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Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed: Empire

The seventh major installment in the Ubisoft's best-selling action game series. Plotwise, Assassin's Creed: Empire is a sort of prequel to the entire series, taking players so far back in time as none other installment did - to the ancient Egypt, long before the two opposing orders of Assassins and Templars were founded. Players play the part of a slave, a distant ancestor to Altair - the protagonist of the first Assassin's Creed. Concerning mechanics, the title does not differ significantly from previous installments of the series, still being primarily an adventure game, supplemented with action sequences and carefully planned assassinations. The game world was, of course, with reverence typical of the franchise, adapted to the new setting, bringing back things like the possibility to mount animals or use boats. On the technical side, Empire is said to avoid relying on the achievements of previous installments, while our area of activity is approximately three times larger than what was offered by Assassin's Creed IV.

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PC / Windows
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Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins | PC

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Ancient history, historical, Egypt, action adventure

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed Origins release date for PC:

game language:
English

27 October 2017 | Worldwide

27 October 2017 | Europe

27 October 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 647 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 978 players' votes.  

Assassin's Creed Origins is a yet another installment in the best-selling open-world action game series developed by an internal Ubisoft studio located in Montreal.†The game brings multiple novelties into the series†including numerous changes, improvements, entirely new mechanics, and story.†At the same time, Origins is the first installment in the series' history to be set in Antiquity. The game described herein is available on a number of platforms, including PC Windows Ė this release of the game delivers highest quality visuals with 4K resolution.

Sony PlayStation 4
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Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins | PS4

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Ancient history, historical, Egypt, action adventure

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed Origins release date for PS4:

game language:
English

27 October 2017 | Worldwide

27 October 2017 | Europe PAL

27 October 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 250 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 418 players' votes.  

Ubisoft bases its operations on both new and tried series. One of the latter ones is with no doubt Assassinís Creed Ė developed since 2007, which with each installment has taken players to the far corners of the globe, including the Holy Land from the time of the Crusades, Renaissance Italy, Paris during the Great Revolution, and the 19th century London. Assassinís Creed Origins available (among other platforms) on PlayStation 4 takes us to the Ancient Egypt, where we can experience the beginnings of the Assassin Brotherhood. Players assume the role of one of its founders Ė Bayek. This game is a form of a new beginning for the series, as it offers a larger world with a number of novelties in terms of the gameplay mechanics.

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Ancient history, historical, Egypt, action adventure

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed Origins

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed Origins release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

27 October 2017 | Worldwide

27 October 2017 | Europe PAL

27 October 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.95 / 10 calculated out of 165 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 216 players' votes.  

Two years after the release of a last full-fledged installment in the Assassinís Creed series, Ubisoft Montreal (known for creating the well-received Assassinís Creed IV: Black Flag) has decided to give players something entirely new. For Assassinís Creed Origins, the developers have redesigned the gameplay mechanics focusing mostly on emphasizing the RPG elements. Moreover, the change of time and setting has allowed them to present the mysterious beginnings of the titular brotherhood. The Xbox One release of the game utilizes the full potential of the more powerful version of Microsoftís console, namely Xbox One X, which allows players to experience the game in full 4K and delivers better-quality textures.

Plot

The action of Assassin's Creed Origins is set in Ancient Egypt, where the brotherhood of the titular Assassins has originated from. Players assume the role of Bayek from Siwa and learn about the intrigue standing behind the creation of the Assassin organization. The main protagonist of this story is one of the Nubian warriors, who for centuries have served the pharaohs as agents and elite lawmen. Bayek along with his fellow soldiers have become obsolescent when the Greek influences were spread by the Ptolemaic dynasty - in face of these changes, the main protagonist is left with no other choice than to adapt to the new situation.

Similarly to most of the previous installments in the series, apart from the historical part of the plot, there are also the elements taking place at the present times. Players get to uncover more secrets of the Abstergo Industries, which is only a cover for the organization fighting the Assassins - the Templars.

Mechanics

Assassin's Creed Origins for PC / Windows gives at players' disposal an open world that in terms of its size matches the one featured in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The in-game world comprises cities (such as Giza, in which you can see both Pyramids and the Sphinx), oasis (such as Fajum and Siwa), and the Nile Delta. This time around, the map is not divided into sectors loaded during the game; this also regards the underwater bottom, where players can discover ruins and ship wreckages. An important aspect of the game is the exploration players can perform both afoot (once again, we can enjoy the free running system allowing us to climb the infrastructure and jumping between different constructions parkour style) and on the back of a steed - either a horse or a camel. Moreover, the game also offers the opportunity to ride a chariot and travel onboard boats.

The in-game world is inhabited by wild animals (Bayek can domicile them and, if necessary, use their help in combat) as well as NPCs (for the first time in the series, their life is subject to the day and night cycle and their unique duties). These neutral characters are the ones that assign story and side quests that propel the game. In comparison to the missions from the previous installments, the ones in the game described herein feature a much more open structure.

Other changes include the combat mechanics. The developers have abandoned the formula based on spectacular counterattacks and implemented dodging, blocking the enemy blows with a shield, and using moments when enemies put their guard down. Moreover, the attacks have been divided into two categories: light attacks can be used when fighting weaker opponents, while the heavy blows are most effective against armored enemies (including bosses). Additionally, after filling the special adrenaline bar, Bayek can mount a destructive attack able to knock down even the strongest foes. The main protagonist gets at his disposal diversified weapons Ė these include cold steel for close combat (axes, bats, swords, daggers, and clubs) as well as ranged weapons (several types of bows). Similarly to the previous installments, the main protagonist can perform sneak attacks with his hidden blade and use gadgets such as smoke grenades. What is worth noticing, the pieces of equipment can be upgraded thanks to the elaborate crafting system.

The clear RPG elements include also the character development system. On their adventure, players earn experience points and level up their characters by purchasing new skills from the character development tree. These skills are divided into three groups representing their own preferences: Master Warrior includes talents regarding close combat, Master Hunter allows players to master archery and stealth elimination of the enemies, Master Seer regards tools utilized by Bayek and his ability to manipulate the environment. Somewhat above these groups, there is also Senu, a domiciled eagle, and Bayek's faithful companion. Players can dispatch the bird for reconnaissance (allowing them to familiarize themselves with the landform and enemy locations). By developing Senu's abilities one increases the chances of spotting the enemies and distracting them.

Technical aspects

Assassin's Creed Origins has been based on AnvilNext 2.0 technology - a new version of the proprietary graphics engine, which allowed the developers to significantly improve the game's visuals. Players are bound to appreciate the detailed surroundings along with rich character animations. As befits an Assassin's Creed game, on their adventures, players are accompanied by a great soundtrack.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 760/Radeon R9 280X or better, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz , 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon R9 270 or better, Windows 7/8.1/10

Assassin's Creed Origins Game Guide

game guide 29 December 2017

The unofficial guide to Assassin's Creed: Origin will help you beat this enormous game 100%. It contains a complete walkthrough of all quests. You will also find a description of gameplay mechanics and detailed maps containing lots of secrets.

Assassinís Creed Origins Season Pass and free DLC revealed

News 11 October 2017 11:49

Ubisoft has revealed details on Assassinís Creed Origins post-launch content, including the Season Pass and free DLC.

Assassin's Creed Origins file size leaked

News 02 October 2017 14:12

If you are going to download a digital copy of Assassin's Creed Origins, prepare for a pretty weighty download, at least if you play on Xbox One. But we doubt that the versions for other platforms will be much different.

Explore ancient Egypt in combat-free Assassin's Creed Origins discovery mode

News 28 September 2017 11:13

Assassin's Creed fans have long waited for a chance of visiting ancient Egypt. Thanks to the all new Discovery Tour mode, included in Assassinís Creed Origins, players will be able to have a combat-free tour across the in-game open world.

Assassin's Creed Origins will let you raid authentic tombs

News 04 August 2017 15:47

Assassin's Creed Origins will let players explore ancient Egyptian tombs, recreated as closely as possible based on historical references. Like it was in early Assassin's Creed games, those will be filled with puzzles and navigation challenges.

Picture of Assassinís Creed: Origins hero leaked online

News 31 May 2017 11:45

Ba Yek is reportedly the protagonist of the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Origins. A picture of the Egyptian assassin printed on a T-shirt has leaked online.

A bunch of new rumors on Assassinís Creed: Origins Ė The Witcher 3-inspired combat and more

News 16 May 2017 14:13

Here's a bunch of new rumors on Assassinís Creed: Origins. An alleged Ubisoft employee revealed a lot about the game's protagonist, combat, and other mechanics.

Assassin's Creed: Empire alleged leaked screenshot emerged

News 27 February 2017 19:09

If this isn't an Assassin's Creed: Empire leaked screenshot, then what is it? We'll probably know for sure at this year's E3.

Assassinís Creed Origins hands-on Ė ancient history brings revolutionary changes

Preview 04 October 2017 18:00

After taking a one-year break from the Assassinís Creed series, Ubisoft shakes things up in the known formula. Is Origins truly a revolution? Letís try to formulate an opionion based on 4 hours we spent in its open world.

Will Assassinís Creed Origins be a full-fledged RPG?

Preview 31 August 2017 09:30

The Assassinís Creed franchise has been romancing with RPG mechanics from the very beginning. Can the Egyptian chapter in Origins be called a typical role-playing game? The developers avoid this label, so letís try to answer this question ourselves.