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Assassin’s Creed: Origins

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Total Reviews: 128
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: The setting of Assassin’s Creed Origins is brilliant. A vast and evocative Egypt will inspire wonder, even if Origins offers only incremental improvements on the franchise’s long-running systems.
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Critic Reviews: 128
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 128

The setting of Assassin's Creed Origins is brilliant. A vast and evocative Egypt will inspire wonder, even if Origins offers only incremental improvements on the franchise's long-running systems.

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39% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

9/10
Alanah Pierce (IGN)

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a deep-dive into a truly stunning realization of ancient Egypt, with a rich series of cultures, genuine characters, and more mission variety than any other game in the series. The combat is challenging and thoughtful, and while the loot system doesn’t match up to games like Destiny 2, there are enough different weapon types and enough enemy variety to keep you swapping between weapons, catered to the situation. The RPG elements encourage challenges of their own, and even despite a handful of bugs, I desperately wanted to keep playing.

October 26, 2017 |

As beautiful as it is deadly, Origins’ Egyptian playground is finally everything you wanted the Creed to be.

October 26, 2017 |
5/5 stars
Louise Blain (GamesRadar+)
8.5/10
Colin Campbell (Polygon)

In essence, Assassin’s Creed Origins is much the same game as the original Assassin’s Creed, which came out a decade ago. It’s a formula that people like to play, and it’s certainly been honed and improved over the years. Origins is, then, undoubtedly the best iteration of this formula yet. But I yearn for a fresh approach and new ideas, something that astounds the senses as much as the wondrous world this game inhabits.

October 26, 2017 |

Alanah Pierce (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a deep-dive into a truly stunning realization of ancient Egypt, with a rich series of cultures, genuine characters, and more mission variety than any other game in the series. The combat is challenging and thoughtful, and while the loot system doesn’t match up to games like Destiny 2, there are enough different weapon types and enough enemy variety to keep you swapping between weapons, catered to the situation. The RPG elements encourage challenges of their own, and even despite a handful of bugs, I desperately wanted to keep playing.

Louise Blain (GamesRadar+)

5/5 stars - (Read Review)

As beautiful as it is deadly, Origins’ Egyptian playground is finally everything you wanted the Creed to be.

Colin Campbell (Polygon)

8.5/10 - (Read Review)

In essence, Assassin’s Creed Origins is much the same game as the original Assassin’s Creed, which came out a decade ago. It’s a formula that people like to play, and it’s certainly been honed and improved over the years. Origins is, then, undoubtedly the best iteration of this formula yet. But I yearn for a fresh approach and new ideas, something that astounds the senses as much as the wondrous world this game inhabits.

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Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

For the last four years, the team behind Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has been crafting a new beginning for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Set in Ancient Egypt, players will journey to the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape the world and give rise to the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Plunged into a living, systemic and majestic open world, players are going to discover vibrant ecosystems, made of diverse and exotic landscapes that will provide them with infinite opportunities of pure exploration, adventures and challenges. Powered by a new fight philosophy, Assassin’s Creed Originsembraces a brand new RPG direction where players level up, loot, and choose abilities to shape and customize their very own skilled Assassin as they grow in power and expertise while exploring the entire country of Ancient Egypt.

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