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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.
How I Became an AssassinLordAristocrat | Dec. 13, 2014 | See all LordAristocrat's reviews »
2008 has completely changed my gaming life. Again and again I had to return to Assassin's Creed, because I was amazed by its beauty, excellent gameplay and good storyline. Ubisoft made a perfect GTA game in Middle Age which combined history, parkour, sword fighting, horse riding, war between ancient orders and modern technologies. Make a history and be an Assassin!
Undoubtedly flawed, but incredibly funValentine109 | Nov. 9, 2014 | See all Valentine109's reviews »
The first entry in the now long running Assassin’s Creed series, the original outing is a fun experience with a great open world, excellent combat (if a bit slow) and a great story to pull you along. The free running mechanic really makes the world feel very open, and the cities do feel quite alive (although their residents not so much) Travelling through the over-world that connects the cities can feel a bit tedious, especially when you have to slow down on your horse, but it doesn't detract from the feel of the world. The game does have one glaring issue though in that its mission structure has you doing small missions before the next assassination, BUT with each new assassination, you are given nearly the exact same of missions making it feel quite repetitive, but each new assassination mission is well worth it. This debut title for the series was a fun outing, and I do recommend it for anyone that wants to try something different.
Flawed, but incredibly goodLSD | Sept. 20, 2014 | See all LSD's reviews »
The environments are huge, getting around them is incredibly fun, and the combat is the absolute best in the series. Though I never really liked the over-arching storyline, the individual story of the character you play as is well written and interesting.
The main flaws are that the game is repetitive (as others have said) and that the stealth elements are almost non-existent. There are 3 cities divided into 3 districts (separated by the outlands, which you can also explore). Each target resides in one district. For each district, you have to do 3-5 side-missions to be able to assassinate the target. These side-missions are almost all copy-and-pasted into each district, making completing the game almost a grind.
The other major flaw is the main character. Though the dialogue is great, the voice actor for the main character is...awful. For some reason Ubisoft decided to make him speak with an American accent, instantly ruining any sense of immersion: while the supporting characters tell you about your mission in an arabic-ish accent, your character replies with a monotonous, droning American accent that's so obviously out of place. On top of that, he's white. You know, like an American person might be. Obviously Ubisoft wanted to appeal to a specific audience, but it really mars what could have been an interesting character by having him be yet another white American action hero...with a dull voice.
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.