least. Story is told through present time events and through assassinations which happen(ed) during the Crusades, told through "genetic memory".
Biggest problem the game has is repetition. After the first assassinations, the game falls into a monotome rhythm of "Go to city, do side quest, go kill target". This is especially bad if you, for whatever reason, quit playing for sometime and decide to start over. You soon get bored doing the same things again and again, with limited arsenal and skills.
Controls are... weird, I never got them to work properly for myself and agamepad offered no help, the actions mapped out weird. I needed to remap them to more sensible configuration. Still, the game is playable with keyboard as well as with a controller.
Still, it is a nice game and offers good fun on the first run.
Very decent start to a great seriesGmen | Jan. 5, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
In this title you play the character Desmond Miles in modern times, who is kidnapped by a couple of doctors and forced to take part in an experiment involving a machine called an Animus. The Animus tracks a person’s genetic memory right back to his ancestors and recreates these memories in 3D virtual reality form. Desmond (and therefore the player) assumes the role of Altair, a medieval assassin belonging to a creed, who is out to redeem himself for disgracing the brotherhood, by assassinating key targets in the cities mentioned above.
I’m a big fan of anything that is set in the middle ages. This game doesn’t disappoint, as the cities of Masyaf, Damascus, Acre and Jerusalem that the player will visit during the game are amazingly crafted down to every last detail. The graphics are rather good, and riding around the gorgeous countryside is akin to games like Oblivion or Gun, traveling from place to place. The gameplay isn’t entirely different from those titles either, except for the RPG element in Oblivion. I’d say it’s more like Gun in its objective and side quest layout.
As for the gripes in the game, I found that the sound has a few miscues and skips in dialogue and in-game cutscenes. The cutscenes are very good and inventive besides that though, with the player being able to move around, and change the camera angle while the scene plays out. I also noticed that the controls can be hard to master on a keyboard, with the scheme being similar to Tomb Raider Anniversary and Prince of Persia with the same aggravation present with a missed jump or failure to connect with an environment hotpot like a brick on a side of a wall. On a good note though, the parkour, or free running, element in the game, hopping from roof to roof will remind you of good old Thief and the thieves’ highway, except it’s much better, with the ability to sprint wildly across rooftops, jump across streets and scale up anything vertical (except trees).
There’s also an original concept here in terms of being able to climb to the top of viewpoints throughout the game to learn of important quests that will help you in your main goal, and then carry out those quests such as pick pockets, assassinations, interrogations and helping civilians in order to obtain vital clues for your mission. This seems sort of in line with Hitman: Blood Money, where you have a choice in how to complete your hits. In fact the soundtrack here is composed by Jesper Kyd, who also worked on the Hitman series.
I highly recommend this game to anyone who wants to play something new. It doesn’t completely reinvent the wheel in terms of gameplay, with elements borrowed from some games and put together, albeit nicely. The story is quite exciting, and if you want sword fights and killing sprees, you’ll want this.
Building Block to a better placeStuman31 | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
As the first in the series obviously its not going to be the most rounded of the games. The biggest issues with this game like having to ride from town to town, and allowing counter attacks to be an automatic "I-WIN" button. It is a great game that is the first chapter of the Assassins Creed book. Obviously if you want the whole story of the series you would want to play this one. It is still a really enjoyable game. But one of those games that after you've played the newer ones in the series you can feel the drag of the aspects they quickly dropped
beautifull starter for the seriesruttenmurf | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all ruttenmurf's reviews »
Assassins creed is a wonderful game were you use skills and stealth to try and assassinate your target. This game still has beautiful graphics and fluent gameplay. I do not really think the graphics have improved much from 1 to 3 anyway. I loved this game because it is set in the crusader period which I find a very interesting historical time. The game makes the perfect combination between realism and fiction. The events have happened but in the game you as an assassin made them happened which feels pretty damn good. I like this game even if it doesn’t an rpg element to it as the 2nd game. If you played the last assassin creed game you are almost obligated to buy this game. Here you can find out where it all started.