"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.
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.
*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI RADEON X1300-1950 / HD 2000 / 3000 series NVIDIA GeForce 6600-6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series
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The first Assassin's Creed has a lot of history to it (literally and not literally). It brought to life a franchise that would later become a fan favorite. One of those games everyone knows (think Call of Duty). It was a time where there was no cash grabbing from franchises, so every game received some true love from the developers. This first game introduces the mechanics for which the franchise would become known for: the parkour-style of climbing building and running through towns with very fluid movements; the assassination of targets with your signature Hidden Blade; and of course, the Leap of Faith. However, it's not without its problems. The first Assassin's Creed is widely known to be very, very repetitive, and that's true. When you get kinda close to the end, the game becomes a chore, so you'll probably play like 20 minutes before stopping to come back again latter. It also has very long and unskippable cutscenes, and I mean that. VERY long! Today, the first Assassin's Creed is obsolete. Every game after it is so much better it's just not worth it to come back, unless you play it first or you really want to know how it all started, given Altair, the protagonist of this game, is such a key point in later games.
This game is so underrated. The combat is very advanced for its time. It's fluid and the animations are brutal. It's worth noting that in earlier segments of the game, the combat can actually be quite challenging (a rarity for Assassin's Creed games). Despite the combat being great, there are many opportunities for stealth if you're good enough to not get caught. It's also worth noting that the graphics are still good to this day, and with some tweaking with the graphics it can easily look like a modern game. The game really shines during it's assassination segments. After you've collected enough information on your targets, you can make a plan based on that information and attempt to kill your target. Each assassination is very different and each target adds to the complexity of he story. The only con to this game is that it's extremely repetitive. If you want to 100% the game, you'll be required to collect 420 flags which takes a very long time, even with a guide. The games missions leading up to the assassinations are more or less the same and they may get old for some. Luckily the PC version has more mission variety than the console version. In short, if you enjoy the Assassin's Creed series or action/stealth games in general, this game is incredible.
This game was the first one I experienced on my PS3, and it's obvious why the saga is so successful. Action, stealth, parkour, history, story, everything this game touches is gold. Don't be fooled, this game is quite old now, but it's as enjoyable as the current ones!
First of all, I would like to say that I really like the Assassin's Creed series. I have been a fan since late 2013 and even though I only played 3 titles (the first tree games) I think I can give you a solid opinion on how the first game holds out today. I must mention that I first bought the second game and, not having played this one, I was confused and didn't pay much attention to the story. I played it for the gameplay until halfway through and got bored. This is why I think you should NOT skip this title, even though some people say it is not as fun as the others. The story - I don't want to spoil it too much. The game has 2 separate ones that interconnect: one set in the time of the Crusades and one in the present day. Overall I liked it, I liked how it actually focused on the Order instead of the main character. The graphics - Are still great today. Don't be fooled by the fact that this games is seven years old, I've seen decent rigs nowadays that can't run this game on max settings. The game has a special kind of blur effect that is characteristic to the series. It gives you the feeling that it is a computer simulation which fits with the story perfectly. The gameplay - This is the most important part of the game. Compared to the newer titles, the fighting and assassination systems might seem archaic, but, again, this somehow fits with the story. Let me explain: this title is about getting the assassination done fast and getting out alive, not about looking good while doing it. You don't have double hidden blades or flashier weapons because the blade is supposed to be your identity as an Assassin, your gift and burden *minor spoiler* that's why Assassins must have one finger both as a symbol of loyalty to the Order and for the blade to fit. In conclusion, I think this game should be played by any gamer, fan or not, not because of flawless mechanics, but because of the perfect way in which the atmosphere, the story and the gameplay mix together.
Assassin's Creed the game that started it all featured an open world game experience like never before. Set in the time of during the time of Third Crusade which introduced to players to a fresh IP from Ubisoft that lend players to experience an epic journey in the footsteps of Altair Ibn la Ahad (meaning Son of No One in the Arabic language). The idea was very fresh at the time of it's release and still loved by millions. Desmond is the game's main Protagonist who was captured by a well established organization named Abstergo Industries who was working on a secret project called Animus a machine that is able to read the memory of it's subjects ancestors through their DNA to find out the secret object called the Apple (Piece of Eden). Desmond relives the memory of his ancestor Altair who was a member of Assassins. Altair had the ability to take down his enemies with stealth and was able to climb any possible structure and was a very well trained by his Mentor Al-Mualim. Desmond in real life out of the animus started to learn same abilities as Altair had and he also discovered that the people who captured him are Templars who were in war with the Assassin's centuries ago when Altair was alive. So on it's up to Desmond shoulders to bear the burden and deep dig down into his memories to find the missing pieces and the truth! Goods: - Memorable Characters and Locations - Unforgettable Story - Amazing Voice Acting - Flexible Controls and Camera - Combat System Bads: - None
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