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Assassin's Creed (Classics)

Released on 05 September 2008

Rating: 15+ (BBFC)

4.0 out of 5 (88 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Assassin's Creed is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming the role of the main character Altair, will have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

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.

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: 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

            customer Reviews

             Average rating (88 reviews)

             Assasinations fun short lived.

            | | See all misterbloke87's reviews (4)

            Yes first up it has to be said that this is a fantastic game, with a great story line. Its not often that you become immersed with the story being told, and enjoy your characters growth throughout. Assassin's Creed delivers just that. However with some many positives within the game (see practically any other review here) people seem to neglect to discuss the negatives.

            The combat system within the game is exciting to start with, releasing awesome combo's, and killing legions of soldiers with slow motion cinematic and fanciful acrobatics. But this become increasingly repetitive, there is only so many people you can kill in the same way before you get a boring sense of daji-vu.

            Most of the game centres around your characters carefully planned assasinations (no surprise there) and getting away scot-free. However you can just as easily take on a legion of 20 soldiers single handed and slaughter them all without much practice, this is due to the games maximum of 3 on 1 fighting, meaning that you character can only fight a maximum of 3 soldiers at once, whilst the rest line up and wait there turn to be victim to your awesome parry and slice technique. This seems to stray away from the games premise as a care sneak assassination game, like that of Thief or Splinter Cell series and more like a platform beat em up alla Streets of Rage.

            My final niggle with the game was the repetitive climbing to the top of lookout points to get your next game objectives (even though when you first suicide dive from the top it is strangely exhilarating) and constant saving of citizens (although this is some what of a side task it questions your moral value if you don't help.)

            Overall as I stated at the start this is an excellent game, but not perfect, even when leaving out the fact that you can't skip the cut scenes, there are still a multitude of things that make it one of those games that you can only tolerate is short bursts.

             One of the greats

            | | See all Nathan444's reviews (274)

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            Brilliant game, everything is just spot on, only one let down that drives me up the wall is collecting the flags ANNOYING!!!

             Very good, but could have been better

            | | See all CrazyJamie's reviews (41)

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            I really have mixed feelings writing this review, because I desperately want to slap five stars on this and recommend it to everyone. But I can't, because as much as I like the game it doesn't deserve five stars.

            Let's start with the positives. Graphically the game is simply stunning. The scope of the graphics, the detail within them, and the animation that joins them is absolutely first class. They help to create a world that is fully believable and absolutely immersive. Combat is a joy to behold and incredibly satisfying, with a countering system that deserves recognition as one of the best of all time. The free running system (essentially the way you jump from building to building and make your way across the rooftops) is also very well done, and feels natural and highly accomplished. All in all, the graphics and core gameplay are exceptional, and make the game a joy to play.

            So what's the problem? As much as other reviewers would attempt to side step or dumb down this point, the game is highly repetitive. By that, I mean that the game is largely split into nine different assassinations, and each of those works exactly the same way. Same side missions. Same things to do. As a result there is effectively nothing new to reveal in the game past the second assassination, and this does make the game drag. I found myself wanting to finish the game for the sake of it by the seventh assassination, and whilst I would recommend finishing it, it is certainly a game that the vast majority of people will not replay after finishing it.

            The game is fantastic in so many ways, and the core gameplay is superb. But the problem is that it falls short as a single player experience that keeps you interested from start to finish and feels fresh. If the inevitable sequel can address these concerns, then it will surely be one of the greatest games of this generation. But that is something that we will find out in future. For now, Assassin's Creed is a game worthy of recommendation because it hits the heights in so many areas, and at this knockdown price it is well worth a go. But it should have been better.


            | | See all mrdom93's reviews (4)

            Is a very good game for a few hours but then it becomes so similar its just boring. Early on there is alot of watching and listening and then when you thinkk its finally going it does it all over. Worth a play i would rent before buying

             Exallent Game

            | | See all RyanMcN's reviews (1)

            This game is great wide areas 2 free rome and u get 2 kill lots of people wht can b better than tht?

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            Rating15+ (BBFC)