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  • Summary: The city: 1789 Paris. The French Revolution transforms a once-magnificent city into a hot house of terror and calamity. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the proletariat who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation is in upheaval, a man named ArnoThe city: 1789 Paris. The French Revolution transforms a once-magnificent city into a hot house of terror and calamity. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the proletariat who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation is in upheaval, a man named Arno leaves on a journey to expose the true powers of the Revolution. His mission throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a real Master Assassin. From the storming of the Bastille to the execution of King Louis XVI, experience the French Revolution as never before, and help the people of France carve an entirely new destiny. Expand
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  1. Nov 18, 2014
    82
    The PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity is visually stunning, but it's also very demanding in terms of hardware requirements. If you've got what it takes to run the game smoothly and you like the series, this is the best episode so far.
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    78
    The PC version of Unity requires a pretty hefty rig to run, and an even heftier one is recommended. That said, those of you who have access to this will find that Unity on PC looks even better than its console brethren thanks to being able to run at resolutions above 900p, enhanced textures, and (hardware permitting) a much higher frame rate than the locked 30fps of the Xbox One and PS4.
  3. Nov 20, 2014
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Newfound openness of Assassin’s Creed demonstrates just how inadequate its AI really is for a stealth game: pampered nobility usually simply ignores a bloodied body on the dance floor, and guards don’t care much either. At least they’ve learned how to fight: unless you “cheat” with smoke bombs, it’s highly unlikely you’ll survive a melee against a group. [Jan 2015, p.62]
  5. Nov 27, 2014
    67
    As I write this, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a bugfest, but technical problems, however annoying, can and probably will be fixed. It is not cracks in textures that it is the most worrying thing about Unity, but the cracks in game design and writing.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    65
    If you can put up with the stuttering performance and some comically ridiculous bugs (my favourite was an assassination target moon-walking backwards into my confused assassin’s cavalry sabre) then there’s a decent Assassin’s Creed experience to be found in Unity.
  7. Nov 19, 2014
    50
    An amazingly beautiful and dull adventure that takes the series well established elements and let's you repeat then yet again in an uninspired infinity. Not even hardcore fans should make excuses for this barely done game of bugs and routine work. Actually they should be the most upset. With Unity the series has gone from it's best to maybe it's worst.

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  1. Positive: 75 out of 321
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Excellent work, Ubisoft!. Superb graphics with good optimization, Unity is now the peak of AC series right now. This series is just gettingExcellent work, Ubisoft!. Superb graphics with good optimization, Unity is now the peak of AC series right now. This series is just getting better and better. Action is so intensive with fantastic cut-scenes.

    I am honored to represent all the fans of AC to express our sincere gratitude towards the hard work of our beloved developer.
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  2. Jan 21, 2015
    9
    I can't believe this game gets such low reviews. I imagine it's all due to the glitches that it suffered at launch. I'm playing it one monthI can't believe this game gets such low reviews. I imagine it's all due to the glitches that it suffered at launch. I'm playing it one month later and it's working really fine. Some NPC sometimes behave wierdly, but you can live with that, happens in mostly all the games.

    I am playing it at 4K resolution with a GTX 970, at max (ultra) settings and it runs fine, it may get slow FPS occasionally but come on! I could just reduce something and it would be smooth as butter always.

    I read most people criticize it comparing it to Black Flag and the earlier games.. I'm not comparing it. I remember reading the same criticism about Black Flag last year. I think Unity is awesome, Paris is awesome and it's a pleasure to just explore it. There are so many things to do, and graphically.. man, it's a treat. Best graphics ever, except maybe just Crysis 3. The light, the effects.. it feels like playing in a '800 painting.

    Maybe the average guy doesn't care about that. I do. And it's an awesome experience, worth the price (that by the way, got much cheaper considering the bad ratings).

    And COOP is real fun, much better than the average multiplayer. There is a lot of content overall in the game, different kind of solo and coop missions etc.. you hardly get bored or see the end of it. I don't know if this is the best AC ever, it's simply a very good and fun one.

    So yes, maybe it's good they release games with bugs, so people gets angry, write bad reviews and prices drop, and you also get for free what was supposed to be a DLC (Dead Kings). I think it's a steal now, just get it!!
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  3. Nov 20, 2014
    6
    Assassin's Creed Unity is a beautiful game when it wants to be. As a first entry into next-generation gaming, Ubisoft has a lot of work to do.Assassin's Creed Unity is a beautiful game when it wants to be. As a first entry into next-generation gaming, Ubisoft has a lot of work to do. Once the bugs are fixed, the game might be worthy of a discount pick up. Expand
  4. Jan 13, 2015
    2
    Specs:
    GPU: EVGA GTX 970 FTW 4GB
    CPU: Intel Core I5 4690k This game is absolutely ridiculous! Ubisoft, I am absolutely mind boggled. You
    Specs:
    GPU: EVGA GTX 970 FTW 4GB
    CPU: Intel Core I5 4690k

    This game is absolutely ridiculous! Ubisoft, I am absolutely mind boggled. You have successfully created a game that is buggier than Africa. Your company did something that someone should never do, release two games in one year (you even beat cod). Absolutely ridiculous, I'd rather wait three years and get a good game then get two in one year that are half finished.

    News flash, 24 fps is not cinematic. I have an great rig for gaming and it should not have a problem running this game. However fps drops happen very often and bugs ruin the fun of the game. Also, just because we liked a game in a franchise. Doesn't mean we want the same thing over and over again. It seems to me you copied and pasted the previous game but had an issue somewhere.
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  5. Dec 19, 2014
    1
    This game pisses me off. I was so excited for this watching the trailers for this game got me really excited! I can barely run it with a i5This game pisses me off. I was so excited for this watching the trailers for this game got me really excited! I can barely run it with a i5 4690k, Asus Strix GTX 970 and 8 gigs of ram. It runs like a pile of **** Lets start off. The gameplay is bad because this pile of garbage is barely playable. The parkour down seems cool but Ubisoft seems to not give a **** and not optimize the game for pc and i can't see where im going down because the game lags when i run! and the screen spazzes out. the story is anything you would expect from any ubisoft game. Bad. worse than watch dogs. Coop i don't know when ever i find a game my game glitches out and freezes or host migration kicks me out. If you are looking for Unity or rouge. Go with rogue you'll be more satisfied with it than this garbage. I would go as far as saying that Cod: Advanced Warfare is better than this! Ubisoft you need to stop this NOW!! do you not care for Pc gamers? We are not some fat lazy slobs sitting on our arses all day looking up hentai. We are gamers too and we should be treated the same as Console gamers! For now i will not buy another AC game until ubisoft gets it together! besides the previous ones. And know i hear there is another ac game is being developed. I hope to god the next one wont be as bad as this one! Expand
  6. Jan 13, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. EXTREMELY POOR TEXTURE
    even WORSE than Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    while it STILL requires MORE than a GTX-760!
    RIDICULOUS!
    This garbage trash really gonna BURN OUT my laptop!
    Battle system is HELL the WORST!!!
    MESSY CONTROL makes my leading character
    GET KILLED LESS than ONE MINUTE EVERY SINGLE FIGHT!
    THIS TRASH I'M NOT GONNA PLAY IT ANYMORE!!!
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  7. Nov 12, 2014
    0
    I can't believe I bought this game. I can play Metro Last Light on Ultra with almost constant 80fps, but I can't even get 30fps in this game.I can't believe I bought this game. I can play Metro Last Light on Ultra with almost constant 80fps, but I can't even get 30fps in this game. I will never ever buy an Ubisoft game again. Never! Expand

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