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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. Feb 9, 2015
    70
    Well at least it's better than ACIII. [Issue#257, p.66]
  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: 78 out of 333
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    I can't believe that this game has such a low user score. YES you need a beast rig to run it, So if you don't have that, pack up your **** andI can't believe that this game has such a low user score. YES you need a beast rig to run it, So if you don't have that, pack up your **** and go home. That being said, I've spent 3 hours playing the game and I absolutely love it. There is soooo much **** to do. I've hardly played any of the campaign because I'm still running around solving mysteries, picking up collectables, and dealing with real time events like killing thieves.

    To balance out the poor scores, I'm giving this game a 10 even though I whole-heartedly think that the game is a 9/10. People need to learn to tweak this game to make it run properly before bashing it. Its NOT poorly optimized.
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  2. Nov 26, 2014
    9
    I'm writing a reveiew to counterbalance the negative ones.

    I never, NEVER experienced any of the glitches encountered by others : no
    I'm writing a reveiew to counterbalance the negative ones.

    I never, NEVER experienced any of the glitches encountered by others : no graphical zombie, no character walking mid-air, no nothing. The game NEVER crashed on my PC and I never got even a single bug in the game's missions.

    I do know that some are experiencing glitches. All I can say to them is to make sure they have the latests drivers and to disable SLI entirely to see if they still have problems. Another solution might be to disable 'Motion Blur' in the graphics options. Although I have a 5960X with a Palit GTX 980, I still think that players with less powerfull setups could easily manage to get the game going ...

    But a very good CPU (at least a 4xxxK) should be used to play this game. Yes guys, read this well: mid-setups from 4 years ago are not going to give you a good framerate in this game. And a 4770K is not this good compared to a 3770K. Maybe you should go for a new PC if you have this type of setup as all future games are going to be very demanding on the CPU side of things. In fact, the main engines are evolving right now to match the new baseline enacted by cur-gen consoles. As such, the PC basic requirements are already evolving right now ...
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  3. Nov 12, 2014
    6
    Let me begin by saying that Ubisoft did not mess up, everyone has the impression that they did, but no. They did this intentionally, and let'sLet me begin by saying that Ubisoft did not mess up, everyone has the impression that they did, but no. They did this intentionally, and let's get to the root of the problem, why did they do it? Who are we kidding, we all know why they did this, come on. Do you know why they did this? Do you?...I do...it should not be a secret...... PIRACY. That's right...all this happened because Ubisoft is trying to throw the pirates off it's trail. It is painfully obvious, in fact, the over-bloated graphics are a part of it's very strategy to recover revenue lost to rampant online piracy, as well as the included micro/macro transactions and the generic gameplay. I will outline three valid points: 1) why bother to make a good game, and innovate, spending time and money, when they are just going to pirate anyway? 2) We should over-bloat the graphics, that way, when pirates flock to buy a new shiny Nvidia GPU, Nvidia will pull in revenue from which Nvidia will pay us commission, that is one way of recovering revenue lost to piracy. 3) We should cripple the game at release, that way we can release patches later that will fix it for those who legitimately buy it, those who pirated it will never get those updates. 4) Let's put in micro transactions to unlock game content, that way pirates get freemium access, as well as get some extra revenue from legitimate buyers. 5) Let's over hype the game, that way we get more preorders, the more preorders, the better off against those who will pirate it. Yep, this is it. Remember EA and Sim City and all it's online problems, well, this is the same. I myself will not be buying this game no matter what...and BTW I pirated it. 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. Mar 11, 2015
    0
    this game sucked big floppy donkey dick. horribly optimixed, uplay, i want muh moneys back ubisoft, you can contact me via paypal to arrangethis game sucked big floppy donkey dick. horribly optimixed, uplay, i want muh moneys back ubisoft, you can contact me via paypal to arrange my refund. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    Very poor optimization.
    With my GTX 760 at different settings gives no more than 40 fps. Very unpleasant friezes.
    Let's hope that in the
    Very poor optimization.
    With my GTX 760 at different settings gives no more than 40 fps. Very unpleasant friezes.
    Let's hope that in the near future Ubisoft fix the problem and my opinion has changed.
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  7. uah
    Nov 11, 2014
    0
    If you want the full cinematic experience of 24fps you will need at least a GTX770.

    Your GTX760 is not cinematic enough. Worst Optimized
    If you want the full cinematic experience of 24fps you will need at least a GTX770.

    Your GTX760 is not cinematic enough.

    Worst Optimized game, ever, period.
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