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  1. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    A well deserved finale to the series protagonists, Ezio and Altair. Stands up to it's name and builds upon the already solid storyline of the game and keeps us hooked every minute. Even though some might complain it's almost the same as the previous titles. But I don't believe they need to HAVE a new gameplay mechanic in every game. When you have a story such as this, it needs to be toldA well deserved finale to the series protagonists, Ezio and Altair. Stands up to it's name and builds upon the already solid storyline of the game and keeps us hooked every minute. Even though some might complain it's almost the same as the previous titles. But I don't believe they need to HAVE a new gameplay mechanic in every game. When you have a story such as this, it needs to be told on an annual basis and the gameplay need not be revamped every year. Even then they did have their fair share of improvements such as the hookblades and Desmond's memories. The only thing which they went a bit far with was the Tower Defense minigame, which seemed to be a nuisance to say the least.

    Other than that, visually appealing as always and well worth the money. I for one hope they don't stray far from their winning formula and don't succumb to adding new gameplay features for each iteration of their game.
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  2. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    This game is amazing. But let's start off with the bad thing, gameplay wise, it's almost exactly the same as Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The only real new thing, is the hookblade, with which you can travel a little bit faster through the (btw incredible) world. Constantinople is an amazing city, with beautifull landmarks. Who doesn't want to freerun through Constantinople and be anThis game is amazing. But let's start off with the bad thing, gameplay wise, it's almost exactly the same as Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The only real new thing, is the hookblade, with which you can travel a little bit faster through the (btw incredible) world. Constantinople is an amazing city, with beautifull landmarks. Who doesn't want to freerun through Constantinople and be an assassin, using the crowd to get to his target? The story isn't amazing, but it does the job to end the trilogy. There are a few little bugs, but that is overshadowed by all the good things. Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2011
    8
    It's a great game for those who likes the series, but it's not very fresh. It gets repetitive, it doesn't have a lot of new features. It doesn't have the unique feel the 2 predecessors had, On the other two you remembered at what place you were at just by looking around, on this one everyplace seems to be the same... It wasn't very special for ezio's storyline either, the game only gave usIt's a great game for those who likes the series, but it's not very fresh. It gets repetitive, it doesn't have a lot of new features. It doesn't have the unique feel the 2 predecessors had, On the other two you remembered at what place you were at just by looking around, on this one everyplace seems to be the same... It wasn't very special for ezio's storyline either, the game only gave us missions to go after some stuff to get access to altair's memories and help the other assassins without any real, solid objective. The Den missions are boring. The side quests are not fresh anymore, so they're not very great. But yeah, overall it was a good game and it throws us on a good place for the next one, which I think it's going to be a blast. Expand
  4. K_T
    Nov 18, 2011
    0
    AC2 is one of my all time favorite games, and it is tragic that this is whats happened to it. As I'm sure a lot of you know Desilites the man who created Assassin's creed left Ubisoft near the time Brotherhood launched, and that departure has proved devistating. His departure was presumably due to Ubisoft demanding yearly releases from Assassin's creed which is an unbelievably bad ideaAC2 is one of my all time favorite games, and it is tragic that this is whats happened to it. As I'm sure a lot of you know Desilites the man who created Assassin's creed left Ubisoft near the time Brotherhood launched, and that departure has proved devistating. His departure was presumably due to Ubisoft demanding yearly releases from Assassin's creed which is an unbelievably bad idea for this series. This game, which spent 1 year in development being worked on by around 12 different Ubisoft firms, is not only the worst Assassin's creed game of the series, but a game so terrible it frustrates me to my core. The largest complaints I have are that the entire map of the game is the size of at most 1/2 of one of the major cities from the first two games. Meaning its roughly 1/6 of the size of either of the first two games. And the same lack of size could also be said about the game's duration which is pathetically short. And instead of a well devoloped story line they filled the small game with as much side content as they could, which honestly feels more like doing chores than enjoying a game. And incase Ubisoft or you the reader arn't aware, having 12 different studios work on your project, isn't a good thing. Having one studio do the entierty of the project (Assassin's creed 1 and 2 being done soley by Ubisoft Montreal) creates one cohesive project. Meanwhile we have sections of revelations that feel like they're not even part of the same game. There are rather lengthy sections of the game spent finding circular "keys" left behind by Altier, that would have you believe that beneath Constantinople (Now istanbul) lies massive caves that are unfathomable. Remember the bat cave in Batman Begins, basically imagine that encompassing all of Gothams underground, and you have the size of the caves that you have to "explore" (liberally used) to find the keys. But these sequences arn't even worthy of being called Assassin's creed material, as they're mostly comprised of you running one track that can't be construed as challenging by even the most gaming illiterate parent who just happened to pick up the controller. And they're filled with cinematic cut scenes which I guess are suppose to kick up adrenaline from the player but instead just make the player suffer extra time spent in these atrocious creations. And while these segments are awful, they pail in comparison to the awfulness of the desmond sequences as he explores his past. These consist of gameplay that at times seems like a horrible portal rip off, and at other times just seems like you're walking for no reason. These sequences are all in 1st person as far as I've encountered so far and feature no parkour what so ever. The only game play mechanics in these sections are walk slowly forward, jump, and summon blocks from no where for you to walk across to the next platform. At what point was this suppose to be considered a positive addition to the series? They're not challenging, they're not enjoyable, and they're not even good at the one thing they try to do, which is giving depth to the character of Desmond. Hes more winey than ever and it makes you hate these segments even more. Also I'm now about 3/4 of the way through the story line and it seems that Ubisoft montreal's new creative director (former art director on Far Cry though I forget his name) has forgotten one important thing about Assassin's creed. And that is the assassinations. Remember in assassin's creed 1, 2, and even brotherhood, sneaking into secure locations through elaborate sneakyness to isolate your target, or in some cases to just let him out into the open, so you could leap down or walk up and stab him? Well as I've said I'm 3/4 of the way through the game and have seen none of this. Maybe thats the being saved for the end of the game? But it leaves me feeling like this game would be worthy of 1 block of assassin's creed 2. Also theres no compelling story to this game, or even plot for that matter. Your in this city to find these keys but at times that feels like its a side mission to political happenings, that quite honestly arn't well explained or established. I can't tell what the actual story here is suppose to be, and thats not a good thing for a series thats almost entierly built on having a good story. Now when Brotherhood came out after a year (the previous games having 4 years and 2 years of dev time respectivley) I was a little upset at its length, but let it go hoping that 3 would be a full fledged game. But now that 3 has been slated for next year I can only expect more of the same. 1 year is not enough time to make desmond the main protagonist, as AC2 was building to, nor make a game of any length. So unless someone gets through to Ubisoft to push it back, expect another short game featuring an assassin from similar time period and one small city to finish off desmond's story. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2011
    4
    The worst Assassins Creed game yet. The game doesn't introduce any new elements of game play, besides the tower defense mode which becomes tedious and annoying. As you continue to play through the game, you'll start to feel like your playing Brotherhood all over again. And although Assassins Creed is known for its shocking endings, this game fails to deliver in that area, and shouldn't beThe worst Assassins Creed game yet. The game doesn't introduce any new elements of game play, besides the tower defense mode which becomes tedious and annoying. As you continue to play through the game, you'll start to feel like your playing Brotherhood all over again. And although Assassins Creed is known for its shocking endings, this game fails to deliver in that area, and shouldn't be called "Revelations" at all, as their are no revelations. The only good part about the game is the flashbacks where you play as Altiar. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2011
    6
    I'm not giving this game a "6" because it's not good. It's very good, actually. Thing is, we are done with this franchise, unfortunately. The first one was good, AC2 was phenomenal and Brotherhood was incredible. But I really don't see much space to keep doing the same things over and over and over again - with little changes here and there. Like the boring as hell "castle defense" thing.I'm not giving this game a "6" because it's not good. It's very good, actually. Thing is, we are done with this franchise, unfortunately. The first one was good, AC2 was phenomenal and Brotherhood was incredible. But I really don't see much space to keep doing the same things over and over and over again - with little changes here and there. Like the boring as hell "castle defense" thing. Seriously, I think it's tame to take the franchise to another level (like an RPG or a strategy game). But there's no more space to keep it on the "open world" business. I think Revelations is a gorgeous game, with great content and personality, but it's tiresome to jump of viewpoints, pickpocket, jump up and down, buy and upgrade stuff and keep going with an over the top story. And what's up with the clunky-as-hell controls? This is the ONE thing they could have improved. But, NO. We still have to face absurd situations where Ezio feels like a war-tank instead of a stealthy assassin. Sometimes we need to MANEUVER Ezio, not move him, which most of the time means frustrating deaths and memory restarts. I love this franchise, with all my heart, but Ubisoft should now the perfect time to stop - and that was Brotherhood. No need for Revelations (although it' a great game) and REALLY no need of another Assassin's Creed. It's sad, I know, to even think that. But at least for me it's the plain truth. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    This is the best AC EVER, and the game can not be punished for is similar to its predecessors, because Uncharted and Call of Duty are too. Again UBI give to us a vacation on distant worlds, beautiful worlds, and Ezio is amazing in his final journey, I will missi him so much, but now I wanna AC3.
  8. Nov 20, 2011
    4
    This is the worst Assassin's Creed ever made. It just spoil all the previous games because they made too many terrible changes to this game. The best thing about this game are the soundtrack (wich is physically missing on the collector's edition) and the multiplayer mode improvements. About the story, nothing relevant is revealed in this game, so, if you are looking for answers you're notThis is the worst Assassin's Creed ever made. It just spoil all the previous games because they made too many terrible changes to this game. The best thing about this game are the soundtrack (wich is physically missing on the collector's edition) and the multiplayer mode improvements. About the story, nothing relevant is revealed in this game, so, if you are looking for answers you're not going to find any, indeed there's some big plot holes that I doubt they will be answered in future games. Also, there's a big downgrade in some design aspects of the game, the most notorious is the NEW Desmond face that ruined his part of game experience. (Ubisoft said that is because of an "upgraded" facial recognition technology, but don't make laugh, he looks like a surgery went wrong...) He is not Desmond anymore. Also, some parts of the city, multiplayer characters as well Ezio costumes are awfully designed. I hope they can recover the quality of the previous ones for the next and last AC. Expand
  9. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    great game for those who are actually good at this game BUY IT i personally think it should be better than mw3 and the assassins creed games in the previous years.
  10. Nov 15, 2011
    8
    A game, which very similar to its predecessors, its an adventure you should take for some stabby stabby fun.

    I cannot fault this game too much for sticking to familiar paths. Ubisoft Montreal has taken the Yearly Instalment way and is releasing Assasins creed games every year. What do you think? Gonna do a Far Cry 2? (1 Person got that) Well, besides taking familiar gameplay ideas from
    A game, which very similar to its predecessors, its an adventure you should take for some stabby stabby fun.

    I cannot fault this game too much for sticking to familiar paths. Ubisoft Montreal has taken the Yearly Instalment way and is releasing Assasins creed games every year. What do you think? Gonna do a Far Cry 2? (1 Person got that)

    Well, besides taking familiar gameplay ideas from previous games, Assasins creed is more ambitious with its story this time around. Hoping to interweave Ezio and Altier's stories together. It works most of the time. Its epic story can keep you hooked and you can feel for the characters.

    Story wise, it stands out from the crowd, gameplay wise, its the same fun system we know. Some may find this bad, but i did not feel that bad about it. Why change what works? Overall, the game is great. Worth getting if your a fan and worth getting if you want to see what all the fuss is about. You just might want to play the first two first.
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  11. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Alltogether it again is a complete and epic new title in the franchise, sad to see that some ac haters give it a 0 or 1 instantly through which the average, which I see here lies definitely at a 9/9.5
  12. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    I LOVE this game and i love this series. Best Assassins creed ever. The story may not be as great as the 2nd or 3rd but the visuals are amazing. Everybodies saying only the hook blake (totally awesome btw) is the only new feature, but what about the thrill of parachuting and ziplines, and the fight sequences are so kicka$$. Everything is better in this installment into this thrillingI LOVE this game and i love this series. Best Assassins creed ever. The story may not be as great as the 2nd or 3rd but the visuals are amazing. Everybodies saying only the hook blake (totally awesome btw) is the only new feature, but what about the thrill of parachuting and ziplines, and the fight sequences are so kicka$$. Everything is better in this installment into this thrilling series. Constantinople is HUGE, and very beautiful. Everything is different (in a good way) from the map, to the side missions, to the items you find throughout the massive city of constantinople, and the graphics just when you thought they couldnt get any better, they did. The bombs are also another awesome new feature. The multiplayer is so much better from brotherhood as well, from new maps to new and better game modes. I have no idea why this game is not getting better reviews from the critics because it is hands down the best assassins creed yet. Forget about mw3 and all of the other new games recently released (besides skyrim) this is where its at. Whether you've been a huge fan of assassins creed or have never played any of the installments in the series, you must play this game. Worth every minute of your time. 10/10 definitely Expand
  13. Nov 16, 2011
    9
    Im a big fan of the assassins creed series and this game didn't let me down, fun new gadgets and improved animations and graphics make this game well worth the full price, the campaign is long enough to keep you occupied for a few days and then you have the entertaining and tense multiplayer to try, its just a great overall package, the one downside is that there is a few frustratingIm a big fan of the assassins creed series and this game didn't let me down, fun new gadgets and improved animations and graphics make this game well worth the full price, the campaign is long enough to keep you occupied for a few days and then you have the entertaining and tense multiplayer to try, its just a great overall package, the one downside is that there is a few frustrating missions but they are never to force you to quit. Expand
  14. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Great for fans of the series it's a solid way to end the stories of Ezio and Altair. Critics don't like the new den defense system, but I think it's alright. People who are new to the story of Assassin's Creed might want to play the previous entries before playing this one.
  15. Nov 20, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Probably the most unnecessary sequel of the year, this game feels like it only exists because, well, there had to be another AC game this year.

    The story's rather uninteresting and cliché with every (!) plot "twist" predictable. The main aspect of it is Ezio's search for ... well, Altair's ... uh ... so, Ezio wants to learn more about Altair and what happened back then. But the missions you play as Altair disappoint. Not too many as the game is rather short anyways and they're ripped out, very short moments of his life. The "substory" told in them is totally pointless and neither contributes it anything to the big picture nor is it in itself of interest.

    Without going into too much detail, the same could be said about Desmond's story this time, as there is practically none for him this time and the overarching plot about the ancients takes a rest as well for the most part. In fact, all you get is a cutscene at the ending that tells you what you already know: the ancients' race was wiped out from the planet and they want Desmond to do something. And by something, I mean "something". Literally. They're not saying what they want AGAIN.

    Instead, Desmond's past is being examinated. Well, a few short "missions" where he narrates with few sentences what his life was like. It's probably meant to surprise the players, but feels more like they make the previous games lie to them and the sacrificing of continuity doesn't even achieve anything of interest.

    What's left of the story is a conflict in Constantinople Ezio's getting involved in as the Templars are messing around there, too. Basically, another struggle for power. Well, at least most of the characters involved are likeable, even the bad guys. None of them get explored too much, though, and as for Ezio, his trip basically results in realizing all of this isn't his business - something he has been told two games ago already and makes you wonder why they stuck to him for two sequels. Oh, and if you want to know how his story ends, you'll have to buy and watch the short movie of the PSN ...

    Short story short: the plot starts nowhere, goes nowhere and has little to no remarkable highlights.

    What can be said about the gameplay? It's mostly Brotherhood all over again with a few additions which isn't a bad thing per se. But it is beyond me how they can deliver pretty much the same game without working on any of the shortcomings and issues the prequel had.

    The game has been simplified even further and will only get you mad at the controler when it either fails to properly let you know what is expected of you, it introduces you to the bugs and glitches or when the over-automatized controls once again think they know better what you want to do than yourself.

    Also, ever since the first game, the actual "assassin" aspect has been toned down game by game, probably because for whatever reason, the ubisofts fear stealthy games that require patience and too much thinking might not be popular enough.

    The Revelations experience is broken into several "metagames". You have the have the Open World or Sandbox aspect including collectibles which is pretty good as usual, though again, the world lacks content to explore and this time, the city or map is rather small and looks boring. Not even any countryside around it. Now I realize they had to keep it somewhat close to the real thing, but still, if there was no possibility to make this better, why choose this city to begin with?

    Then the missions themselves, well, aside from some nice ideas at the beginning and the end the AC standard. There's little to no challenge, you must never think about what to do or how to approach a situation as there's almost no freedom or option. Even the 100% synchronization requirements are a joke and you'll be doing most of them without even trying as they mostly are what you're doing anyways.

    Combat both in and out of missions is as simple as ever and you can hardly die. In fact, I wanted to restart one mission and wanted Ezio to get killed, but it didn't happen. Amazed I watched for minutes how Ezio took hit after hit while standing completely still. He was regenerating health faster than the enemies attacked.

    There's some more, but I must come to an end soon, so let's rush the rest of this review.

    The graphics are outstanding. The music which used to be my favourite aspect of the series was, sadly, some forgettable pulp with a bit of local colour.

    The multiplayer is another aspect that makes you wonder why this game was needed. Sure, there are some additions and changes, but nothing that couldn't have been sold as an update DLC for Brotherhood. I won't judge on it as I'm not much into MP, but I like it for at least being different, even if I'm not perfectly happy with everything.

    Overall, for a game called "Revelations", this one reveals surprisingly little. There's fun to be had, but that's about it, a mostly forgettable experience.
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  16. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    Revelations is definitely the best AC game so far. However it doesn't make the leaps forward of the last two games and in fact some of the additions it does bring are detrimental to the overall experience. The tower defence mini game that is implemented to allow Ezio to protect his territory is boring and clunky, whilst the addition of a parachute feels daft and out of place. HoweverRevelations is definitely the best AC game so far. However it doesn't make the leaps forward of the last two games and in fact some of the additions it does bring are detrimental to the overall experience. The tower defence mini game that is implemented to allow Ezio to protect his territory is boring and clunky, whilst the addition of a parachute feels daft and out of place. However visually the game is stunning, the city feels alive and is perfectly rendered. If you haven't played the other two games (don't bother with the first one, it's rubbish) I strongly recommend that you do, if you played them and didn't enjoy this still won't be for you, however if you loved the other two games then you will love this.
    Ezio Auditore is one of the strongest video game characters of recent times (in my humble opinion he's up there with Solid Snake) and if you don't give this series a try you will be sorely missing out!
    Enjoy!
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  17. Nov 15, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. (not including multiplayer) Assassin's Creed has been one of the great new IPs of this console generation, with its unique take on parkour and mixing that with a historical tale, and good combat. But has the constant iteration of this franchise led to the stagnation of the franchises quality? Or has this led to a constant evolution which benefits the gamer and is worth your buck.
    Story: With its beginnings set in the crusade era, moving from Florence to Rome and now Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) it is difficult to say that Ubisoft have a repetitive setting and gives the gamer a new world to explore. Revelations begins almost directly after the events of Brotherhood, the Borgia Templars are no more, and Ezío has succeeded in his lifelong revenge. Now his eyes set eastward to discover the lost Masyaf keys left by his ancestor Altaír to uncover its secrets. This seems quite similar to AC2's move to unlock his armour but in a broader sense, the main attractiveness of the story is not the keys themselves but the change in his character, we see a new Ezio, forever lost is the young charming Firenzian bachelor that we saw is AC2. This breaths a sense of fresh air on the characters and the batch of new accomplices add to the depth of the story. The addition of flashbacks to Altaír give some fan love to the story, and the confusion yet interesting story of Desmond's predicament add great variety and continuity to the story.

    Gameplay: Gameplay in this series has come under criticism with the new iteration for not evolving quick enough to warrant a new $60/£40 purchase, but it is hard to argue with Ubisoft that a great deal of effort has been made to correct these complaints. Though the same brilliant parkour gameplay we grew to love with the first game. The change of setting is more than enough to allow for the fun exploration of these areas, this fact alone seem to give the parkour increased value, even with the included hardly exploited hook blade feature. The hookblade as mentioned gives Ezío and increased jumping range and allows the player to adapt. The combat is probably the highest issue over the years, as many criticise its old R1/RB and wait for them. Brotherhood was the first game to attempt changes to this with a more combo filled action but provided less of a challenge. Revelations tries to remedy this with the inclusion again of the combo system, where if one enemy is killed a timed strike on another will immediately defeat him. However this time around the inclusion of enemies that can withstand these combos adds a higher difficulty to the combat, which forces the player to adapt as there is only a scarce few enemies you can kill counter, you must make good use of the other features in combat. This gives an overall sense of immersion into the combat and the rise in challenge definitely shows. Assassin's Creed is hardly known for it set pieces and the quicktime events of the last game haven't seemed to expanded (thank you Ubisoft), but in this game I was trully amazed by some of the settings Ezío and Altaír would visit, not as blockbuster as MW3 or Uncharted but adds a mellow methodic feeling to the story which adds great value. Along with this the long enemy free parkour scenes the fans wished for returns in a spectacular fashion with the discovery of the 5 keys. In Revelations we see the first inclusion of their take on tower defence with the Templars and Ezío taking areas of the great city. The annoying camera angle feels unnecessary but it adds to the variety of the missions which has been a major complaint. The missions themselves still follow the regular escort, kill, disrupt method but have some greater variety this time, especially with a dress up scene, where you must become a guitarist (joke at older annoyances) and infiltrate a crowd. The addition of a new game mechanic with Desmond allows for the creation and movement of first person movement, much like Portal this seems a lacklustre feature but again just adds to the variety and does not intrude on overall gameplay. The gameplay and design of this series has evolved, there are some discrepancies on my end with annoying cameras and lacklustre features, but it is inarguable that AC:R has seriously added to the franchise.
    Presentation: The engine itself is beginning to show its age but the beautiful city and areas all but make up for its age. Animation has really been AC strong suit over the years in its combat and parkour, and this is still present, though the visuals of the water in the game really do pull any scene involving it back from its visual premise. No doubt AC: R is a beautiful game with great mechanics, but the ageing engine needs a serious update if the franchise is to sustain its stance in the market.

    AC:R does brilliantly to end Altaír and Ezío's story and the gameplay and presentation just give the gamer more value.
    Story - 9.1
    Gameplay - 9.5
    Design - 9.1
    Presentation - 8.8

    Overall - 9.2
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  18. Nov 15, 2011
    0
    more of the same, after the Assassin's Creed 2 are all identical, and each year throwing a name it could Assassin's Creed 2011, as FIFA. That would make it easy to identify
  19. Nov 17, 2011
    9
    If you like AC2 or Brotherhood you will enjoy this game, simply put. It follows much of the same formulas as the previous installments while adding new features that add variety. I always thought just platforming in the open worlds (rome, istanbul etc) to be great fun, so no need to change this, however, with ziplines, there is added excitement. The major changes for me this time aroundIf you like AC2 or Brotherhood you will enjoy this game, simply put. It follows much of the same formulas as the previous installments while adding new features that add variety. I always thought just platforming in the open worlds (rome, istanbul etc) to be great fun, so no need to change this, however, with ziplines, there is added excitement. The major changes for me this time around is the multiplayer, which is really great.

    Multiplayer is similar to Brotherhood but is very much expanded with more game modes and of course maps. The new modes are fun and add variety, but I think the overall gameplay experience is well balanced and is much smoother. I feel much more accomplished in this game when I play well were there were a lot of times I got frustrated in AC:B. There are still frustrating points, but you can appreciate it much more when you succeed or understand what you did wrong. The story so far (~half way through) is similar to other games, as is the city building, but the small tweaks add to the already great experience. If you enjoyed improving rome, you will enjoy it more in Revelations. The new tower defense mini game that you can get is fun, albeit it would become repetitive if done too much. Sending recruited assasins off on missions is much better (also similar to old brotherhood) in that you see progress in the cities. Small but I enjoyed this a bunch in brotherhood and its better this time around.

    Also, the hookblade does just enough to change your fighting style to add to what is already a great fighter.

    Overall, if you enjoyed the exploration and fighting of previous games, that base of an experience is built subtly better with this installment. Nothing major or game changing, but as I said if you enjoyed previous versions, that is a great thing. Graphics: 9.0 (small glitches, new style is great- platforming still realistic with each holding modeled)
    Gameplay: Story: 8.5 Multiplayer: 9.5
    Sound: 9.5 Really strong, immersive and better than previous games, good music choices.
    Overall: 9.0
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  20. Nov 17, 2011
    0
    $60 for another expansion. Just as bad as Modern Warfare 3. I want Altair back! Ezio's so lame I don't care if he is a lady's man. I used the last of my mom's money buying this Assassin's Creed 2 duplicate!
  21. Nov 24, 2011
    8
    Revelations was probably my #3 game to get this fall. However, I felt slightly let down by this. Don't get me wrong, the game plays the best out of any Assassin's Creed game yet, but the game's difficulty took a plunge. Either it was me just being skilled at the combat and platforming from AC2 and ACB or the game's drop in difficulty, that allowed me to 100% synch almost every missionRevelations was probably my #3 game to get this fall. However, I felt slightly let down by this. Don't get me wrong, the game plays the best out of any Assassin's Creed game yet, but the game's difficulty took a plunge. Either it was me just being skilled at the combat and platforming from AC2 and ACB or the game's drop in difficulty, that allowed me to 100% synch almost every mission on my first run-through. I would have to say it is the latter. On top of that, the game just didn't take nearly as long to beat as previous AC games, not what I was looking for to be honest. The storytelling of Revelations is better than all the other AC games, and does a fine job closing out Altair, and a decent job closing out Ezio. Once you beat Single-player and unlock all the trophies and challenges, I doubt you will be going back, which is a shame. Desmond's sequences are nice casual platforming while you are narrated the back story of Desmond, totally optional, but I feel that everyone will at least touch them considering the amount of content in the game. Multiplayer is well done in this game, and feels much more balanced over Brotherhood. I do question the recycling of some of the maps, but they don't really hurt the experience in any way. Introduction sessions were a fine addition made by Ubisoft, but I wish that they weren't mandatory, regardless, they get you used to what you experience in the game. If you have been a Creed fan since the start, get this game, it will be worth it, despite some drawbacks. Expand
  22. Jul 30, 2012
    8
    After Beating this game over a month ago, I can honestly say that while this is not the best Assassin's Creed in the series so far, it is still a very fun game to play. The story was more of the same, but was still intriguing all the way through. Gameplay has not changed much since ACII, but it is fun to hop across buildings and kill Templars. Multiplayer is improved from Brotherhood andAfter Beating this game over a month ago, I can honestly say that while this is not the best Assassin's Creed in the series so far, it is still a very fun game to play. The story was more of the same, but was still intriguing all the way through. Gameplay has not changed much since ACII, but it is fun to hop across buildings and kill Templars. Multiplayer is improved from Brotherhood and is much more easy to get into the action. Everything else is more of the same, but if more of the same is Assassin's Creed, it is still fun. A must play for any fan of the series. Expand
  23. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Without a doubt, the best Assassin's Creed yet. Some critics scores are very low because the gameplay hasn't change a lot compared to Brotherhood. But is this a bad thing? Why change the winning team? So, yes AC: Revelations gives you the same gameplay but it's placed in a better setting, slightly better graphics and a cool story. The setting is one of the best yet, Constantinople gives aWithout a doubt, the best Assassin's Creed yet. Some critics scores are very low because the gameplay hasn't change a lot compared to Brotherhood. But is this a bad thing? Why change the winning team? So, yes AC: Revelations gives you the same gameplay but it's placed in a better setting, slightly better graphics and a cool story. The setting is one of the best yet, Constantinople gives a vibrant world with NPC's that react 'smarter' than in Brotherhood and with a lot more animations. Also the draw distance of the game is increasingly better compared to Brotherhood. One last thing that I want to mention: The reviewers who give AC: Revelations a low score (due to the 'same' gameplay of AC: Brotherhood) and if they give COD: MW3 a high score, well they are not credible reviewers. They 'punish' one game with a low score because of the same gameplay, but the other game gets a 9 while it has the same 'negative' criticism. So please, don't miss AC: Revelations because of the 'strange' review scores. Read first a lot of reviews, not only the negative ones. And then decide if you want to buy this game or not. Expand
  24. Dec 14, 2011
    6
    I just beat AC: Revelations and this game is just ok. Definitely not the worst game to have come out this year. However, this is by far the worst of all the AC games. It just felt like it was lacking that special something that made the first 3 really enjoyable. Maybe it was the extremely sloppy story or maybe it was just that I felt that Iâ
  25. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    The final entry in the Ubisoft's Trilogy is the Best Assassins creed yet.There are rumours about its similarity to its precedors interms of gameplay which seriously i think is the heart of assassins creed,I do not see any reason for Ubisoft to have changed the gameplay we use to know in assassins creed series.Even hit titles like CALL OF DUTY and ELDER SCROLLS series have been repeatingThe final entry in the Ubisoft's Trilogy is the Best Assassins creed yet.There are rumours about its similarity to its precedors interms of gameplay which seriously i think is the heart of assassins creed,I do not see any reason for Ubisoft to have changed the gameplay we use to know in assassins creed series.Even hit titles like CALL OF DUTY and ELDER SCROLLS series have been repeating the same gameplay for year(thats abvoius in 2011 for sure) then why blame Ubisoft.The series main protagonist Ezio has come to a satisfying ending which literally left me in tears since i was kinda obsessed with ezio character in assassins creed.Constantinople is a huge map with beautiful eye catching scenery some superb animations and awesome orchestral score(jesper Kyd does it again).the hook blade is a new annovation in acrobatics along with bomb crafting n tons of side missions which i found extremely absorbing.The story is not long but ends the Ezio trilogy successfully...WILL MISS U EZIO AUDITORE :( Expand
  26. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    This is another quality entry in a quality series. This game remembers to be an Assassin's Creed game so you will fall in love with it just as much as the games that came before it.
  27. Hef
    Nov 15, 2011
    7
    Everyone here is giving this game 10's even though they point out notable flaws in the game. Since reviews are subjective this isn't normally a bad thing, but when you're text review can't even back up a score, then it becomes a problem. For the love of all that is holy take those 10 reviews with a grain of salt.

    This is an Assassin's Creed game. If you didn't like it before, you won't
    Everyone here is giving this game 10's even though they point out notable flaws in the game. Since reviews are subjective this isn't normally a bad thing, but when you're text review can't even back up a score, then it becomes a problem. For the love of all that is holy take those 10 reviews with a grain of salt.

    This is an Assassin's Creed game. If you didn't like it before, you won't like it now. You are still basically holding forward the hole time and sometimes pressing the attack and run buttons. It is exactly like brotherhood except you get a hook that allows for faster climbing and there's a new shallow bomb making mechanic. I honestly never found them to be especially useful. The money one was novel because I loved throwing money on the ground in the old games and watching people desperately race to try and pick it up.

    The big new thing is territory control. Like in GTA San Andreas but not as good. Like the last game, there are towers you have to take and guards you have to kill to take over parts of the map. But in this game they can take those towers back. When your areas are under assault, you're forcing into a boring tower defence mini-game.

    Also I'm not going to get very spoily, but there are some really clunky first person sequences where you have to place blocks in order to progress. The controls for these parts are really bad and the whole thing is really out of place.

    The brotherhood stuff is a little more fleshed out and it my favourite part of the game, aside from running around and stabbing dudes. It's a little more involved by which your gaining influence in areas that you send assassins to. This increases things like cash flow and is a pretty fun mini-game in itself.

    The multiplayer hasn't seen many changes, and again, if you were really into the last games multiplayer, you'll still enjoy this one. But will it still be fresh and novel the second time around? I guess that's for you to decide.

    You know if you'll like this game already. Do you like Assassin's Creed? Are you here for the "story". Well if you haven't gotten bored with running, stalking and stabbing and want another single player experience, go for it. Don't get this game for the multiplayer, because it doesn't last long and, while a unique experience, doesn't provide much beyond that.

    I really hope they take their time with AC3 and don't rush it out next year. Of course they probably will and there'll be more marginal changes. Vote with your wallets and rent this.
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  28. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    This game is perfect......Is the game of the year and will have a 10.
    the story of Ezio is still going strong

    Congratulations to Ubisoft.

    obs: From Brazil.
  29. Nov 17, 2011
    10
    I haven't played the game yet but I've seen a few videos and it looks amazing! I wouldn't recommend this game for PC though. Why? Well, in my opinion Assassin's Creed games fit best for consoles. The reason to this could be the ability to relax on your couch and play from a distance instead of staring at the screen from two inches away and missing all the incredible landscapes (as theyI haven't played the game yet but I've seen a few videos and it looks amazing! I wouldn't recommend this game for PC though. Why? Well, in my opinion Assassin's Creed games fit best for consoles. The reason to this could be the ability to relax on your couch and play from a distance instead of staring at the screen from two inches away and missing all the incredible landscapes (as they look better from a distance). Definitely getting this game sooner or later! Expand
  30. Nov 16, 2011
    9
    I think this game is great. It continues the adventure and adds a few extras along the way. The graphics look amazing and the sound is on par. It is similar to the previous games because the whole series is good. I dont know what more they could have changed to please the critics and still keep it the game we all know and love. If your a fan of the previous games, this should be able toI think this game is great. It continues the adventure and adds a few extras along the way. The graphics look amazing and the sound is on par. It is similar to the previous games because the whole series is good. I dont know what more they could have changed to please the critics and still keep it the game we all know and love. If your a fan of the previous games, this should be able to entertain you for hours. Expand
  31. Jan 29, 2012
    10
    At the end of the game I stopped and thought what a great game. Actually, this game reminds me of another great game I just played a month ago in the name of Batman Arkham City. When playing assassins creed I thought how eerily similair the two games are. Both third person games, both have the same stalking and gauging the enemy feel vertical gameplay. The combat system has same typeAt the end of the game I stopped and thought what a great game. Actually, this game reminds me of another great game I just played a month ago in the name of Batman Arkham City. When playing assassins creed I thought how eerily similair the two games are. Both third person games, both have the same stalking and gauging the enemy feel vertical gameplay. The combat system has same type of COUNTER ATTACK system. One game studio copied/stole/created similar gameplay of the other.The depth of ASSASSINS CREED is by far head over heals better, vaster. Of course a GRADE A QUALITY GAME STUDIO " UBISOFT" flagship game should be. The building of master assassins the city income sending assassins on away missions to build them up.... I can go on and on. So how is BATMAN ARKHAM CITY what clearly is a lower quality copy, lack of depth, simple teenage game, nominated for game of the year over REVELATIONS? True gamers UBISOFT or ROCKSTEADY? Expand
  32. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    Every Assassin's Creed games have offered a huge improvement from earlier. Revelations follow in their footstep, and is no exception. Revelations is beautiful, big and interesting to the end. The great triology about Ezio Auditore gets its well-deserved ending. It is a very long wait to the last Assassin's Creed game with the final on this dooms day topic (Assassin's Creed III releasingEvery Assassin's Creed games have offered a huge improvement from earlier. Revelations follow in their footstep, and is no exception. Revelations is beautiful, big and interesting to the end. The great triology about Ezio Auditore gets its well-deserved ending. It is a very long wait to the last Assassin's Creed game with the final on this dooms day topic (Assassin's Creed III releasing someday before 21.12.2012) :D Expand
  33. Dec 15, 2011
    4
    Compared to the others this is a disappointment, the story is too short and the game doesn't make you feel like an Assassin whereas the first one does with the planned killings. The way of defending your dens is terrible. I give this game a 4 as it doesn't compare to the others which were great games.
  34. Mar 5, 2012
    6
    This, for me, was a disappointing game. I found the whole thing rather repetitive and long winded. Creating a trilogy of Ezio was a good idea but they left him no backing in a storyline, therefore it became boring. It has not enveloped me like other assassins creed games and I'm sure you could easily not but this game and go straight into AC3.
  35. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    This game is great. I don't know why people are complaining about it. Yeah it plays just like assassin's creed because it is an assassin's creed game. Minor changes from brotherhood, but after that they have such a great system in place why would they change it. I'd be more upset if they did change it too much. Combat and running and sneaking are all near perfect. I don't know how youThis game is great. I don't know why people are complaining about it. Yeah it plays just like assassin's creed because it is an assassin's creed game. Minor changes from brotherhood, but after that they have such a great system in place why would they change it. I'd be more upset if they did change it too much. Combat and running and sneaking are all near perfect. I don't know how you could improve. besides maybe adding customize-able grenades, oh wait they did that! which at first I didn't really use them, but now I am using them all the time and they are super helpful and fun. the hook-blade helps you climb faster and swing further. Zip lines are only here and there so they are fun because it's not over used. I think the story is great and a good wrap up to the series. Not as great as when I played 2 but stories do die down and going out I guess isn't very fun in itself. But still thought it was great! not terrible. Also The city is huge! don't listen to people saying it's small i have no idea why some are saying that. Yes they have the "dungeon" parts which we are used to by now and i think they are big and gorgeous and as always nicely varied. Also lots of side missions, that I love. Some said the side missions are like chores, if you think they are chores don't play this game. I think they are fun and I love doing every single one. They have added new things to do too so it's not even (all) the same old side missions. I am a huge fan of this series and have platinum trophies for all the previous titles (only other games I've done this for is uncharted series). I love the style, the gameplay, the enviornments and the story. it is more of the same but that's what I love so much about it. if you love the previous titles you'll love this one. That's all for now I gotta go climb up a huge castle after killing a ton of guards and it's only a side mission. Expand
  36. Jul 24, 2012
    10
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations continues the upwards trend of the series and ends up being the best AC game yet. It refines the gameplay elements to near perfection, finally hitting the right notes in the main story missions by not pushing you down ultra-linear paths (unlike the previous games). Better still, the campaign is shorter than before, which negates over-repetition and brings moreAssassin's Creed: Revelations continues the upwards trend of the series and ends up being the best AC game yet. It refines the gameplay elements to near perfection, finally hitting the right notes in the main story missions by not pushing you down ultra-linear paths (unlike the previous games). Better still, the campaign is shorter than before, which negates over-repetition and brings more focus to the story. The story itself is much tighter, more coherent and better scripted than the prior games with far more impressive action sequences and set pieces. The only things that don't make the grade are the two newest additions. The first person platforming levels are tedious to play and come off like a poor mans Portal whilst the new tower defense system seems laughably simplistic. The great caveat to these is the fact that aside from the one tutorial mission where the tower defense is introduced, you don't have to play them ever again. They're very much off to the side and out of the way. That small bit of nonsense notwithstanding, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a brilliant game, crammed to the rafters with great gameplay. Expand
  37. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    Amazing game. Awesome campaign. Multiplayer is great. Overall the game is great. No horses from Brotherhood but you get the hook blade to enjoy free running even more. Bombs are a great bonus.
  38. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    Great game, for a great series, I have no idea why critics award it anything below a 9 since It is more deserveing of a good score than modern warfare 3
  39. Mar 3, 2012
    7
    This game does very well in some aspects. As many faults as there are with the game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations trumps those follies with fun, action-filled gameplay. The graphics are a little bit more improved, not that there was much to improve on. Ezio himself looks great, as expected of the Assassin's Creed team over at Ubisoft since all of the models in this game are fantastic. TheThis game does very well in some aspects. As many faults as there are with the game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations trumps those follies with fun, action-filled gameplay. The graphics are a little bit more improved, not that there was much to improve on. Ezio himself looks great, as expected of the Assassin's Creed team over at Ubisoft since all of the models in this game are fantastic. The story is just as it was in the previous games; get this, kill him, destroy Templars, etc. If you could sit down for one whole session, you'd finish the game in 8 hours. I wish that Ubisoft would stop pumping out Assassin's Creed every year and take a year off to think of something new because this game, of course, feels repetitive; it's more of the same. Sure, they added new devices, grenades, hook-blade, etc. but in the long run, it's just not as much impact. Every time a new Assassin's Creed game is announced or shown at E3, a unanimous sigh is heard from the audience because, like I said, it's just more of the same. However, that is not to say that this is a bad game. Overall, this game is better than Brotherhood, a good end to Ezio and Altair's storyline. 7/10. Expand
  40. Dec 6, 2011
    5
    I played all assassins creed game but this game really disappoints me.After i finished brotherhood which amazed me lot i was expecting much more from this game.I completely agree with ibash comment that "Probably the most unnecessary sequel of the year, this game feels like it only exists because, well, there had to be another AC game this year".

    The game is very similar to Assasins creed
    I played all assassins creed game but this game really disappoints me.After i finished brotherhood which amazed me lot i was expecting much more from this game.I completely agree with ibash comment that "Probably the most unnecessary sequel of the year, this game feels like it only exists because, well, there had to be another AC game this year".

    The game is very similar to Assasins creed 1.I was really enjoying in completing all viewpoints in past assassins creed game bcoz once u reach at top at time of examining viewpoint there was a great background music but in this game no music is there during examining viewpoint.I really believe in background music as it plays an important part in success of game and it happens with heavy rain.
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  41. Dec 10, 2011
    7
    I'm fairy dissapointed in this game. For one its pretty short. Especially by AC standards.. Seriously what is up with this year.. Uncharted, MW3 and this game were all short. Big let down.....

    Anyways before I get off point this game definently plays better than the rest of the AC series but the story just wasnt that interesting to me. By the end of the game I started getting into the
    I'm fairy dissapointed in this game. For one its pretty short. Especially by AC standards.. Seriously what is up with this year.. Uncharted, MW3 and this game were all short. Big let down.....

    Anyways before I get off point this game definently plays better than the rest of the AC series but the story just wasnt that interesting to me. By the end of the game I started getting into the characters but it was over in a chapter. And for me the conversations between Desmond and the modern day assassins is surley missed. By me atleast. It kepts a consistent update on the progress of the game in a more interesting way than this game did by far. But as I said thats just me. Graphics: Not amazing. It looks the same to me. That was until I played brotherhood and I did notice some differences but nothing drastic.

    Overall, Good story, great gameplay and a deep soundtrack that works well as always in this series. Whatever Ubisoft does for the next game better have some drastic changes. Otherwise it's gonna end up being panned by followers of the series as MW3 was.
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  42. Nov 27, 2011
    9
    Since Assassin's Creed 2, this series are one of my very favourites, I couldn't wait to know what will happen to Ezio. I had some very high expectations on Revelations, but it didn't disappoint me. Sure, the gameplay didn't change very much, but with a story and characters like that it doesn't have to. This game is a great finale to both main protagonists of the series.
    First, the city of
    Since Assassin's Creed 2, this series are one of my very favourites, I couldn't wait to know what will happen to Ezio. I had some very high expectations on Revelations, but it didn't disappoint me. Sure, the gameplay didn't change very much, but with a story and characters like that it doesn't have to. This game is a great finale to both main protagonists of the series.
    First, the city of Constantinople is just amazing. I can even say it's the best city in all of the series. It's huge, absolutely beautiful and it has a fantastic atmosphere. Also, travelling though it is a lot more fun, thanks to the Hookblade. The second thing I always loved in AC is the soundtrack. Once again, Jesper Kyd made an amazing job. As I said before, the story is fantastic. It could've been longer but still. In the end, I was kinda sad it's the end of Ezio's story and I still can't imagine a new Assassin's Creed without him. His story won't be forgotten by me and will be always one of the best I've played in a game or watched in a movie.
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  43. Nov 16, 2011
    9
    Ezio y Altaír lo asesinos mas famosos de los videojuegos concluyen con Revelations sus miticas historias, una historias que destacan por ser mejores que cualquir videojuego, por ser realistas, posibles y sacarnos una sonrisa y un escalofrio de alegria mientras lo jugamos. Si algo se puede criticar en el titulo es que TENGA UN FINAL para unos personajes tan iconicos y bienEzio y Altaír lo asesinos mas famosos de los videojuegos concluyen con Revelations sus miticas historias, una historias que destacan por ser mejores que cualquir videojuego, por ser realistas, posibles y sacarnos una sonrisa y un escalofrio de alegria mientras lo jugamos. Si algo se puede criticar en el titulo es que TENGA UN FINAL para unos personajes tan iconicos y bien logrados.

    Empezemos por la JUGABILIDAD:

    - Una historia epica y con un argumento inteligente, y es que lo mejor es la NARRACION es perfecta, despues de haber jugado todos los titulos y evidentemente comprender su argumento va a ser dificil que te impresionen otros, es el famoso efecto de "es buena, pero no supera a la de assassin creed"

    - Los controles se adaptan perfectamente tanto en el mando como la infalible combinacion teclado y raton y sus mecanicas tambien rozan la perfeccion.
    - Es adictivo, y influyente este juego, te produce como el efecto "toy enamorao" porque pensavas en el juego antes de probarlo, piensas en el cuando lo estas jugando y sigues teniendolo en la cabeza despues de acabarlo un efecto que pocos juegos consigyuen hoy en dia.

    -La diversion claramente que esta, eso se nota CUANDO TE INTERRUMPEN MIENTRAS LO ESTAS JUGANDO Y DICES "DIOOOS NUNCA ME HABIAN ENTRADO TANTAS GANAS DE MATAR A ALGUIEN" eso es porque te relajas y eso soo pasa con los Game of the Year.

    TECNOLOGIA:

    - La IA es notable aunque hay algunas cosas que podrian mejorarse, pero TRATANDOSE DE UN SANDBOX es lo normal y ademas son cosas a las que no hay que dar importancia.

    - las fisicas y particulas son geniales dignas de Ubisoft Montreal, y hay elementos destructibles cosa de agradecer, interaciion con el escenario cosas que lo hacen mas tecnologico, y la iluminacio ha mejorado mucho y el humo ESPLENDIDO.
    - Las animaciones muy humanas.

    GRAFICOS: - LOS GRAFICOS OS PARECERA RARO QUE LE HAYA PUESTO UN 9,5 Y NO ES AL 100% EN LO VISUAL COSA QUE ESTA NOTABLE, PERO DONDE ES UNICO, EN LOS DISEÃ
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  44. Dec 11, 2011
    7
    Assassin's Creed 2 in my opinion has to be one of the greatest games I have ever played just for the sheer fact that it was very engaging because of the story. Instead of trying to make a near perfect game even more perfect by taking time to re imagine and re think, Ubisoft decided to try and milk the franchise that is the heart of the company and so decided on yearly releases to try andAssassin's Creed 2 in my opinion has to be one of the greatest games I have ever played just for the sheer fact that it was very engaging because of the story. Instead of trying to make a near perfect game even more perfect by taking time to re imagine and re think, Ubisoft decided to try and milk the franchise that is the heart of the company and so decided on yearly releases to try and compete with "Cod". This game shows why yearly releases arent as good as games that take 2-3 years to make. Brotherhood was okay but this seems to take it one step into the wrong direction. It felt un needed and it dissappointed me AND for that reason I reward it a 7. Expand
  45. Nov 17, 2011
    10
    I can't believe I even see negative reviews on here! Every AC has imporved on the last and this one is no different. I love what they did with the apprentice system. Some have complained about the den defense mini-game, but I enjoy that too. The flashback missions as Altair are a great way to show what happened to him after the first game and are really fun. I'm glad Ezio and Altair gotI can't believe I even see negative reviews on here! Every AC has imporved on the last and this one is no different. I love what they did with the apprentice system. Some have complained about the den defense mini-game, but I enjoy that too. The flashback missions as Altair are a great way to show what happened to him after the first game and are really fun. I'm glad Ezio and Altair got such a great ending. This game really gives me great expectations for the next game. If your a fan, buy it. Expand
  46. Mar 4, 2012
    8
    The single player storyline probably just about scrapes a 7, it will likely only entertain fans of the series who have played the previous games. The single player brings little fresh material to the table, apart from bombs and the hookblade. The den defence mini-game is frankly awful and I found myself trying very hard to avoid having to face them. The story and missions as a whole feelThe single player storyline probably just about scrapes a 7, it will likely only entertain fans of the series who have played the previous games. The single player brings little fresh material to the table, apart from bombs and the hookblade. The den defence mini-game is frankly awful and I found myself trying very hard to avoid having to face them. The story and missions as a whole feel unpolished and even a little rushed, as if the developers were running out of ideas and time in preparation for AC3, and were looking for easy money. As a fan of the series I was ultimately left a little disappointed given the quality of previous instalments, although Ezio and Altair were both given good send-offs.

    On the other hand the multiplayer is brilliant, and earns a high 9 (which averages the score to an 8). It builds upon and improves from Brotherhood and I found myself hooked to it for hours and hours. There are a large amount of different game modes to try, most of which are unique and very entertaining. The unlocking of the story of the Templars as you level up is a welcome addition, and gives you a greater sense of progression and greater depth to the overall storyline.
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  47. Nov 16, 2011
    9
    Excellent game. There is no game that combines third player action, swordplay and a great story with the same elegance. And I really (really) enjoy the Isatnbul settig, the awe inspiring action moments, etc, etc. I could have done without the den defence though. On the up-side, I did enjoy Multiplayer a lot, so that is a bonus.
  48. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    This is basically brotherhood with better graphics theres a few things that stop me liking this game. for starters despite being in a different part of the world the civilians still repeat phrases from italy, and there still pushing this 100% synchronization stopping you from doing what you wanted to do, you don't actually do any assassinations anymore it's just gone all weird and it'sThis is basically brotherhood with better graphics theres a few things that stop me liking this game. for starters despite being in a different part of the world the civilians still repeat phrases from italy, and there still pushing this 100% synchronization stopping you from doing what you wanted to do, you don't actually do any assassinations anymore it's just gone all weird and it's ruining the series. Also eagle vision has changed from triangle to L3 and you have to be standing still to enter it and it can be difficult to do it. The bombs are a nice touch but get annoying after a while and despite what ubisoft said there isn't that many variations and they never really come in usefull. They've done a stupid thing by taking all my weponry from ACbrotherhood surely Ezio could have aleast kept the crossbow on his back or his big pouches I spent ages saving up for. I still haven't been able to buy the crossbow which is a ridculous amount of A (the currency). They've seemed to design the world to be awkward to travel around so you can't really smoothly travel the city. The onlines better this time but I'm already bored of it after 21 games (been playing artifact assault). The story is still random but the ending's good sort of, I never played any of the first person desmond missions and I never felt like I was skipping anything your not automatically placed as desmond a screen prompt just tells you a new missions opened up for desmond. The hook blade works well and I didn't hate the tower defense sections they're not as bad as people say. The story really bored me and the fact I had to travel like 10 minutes across the city just to watch ezio write a letter to his sister really angered me, alot. I just was so dissapointed. I don't know what else to say about it. You get the first game on the disc (ps3 only) which is more focused on actually assassinating people which is why the second game is the best, buy that. Expand
  49. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    So far this is the best Assassin's Creed game i ever played. It was awesome feeling to play Altair again and see how his Story continues. The ending was stunning, it could not be better for last game with Ezio.
    Waiting for next Assassin's Creed to see how the Desmond story continues!
  50. Nov 29, 2011
    10
    This game is really great, not the best AC yet, i still think AC2 is better, but a great addition to franchise. If you are a big AC fan definitely buy this. The multiplayer is a big improvement from AC Brotherhood, it actually fells like your accomplishing something
  51. Feb 9, 2012
    10
    This game actually deserves a nine, but the score now seems to low. The multiplayer: amazing. Single Player: with its flaws but has a wonderful story which is an emotional thrillride
  52. Jan 13, 2012
    8
    I only recently discovered my love for the Assassin's Creed series, and having just played through all 4 back to back, I can honestly say that this game is good. Not fantastic, like Assassin's Creed 2, but good.

    I must be totally honest - Assassin's Creed was repetitive, controls were a bit clunky and it was quite boring, but still a really fun game to play. Assassin's Creed 2 brought
    I only recently discovered my love for the Assassin's Creed series, and having just played through all 4 back to back, I can honestly say that this game is good. Not fantastic, like Assassin's Creed 2, but good.

    I must be totally honest - Assassin's Creed was repetitive, controls were a bit clunky and it was quite boring, but still a really fun game to play. Assassin's Creed 2 brought with it two phenomenal stories - the continuation (and improvement) of Desmond's, and introduced us to Ezio. Arguably, Ezio has become an iconic video game character.

    Due to ignorant fanboy demand, the departure of the original creator and the decision to milk a cash cow, instead of a 2 year wait for a fresh experience I am assuming would have been Assassin's Creed 3, we got "Brotherhood" which did barely anything new, but did do everything better.

    "Revelations" again throws us back into the life of Ezio as he randomly decides to go to Constantinople. The plot is paper thin, the premise is tired, but we all still love Ezio so it's all ok? No.

    My main gripe with Revelations began at the very beginning of the game, with Desmond. His face has been completely changed. Some deluded fans seem to believe this is just graphical enhancements - it is not. His face looks completely different. This makes no sense. Nolan North still voices him, so why does his face have to change?

    Same thing with Ezio. I know he's supposed to look older, but his face is again completely different. I have read in more than one place that this is due to the fact that previously, Desmond's face was projected onto Ezio's in the Animus. Due to the circumstances in this game, that is not the case here. I can almost swallow that, but it still doesn't explain why Desmond has had a ton of plastic surgery.

    My second main gripe is with the fact that the overall plot is not advanced AT ALL. Desmond begins the game in a coma, and wakes up at the end. That is it. If Ubisoft would stop pandering to the fans we could actually see a story GETTING somewhere. Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood actually did this beautifully. We know all of his ancestors are dead. The reasoning for keeping Desmond in the Animus has been worn absolutely paper thin, hence the coma. Wake him up and let me do some modern day assassination already!

    I am also very tired of the constant Assassin's Creed money-whoring. Including multiplayer as part of the trophies is not fair game. This was also an issue with Brotherhood.

    Having finally relieved myself of the above, the game plays as well as it's predecessor, and is slightly less fun because every bit of constantinople looks the same. The map is difficult to look at due to the colouring but that's totally minor.

    Ezio's story has salvation in romance, and Altair finally HAS a story other than "I am a brat, I have seen the error of my ways, I will now follow the Creed". Altair's part in this game is a welcome return, and is one of the golden parts to play through. We finally learn a bit more about Desmond, although the canon of his story from Assassin's Creed 1 is completely ripped apart and forgotten about. (Originally he had no idea he was an Assassin, now he was raised on some random farm and trained from a very young age?).

    If you're a fan - pick it up. If you're not, play 2, then Brotherhood. If you want to keep up with the story, watch the intro and ending on YouTube.
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  53. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    From the very first beginning i have been enjoying the game so much. On the one hand yes of course is true that the franchise as the whole ac has been driven to the insanity and there is just a very few of it to improve but besides this all it still gives us what we have been taught. the same amount of pleasure, entertainment, and one more time not as long as the previous games from thisFrom the very first beginning i have been enjoying the game so much. On the one hand yes of course is true that the franchise as the whole ac has been driven to the insanity and there is just a very few of it to improve but besides this all it still gives us what we have been taught. the same amount of pleasure, entertainment, and one more time not as long as the previous games from this universe breathtaking story that revelals the destinies of three assassins and that is what I liked a lot about it. The system called tower defense was not the best decision from the producers but for those who was it annoying my advice see it as if it has never been a part of game, and the complex of hiring new recruits was also unique and better than in previous game as well. what really makes me sad was the city and the side missions after completing the main story. i do not know how will I describe this I am not saying that the city was not attractive it definitely was but the Roma was much more better, and variety of missions was also greater. It difficult to overexceed something that is also superb and with no mistakes. It was and actually is worth playing and buying as well and all of the fans will definitely find what they expect from it. Expand
  54. Sep 14, 2012
    9
    From beginning to end, I found myself loving this amazing title. The way I see it, ACR is the best title in the AC series. I was very disappointed because of ACBH, mainly because of the singleplayer story, but ACR includes everything had in AC2 and ACBH, and improves it, along with an awesome story.
  55. Aug 13, 2012
    8
    Assassin's Creed Revelations is great, and it improved some important things: a better assassin recruitment, top notch animations and added some awesome mechanics. Even the puzzle sequences are fun. And even it haves a really interesting story and a fantastic ending. The problem is tower defense, It's boring and just an unnecessary add for this game. Still, It's a great continuing ofAssassin's Creed Revelations is great, and it improved some important things: a better assassin recruitment, top notch animations and added some awesome mechanics. Even the puzzle sequences are fun. And even it haves a really interesting story and a fantastic ending. The problem is tower defense, It's boring and just an unnecessary add for this game. Still, It's a great continuing of Ezio's epic story. 88 out of 100 Expand
  56. Jan 22, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The voice of Q from star trek as Desmond's father was somewhat enjoyable to me given the nature of the game being similar to the Q time continuum. I must say my game came with a copy of Embers which is why I have marked it down to an 8 out of 10. To see Ezio die on a bench was pretty annoying especially since in a metal gear solid 4 kind of way he decided at the end of revelations to live his life and find love but in embers he still had regrets ect. I must say Revelations was a very good game and I did not see the twist coming with Ahmet being a templar, i found that very interesting. I must note according to the game Ahmet's life was 1465 Expand
  57. May 11, 2013
    7
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations Good Points:
    A wiser and beautiful new side of the great Ezio Auditore. HookBlade, it can be useful at times to escape quickly or scape with the zip in the rooftops. SoundTrack just can't get bad in this series and Jesper Kyd retires the franchise (for now) in an excellent way. Yusuf Tazim, just...him. The map looks like Google Earth and it's really helpful
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations Good Points:
    A wiser and beautiful new side of the great Ezio Auditore. HookBlade, it can be useful at times to escape quickly or scape with the zip in the rooftops. SoundTrack just can't get bad in this series and Jesper Kyd retires the franchise (for now) in an excellent way. Yusuf Tazim, just...him. The map looks like Google Earth and it's really helpful for you to know where, exactly, are. We get to see what happened to Altaïr after the events of Assassin's Creed. The opening sequence, it's just incredible. The Places in the game, Capadoccia and Constantinople, are done with a lot of detail. Desmond's side, in this game we REALLY get to now him, and you begin to understand him. Synchronization to a 100% keeps being a challenge, and you'll have ton of fun accomplishing it. Voice acting doesn't get bad in this game, and fortunately, Roger Craig Smith was able to evolve into the older Ezio and make him feel, aged. The Sense of the Eagle, it's really cool and it helps for a few challenges.

    Bad Points: Crafting Bombs, it feels totally unnecessary and a pain in the a**. Den Defence (tower defence) is horrible and really frustrating, you are all the time wondering when it's going to end. Gameplay it's the same in every aspect, to Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and it doesn't feel fresh. Horse Riding is taken away, although it was not very comfortable in Brotherhood, it did help you get faster to somewhere, now you have to run through all Constantinople. It's Length, it is very short and not every bit of it is very fun. There's no "villain", like Cesare in Brotherhood or Rodrigo in Assassin's Creed II, so you don't feel like you know where you're heading next. It doesn't feel much like there were any major "revelations" in this game, except from Desmond's side. There are no more than 3 outfits, and although it is a minor bad point, it's just too few.
    Final Score:
    Assassin's Creed Revelations is and Okay game and doesn't really change from it's predecessor. It is very short and I wouldn't really recommend it, although, if you're a fan of the series and you want to now what happens buy it.
    Average Score: 7.8
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  58. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    An excellent game that is the most complete Assassin's Creed yet, though not a big leap forward compared to Assassin's Creed 2 when it came out. The story concludes and there are some interesting twists here and there, but it is time for Ubisoft to reinvent themselves. Even though I enjoyed this game, quality over quantity will ensure much better games onwards.
  59. Jan 9, 2012
    9
    What can be said about assassin's creed Revelations?

    Well to start don't listen to the negative reviews people are giving this great game,this is the best entry in the series yet, with an improved multi-player and better graphics to a great story,you really can't go wrong with the kind of action game you will be playing.there is allot of content here and you can tell that Ubisoft spent
    What can be said about assassin's creed Revelations?

    Well to start don't listen to the negative reviews people are giving this great game,this is the best entry in the series yet, with an improved multi-player and better graphics to a great story,you really can't go wrong with the kind of action game you will be playing.there is allot of content here and you can tell that Ubisoft spent allot time and money on this game which is a good thing.however I will agree that tower defense is a complete joke and waste of time and that's why i gave this game 9/10 if it was not for tower defense I would of given a perfect 10.but in the end this truly is a master piece in the series.
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  60. Feb 4, 2012
    3
    Ok Ubisoft, when is enough, exactly enough? We're seeing AC get the CoD treatment. AC Revelations is not a good game, the story is no where near as good as the last two titles. Gameplay is more of the same, you get a new hook-like weapon, but that's really the only notable new feature. If you can call that a feature. I found myself getting bored of this game faster then any other game IOk Ubisoft, when is enough, exactly enough? We're seeing AC get the CoD treatment. AC Revelations is not a good game, the story is no where near as good as the last two titles. Gameplay is more of the same, you get a new hook-like weapon, but that's really the only notable new feature. If you can call that a feature. I found myself getting bored of this game faster then any other game I think I've played in a while and it inevitably resulted in a grind. The little tower defense strategy mini game is a poor excuse of an addition as well. What's the point? Why should I have to do this. It's fun the first two times you do it then it just becomes a hassle. The problem with AC:R is that it's littered with too much boring fluff content.. I'll take quality over quantity any day of the week if it leaves me feeling rewarded... Also, instead of trying to bank off of your terrible multiplayer, why not put more effort into a better single player. I'd go as far as to say this is the most bored I've been with an AC since the first title. I've made the mistake of playing this game, I won't jump through hoops to play the next installment of the AC series unless there's a radical change, like more RPG elements. Expand
  61. Nov 23, 2011
    7
    I love the Assassins Creed series. Brotherhood was a surprise favorite of mine but AC2 still ranks as one of my all time favorite games. Revelations had alot to live up to, almost the entire original development team is gone from the last games and this would end the saga for Altair and Ezio. Sadly, it does not do what Brotherhood did, feel fresh. Brotherhood came in, having lowI love the Assassins Creed series. Brotherhood was a surprise favorite of mine but AC2 still ranks as one of my all time favorite games. Revelations had alot to live up to, almost the entire original development team is gone from the last games and this would end the saga for Altair and Ezio. Sadly, it does not do what Brotherhood did, feel fresh. Brotherhood came in, having low expectations, but gave me the city of Rome, which was beautiful, a story that was good but not too over the top, and a new multiplayer then i couldn't put down till i had mastered it. Revelations feels like Brotherhood with a new polish and a few tweaks, but not much after that. The graphics department is amazing, but sadly the rushed feeling is there. Cutscenes can have problems, such as sound lag and sometimes the sound would cut out altogether. The new hookblade though is a accepted addition, which i was hesitent at first, it made sense. Constantinople wasn't as "close to the ground" as Rome was historically, so they needed a way to get you up faster. Beyond the hookblade though, u wont be using the other new gadgets as much as they say you would. Bombs are cool, but not necessary. The story in this is excellent, Ezio is as much of a badass as an old man then he was in his younger years. The characters are more likable and memorable, but in all it almost feels like it is the same thing as Brotherhood. You are still looking for new assassins to join the cause and you need to take down the Templar Order. What sets it apart though, and ultimately more fun, is the inclusion of Altair. It is also worth mentioning that Assassins Creed 1 is included in the Ps3 version for free, but only if you have the space on your hardware to hold it and if you really want to, this does not come with trophies and is a totally different game than its younger siblings. Anyway, Altair's story is continued and you find out what happend after the events of the first game with improved combat and new voice that fits the timeframe then the American one did in 07. Finally there is Desonds story, which as before is not as fun as his ancestors but this time comes with a twist. He is stuck in the Animus and needs to conclude his ancestors stories before he can get out. Finding collectibles in the main story that act like feathers and flags did in past games unlock new first-person sections that are ok at best, not amazing but a nice break of pace. The final part to this game is the muliplayer, which while still fun, isnt the same feeling. For some unknown reason they decided to take some of the old maps from Brotherhood and cut them in half for new modes, which while the modes are cool, i would have liked to see how stealthy you can get in a larger map. The new chracaters are fun to play as, but it needs a patch to fix them always doing the same kill, walking up and stabbing them in the chest. All characters do it and its as much eye candy and badass as a unique kill. All in all this game is a good deal for a PS3 owner, you get in essence 3 games, the main one, assassins creed 1, and its multiplayer, which has a storyline all of its own. Sadly, this isnt as fresh as Brotherhood was, and feels like if Ubisoft had given themselves more time on it than just a year this could have been a much better game. Expand
  62. Dec 3, 2011
    8
    AC:Revelations was a risky purchase or me, I have been a massive fan since the very beginning, and over time the series has matured, and evolved into a great story. But you often wonder how far can you move forward when it seems everything has all been done before. But the feeling didn't last for long as the game opens to an older, darker character that is Ezio, but age hasn't slowed himAC:Revelations was a risky purchase or me, I have been a massive fan since the very beginning, and over time the series has matured, and evolved into a great story. But you often wonder how far can you move forward when it seems everything has all been done before. But the feeling didn't last for long as the game opens to an older, darker character that is Ezio, but age hasn't slowed him down, infant it's quite the opposite.
    I'm extremely pleased with the whole set here, the controls are redefined, and with plenty of new additions. Firstly the new hookshot allows you to climb with great speed, the new style eagle vision, and 2 inventory wheels separated by primary and secondary weapons. In terms of new weapon additions, you can now create 3 styles of bombs that damage, confuse, and distract guards etc, however I didn't find myself taking too much notice with the bombs, unless I absolutely needed to.

    As usual the map opens up, and soon revealed is a massive, filled with quests, shops, treasures, and key locations, nothing here though generally differs from previous games in the series.

    Dotted around now are zip lines for quicker traversing, gone are the feather, and flag collecting quest, now you collect data fragments, and books etc, I'm happy about this also.

    One thing this game could do without is the new defend the den game that takes place when you loose you faction to the enemy, and you must retake them, the are dreadfully, and annoying, with little point but to waste time away from what gamers really want, sadly they are unavoidable so get use to these.

    All in all their is enough here to keeps fans going here, and it's definitely worth the money, moving forward now though, how far can they keep the fire burning bright? We will see.
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  63. Mar 16, 2012
    7
    big fan of the assassins creed series and this game was okay, but its definitely the worst one there has been. i did enjoy completing it but i feel the storyline was a bit random and wasnt really needed. I feel ubisoft are just padding out this series to make as much money as they can...
  64. Mar 18, 2012
    8
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations come out as a disappointment compared to the last two games. The game's opening immediately has the player frustrated, as the player participates in a what could've been fun but turned out to be frustrating stage coach chase. Once you get past this opening, you are thrown into the world of Constantinople which feels a bit stale compared to the Italian citiesAssassin's Creed: Revelations come out as a disappointment compared to the last two games. The game's opening immediately has the player frustrated, as the player participates in a what could've been fun but turned out to be frustrating stage coach chase. Once you get past this opening, you are thrown into the world of Constantinople which feels a bit stale compared to the Italian cities in the last two games. Combat also feels clunkier, the story in the present day doesn't progress much, and the entire experience feels incredibly frustrating. The changes and new additions made to the game were poor. Despite this, however, I don't hate the game. There are still enough interesting missions, assassinations, and flashbacks through Altair to make the singleplayer worth playing, and there are enough new multiplayer features to keep players entertained. Despite this, however, Revelations may be one of the weakest entries in the series. Expand
  65. Dec 5, 2011
    8
    If ain't broke don't fix it, that's ACR for you, you got your usual side missions but randomized in a similar fashion to RDR, however that's not all good, Ubisoft should take and try something new in AC3, but the fans (like me) should really see what happens to Ezio and Altair before seeing a new character. Now over to the new city: Istanbul, it is more diverse and alive than, truly theIf ain't broke don't fix it, that's ACR for you, you got your usual side missions but randomized in a similar fashion to RDR, however that's not all good, Ubisoft should take and try something new in AC3, but the fans (like me) should really see what happens to Ezio and Altair before seeing a new character. Now over to the new city: Istanbul, it is more diverse and alive than, truly the crossroads i guess.. Expand
  66. Dec 8, 2011
    8
    Assassin´s Creed in my opinion is one of the greatest story driven game series of our time, easily on par with series like Metal Gear Solid.

    The game series is a wonderful mix of all the following element: Puzzle solving, action, stealth, history, conspiracy. If you don´t know about the game series or what the main plot revolves around, here´s a
    Assassin´s Creed in my opinion is one of the greatest story driven game series of our time, easily on par with series like Metal Gear Solid.

    The game series is a wonderful mix of all the following element: Puzzle solving, action, stealth, history, conspiracy.
    If you don´t know about the game series or what the main plot revolves around, here´s a small synopsis.

    The game is set into the year 2011 were human DNA can be explored through machines called "ANIMUS". Your character is a person that has left a group called Assassin and is now targeted by a certain antagonistic group called the Templars. These two groups have waged war for thousands of years against each other so that their vision of the future would come to being. The major events that unfold in the game world are revealed through your protagonist visiting his ancestor´s memories through ANIMUS simulation program which can make i´ts subjects re-live memories locked in their DNA.

    If you haven´t played the earlier games from the series and want to avoid spoilers discontinue reading right now. As for "Revelation" i will do my best to not spoil anything from it.

    So how does this "Filler" & "Story arc ender" pan out in the end? Lets dive right into the subject!

    What has changed?
    The game has gone through some very interesting changes and it shows that the development team is doing i´ts best to keep the game fresh and new.

    The game keeps everything you loved from the earlier parts: hidden gun, crossbow, poison darts, parachutes, assassins, huge range of different weapons and all that you´ve learned to rely on.

    In addition to the old you have some new impressive things to use and/or look out for in your mission to fulfill your creed.

    BOMB´S!

    Yes you had your smoke bombs before but now.. now you´ve got skunk bombs, lamb blood bombs, sound bombs, poison bombs.. BOMB´S BOMB´S BOMB´S! nearly 100 different mix of bombs in this new bomb crafting mode.

    The development team has done a great work making a lot of different tactics for players to use in the game with this addition to the weapons range.

    HOOKBLADE!

    The new extension of your arm. This blade can be used for multiple purposes including: zip-line travel, extended climb reach, hook´n run and some other nifty tricks. Its a fun new element which you can´t get enough of.

    ENEMY ARCHETYPE


    The enemy archetypes have gone through a nice change. Now that gun powder has been invented for mass use, Ezio finds out some enemies have invested into armor that can withstand bullets and the gun isn´t a one shot kill weapon anymore all though the poison still works as one. There are new moves which you will need to take use of when fighting certain enemy types like counter throw. One of the "toughest" enemy types in the game are called Janissaries which need the most tactical approach in melee with careful reading to counter their gun shots, dodge their attacks and kick to gain advantage.

    ASSASSIN DENS


    The game now has dens which can be captured and afterwards inhabited by your assassins which you will train in the course of the game to become master assassins. And with this addition comes a towerdefender type of minigame were templars are trying to recapture the dens. This mode is a ton of fun and tactical enough to keep you developing new strategies for it.

    FIRST PERSON PUZZLES


    Each Assassins Creed has had some puzzles (disregarding the first) this time around you will be hunting animus data fragments to unlock 5 different first person platforming puzzles which each delve into Desmonds memories. The puzzles are fun but short in quantity and you will feel like it wasn´t enough compared to the older games.

    What else has changed?

    Now to be honest nothing else has changed from the other games that much. Setting is different like always with allot of awesome historical details and scenery. You get to hunt 100 objects in the map this time called animus data fragments. You have 10 memoir pages which unlock the dungeon for the best armor in the game. There are allot of things to buy and renovate just like in brotherhood which all though is time consuming still manages to be pretty fun.

    What about the story?

    This is the part I find the newest part of the game lacking. The historical settings is nice and the characters are intriguing and fun but the actual progression of the main plot "Desmonds story" is minimal to the point its obvious the game is a filler. You wont learn anything new that you wouldn´t already have managed to put together with the information revealed in brotherhood and AC 2. Ofcourse this doesn´t mean that the story fails entirely because it still succeeds to bring an end to the story arc of both Altaire and Ezio which is epic in its own right and managed to give me goosebumps.
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  67. Mar 7, 2012
    8
    Qualifying Statement: Apart from being a little on the easy side, I love the Assassins Creed games. So lets get to the bad stuff about Revelations first. Some bugs. Multiplayer has taken a turn for the worse. Soundtrack not as good as Assassins Creed Brotherhood. In order to finish Ezio's story you need to buy something else called Embers. This game is not as good as Brotherhood by a longQualifying Statement: Apart from being a little on the easy side, I love the Assassins Creed games. So lets get to the bad stuff about Revelations first. Some bugs. Multiplayer has taken a turn for the worse. Soundtrack not as good as Assassins Creed Brotherhood. In order to finish Ezio's story you need to buy something else called Embers. This game is not as good as Brotherhood by a long shot and is the joint weakest of the series along with AC1. But let me say this, it is still an amazing game. If you like Assassins Creed games, you will love Revelations. Expand
  68. Jan 27, 2012
    7
    Another year, another Assassin's Creed installment! However, Ubisoft have to start treading carefully because they are in danger of ruining what is an awesome franchise by churning out a game every year. I picked this game up at Christmas and I'll be honest I was left wondering what the point of buying the game was? AC2 was an amazing game, period! Brotherhood added a multiplayer/onlineAnother year, another Assassin's Creed installment! However, Ubisoft have to start treading carefully because they are in danger of ruining what is an awesome franchise by churning out a game every year. I picked this game up at Christmas and I'll be honest I was left wondering what the point of buying the game was? AC2 was an amazing game, period! Brotherhood added a multiplayer/online mode, the question is what did AC:R bring? Closure, well supposedly. The story picks up from the shock end of Brotherhood. Sadly, from there it doesn't really do anything different from it's predecessor's. The map for instance seems really small compared to the previous outings which ultimately means less area's to explore. And the same can be said of the length of the game which for AC is genuinely short and tragic. You used to be able to expect an engrossing and immersive story but they fall tragically short with this installment. It's as if they have totally forgot about Ezio. Altair was a good character but to put more focus on him, I was surprised and a little disappointed. You'd think that by bringing Ezio's and Altair's stories to a close they would leave you a lot to explore but that's not the case. Gameplay is familiar but too repetitive, there is nothing new or inventive introduced which is a darn shame because it becomes predictable. The cinematic cut scenes if anything just frustrate you at times. They used to be important and play a huge part and interesting however now they are there just to try and add adrenaline to encourage you to carry on, they no longer seem to hold major importance. The ending isn't what I expected and I was left under-impressed to say the least but what it does leave is an opportunity to change everything and re=boot the series because it's what it is desperately lacking, it needs a new focus, new characters and new ideas to return itself to past glory. In conclusion if your new to AC you'll love this but if you have followed the series from the start you will be left feeling short-changed because its the same old predictable things and very much a familiar feeling, it's like watching a repeat of your favorite show except this time round you've noticed something you didn't before. Ubisoft have to learn from their mistakes if the AC franchise is to get back to it's best! Expand
  69. May 6, 2012
    9
    Assassins Creed has become a monster of a franchise in less than ten years at the moment , it has a strong/solid story , its awesome and it does right to convince the people. However, if you're willing to throw the cash right on ACR , is not a wrong move , but it isn't the best chapter on the AC hysteria in the same time that it's not fresh as I thought it was gonna be. Anyway, the teamAssassins Creed has become a monster of a franchise in less than ten years at the moment , it has a strong/solid story , its awesome and it does right to convince the people. However, if you're willing to throw the cash right on ACR , is not a wrong move , but it isn't the best chapter on the AC hysteria in the same time that it's not fresh as I thought it was gonna be. Anyway, the team at Ubisoft did nicely to present the city of Constantinople , very gorgeous at first glance , packed with a better engine ( that , its the responsible for giving it life ) . the action cutscenes are varied and it's a fun moment to watch and experiment to see more , and more action sequences like for example , Ezio ( with the hookblade ) jumps a rope and then stabs a guard while in mid air is superb. Also the introduction does nice to the franchise by the reason that starts in a bang and differentiate from the previous entries completely . Even with this awesome stuff, there are still problems with the gameplay, undesired deaths comes when the twitchy control schemes gets through your path and makes you smash the game , dumb AI and clumsy crowd gets stuck in the middle of a fight , yet Ubisoft came with the idea of implementing the tower defense , and lets put this simply: Its stupid . Multiplayer wise , though I'm not considering to get my stats flaming like hell because I'm not gonna be focused on that option . But with the knocks and the brawls , ACR still has the glamour for captivation . Expand
  70. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    The problem with Assassin's Creed games is that the fans are divided about the game-play. Some of them would like to see a bundle of new changes that they believe will ultimately make the game better, whilst another group simply want a few minor additions and clean ups but for the game-play to remain primarily the same. In my opinion, more additions and clean ups could have beenThe problem with Assassin's Creed games is that the fans are divided about the game-play. Some of them would like to see a bundle of new changes that they believe will ultimately make the game better, whilst another group simply want a few minor additions and clean ups but for the game-play to remain primarily the same. In my opinion, more additions and clean ups could have been implemented into the game, such as the annoying moments when Ezio seems to leap off in another direction to the one I actually wanted him to go in to be sorted, but I do not want a full revamp each time. This game remained a little too similar to the previous titles in combat and movement, and so those would be my negatives. My one and only other negative would be the story, as there aren't many obvious 'revelations' in the story, as none of my important questions were answers, and all that does remain in the repetitive storyline are a few weak explanations about some of the character's pasts. However, I have to say that Ubisoft have done fantastic work on Constantinople, and have made a new vibrant and beautiful city to observe and explore, which feels more alive than the previous games. On the whole, I would say that AC Revelations is a decent entry into an amazing franchise, but the story is too confusing and not interesting enough to attract any fans outside of the already established fan base. Expand
  71. Dec 10, 2011
    8
    Assassin's Creed: Revelation is a great game. Ezio final mission is great with better character and including one of the bestfunniest mission I have played in the series, I had a great time. The hook-blade is good for some thing, like going on the zip lines but it prevented me from doing the double air-assassination which i found that really unforgiving and it doesn't really add more toAssassin's Creed: Revelation is a great game. Ezio final mission is great with better character and including one of the bestfunniest mission I have played in the series, I had a great time. The hook-blade is good for some thing, like going on the zip lines but it prevented me from doing the double air-assassination which i found that really unforgiving and it doesn't really add more to climbing. I didn't really like the den defense, I thought it was a bit pointless to me and just something that I tried to avoid because it just annoyed me. I loved playing as Altair again (especially now he has a proper Arabic accent not an American accent) and it really fills in some of the missing story points which was great. One thing is the better story and characters in this game, I did miss Leonardo da Vinci :'(, but the character here have personality which was missing in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. And now the online, it has been improved so much from Brotherhood, its quicker, better servers and just a better experience, it has been improved so much compared to Brotherhood. I loved it. But I'm really waiting out to Assassin's Creed 3 which has been announced for next year. This is a great game and I am having a good time. It has improved much from Brotherhood but still nothing could really beat AC 2, AC 2 driven out story and fleshed out characters really is the best in the series, so it better than Brotherhood for me but it isn't as good as AC 2. 8/10 Expand
  72. Dec 7, 2011
    8
    Assassins Creed Revelations is a follow up to Brotherhood and the last game in Ezio and Altair's story :( . The story once again follows master assassin Ezio Auditore and Altair Ibn La'Ahad. Ezio is on a quest to secure the 5 keys to Altair's library in his home town of Masyaf to unlock his grand wisdom and the secrets of his ancient order. But I won't touch on Altair's story but I willAssassins Creed Revelations is a follow up to Brotherhood and the last game in Ezio and Altair's story :( . The story once again follows master assassin Ezio Auditore and Altair Ibn La'Ahad. Ezio is on a quest to secure the 5 keys to Altair's library in his home town of Masyaf to unlock his grand wisdom and the secrets of his ancient order. But I won't touch on Altair's story but I will say there are some great moments while playing as Altair. The game starts out with a dramatic castle escape. Ezio then journey's to Constantinople to find the keys to Altair's library. He meets a local master assassin who teaches him to ropes and introduces him to a new weapon called the hookblade which changes the way you get around like the ziplines which are super cool especially when you do an air assassination from them and you can also save yourself from a dud jump.But there was one thing that bugged me the absence of horses I don't understand why they are gone they were great I miss my horse now. You have to recruit new assassins this time round but it isn't as essential they are really just there to help or make the experience easier and quicker. You also once again capture new assassin dens but when you become notorious your dens can become contested and your then forced into a weird tower-defense mini game which is good at first but then becomes repetitive and boring. But the mission structure is better and the jumping puzzles are great and the action has been pushed up a notch plus there are the ziplines i them as well. The combat has not been refined so it's still the stealthy fast paced action we love but I wanted it to change slightly but there are now some slow motion finishers there and they look great. Graphics and sound are refined your blades sound incredibly slick when being pushed into someones head. The blood splatters look better to. The character designs have been changed slightly. In the end Assassins Creed is starting to get COD syndrome so they really need to change it a lot next time around but that being said I think it's the best in the series so it gets a well deserved 8.5. This review can be found on my blog at url http://maximalistgtg.blogspot.com/ Expand
  73. Dec 7, 2012
    10
    Ezio comes back - he's much older, more tired and almost weary of the journey that was chosen for him. His path leads to Constantinople, an exotic location but strangely familiar ground. Here, he will embark on another adventure, different and known at the same time.

    Revelations is an ending to the Ezio Auditore da Firenze trilogy, and one must agree, it's a decent one to say the least.
    Ezio comes back - he's much older, more tired and almost weary of the journey that was chosen for him. His path leads to Constantinople, an exotic location but strangely familiar ground. Here, he will embark on another adventure, different and known at the same time.

    Revelations is an ending to the Ezio Auditore da Firenze trilogy, and one must agree, it's a decent one to say the least. No only the graphics have been tuned up, the gameplay enhanced and the story re-polished. The game, more than anything, feels - much like Ezio itself - mature, an adventure game in its own right. It's an amazing ending to a meaningful story. Though not free of bugs, they seem to be only minor imperfections and nothing else; Revelations offers excellent playability and a must-have experience to any AC fan. Furthermore, I couldn't agree less with those accusing it of being everything but fresh - after stale Brotherhood, this is the very definition of a fresh turn. Don't listen to mean reviewers - there's nothing tragic, rushed, meandering or dissapointing about Revelations.
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  74. Dec 13, 2012
    6
    Let me start by saying that I am a fan of this franchise. Obisoft has done some great things in developing the series since the first iteration, which I think most can agree was disappointing. The greatest part of these games are historical details that are included. Exploring the great ancient cities and seeing the large sites and sounds was what I played for. Sometimes just wanderingLet me start by saying that I am a fan of this franchise. Obisoft has done some great things in developing the series since the first iteration, which I think most can agree was disappointing. The greatest part of these games are historical details that are included. Exploring the great ancient cities and seeing the large sites and sounds was what I played for. Sometimes just wandering the streets until I found another "tourist attraction" to learn about. This game has brought that but the lustre has gone.
    THE BAD BAD: They have introduced a system where you must defend your clan bases from the Templars attract. This amounts to a simple, and yet frustrating, tower defence mini game. THIS IS THE WORST PART OF THE GAME. The only other negative I have found is the lack of good change this game provides. This game feels too similar to the past versions for it to stand out.
    Please don't do what COD is doing with there annual releases. Spend some time creating something worth buying. I will forever wait for the reviews before buying another AC game.
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  75. Jul 24, 2012
    7
    Well when I got the game I had high hopes. Then when I played the game those hopes faded. The game is beutiful and has a pretty good story. Although the characters in the game seem a little dull. A big down side to the game is that there wasn't much introduced that was new. Sure the Assassins Creed saga is innovative but it hasn't changed much. This game didn't really have much that couldWell when I got the game I had high hopes. Then when I played the game those hopes faded. The game is beutiful and has a pretty good story. Although the characters in the game seem a little dull. A big down side to the game is that there wasn't much introduced that was new. Sure the Assassins Creed saga is innovative but it hasn't changed much. This game didn't really have much that could draw me back to playing. The story was good but wasn't exciting and deep. The gameplay got repetitive once I played it for a while. There just wasn't anything interesting going on in the game. It took me literally a month to finish the game because I wasn't very interested in it after a while of playing. I don't know what I is with this Assassins Creed but it's lacking. I'll give it a 7/10 but I would prefer playing the first and second games before considering to buy this one. Expand
  76. Nov 23, 2011
    8
    I'm a huge fan of AC series. AC2 definitely started my love for this series but Brotherhood and Revelations dumbed it down for me in the graphics department. Even though, it's a beautiful game the graphics haven't been up to par in comparison to AC2 but I think this is mainly because of the addition of multiplayer. Like I always say, you can't add more to the game without sacrificingI'm a huge fan of AC series. AC2 definitely started my love for this series but Brotherhood and Revelations dumbed it down for me in the graphics department. Even though, it's a beautiful game the graphics haven't been up to par in comparison to AC2 but I think this is mainly because of the addition of multiplayer. Like I always say, you can't add more to the game without sacrificing something else. I loved multiplayer on AC:Bro and continue to do so in AC:Rev. It's just so inventive. Definitely pick this up if you loved the previous AC games because this one won't disappoint. Doesn't deserve a perfect score in my book but still an amazing game regardless of its flaws. Expand
  77. May 22, 2012
    7
    Oh how I wish the Assassins Creed games had just decided to create a story in the specific time period in which Ezio and Altair were based, as opposed to these Desmond shenanigans. But let bygones be bygones. This game is fun, but doesn't bring much new features to the table (besides the crossbow and hookshot, though these aren't enough to blow your mind). The game has some impressive setOh how I wish the Assassins Creed games had just decided to create a story in the specific time period in which Ezio and Altair were based, as opposed to these Desmond shenanigans. But let bygones be bygones. This game is fun, but doesn't bring much new features to the table (besides the crossbow and hookshot, though these aren't enough to blow your mind). The game has some impressive set pieces that are entertaining to play, and the city of Constantinople and the characters throughout are pretty well realized. I am looking forward to the new iteration, Assassins Creed 3, with its new game engine and Wilderness features. This is exactly what the series needs to feel fresh, if not revolutionary Expand
  78. Mar 11, 2012
    2
    For those thinking if they should buy Reveleations before ACIII, you can easily skip this game since it shows nothing new. Just a **** rehash from brotherhood, if you still think that there is a story behind this well there might be but it's really about altair and yet altair's play in this game is pretty short about 1 hour of gameplay with altair and that's it, ezio is just running aroundFor those thinking if they should buy Reveleations before ACIII, you can easily skip this game since it shows nothing new. Just a **** rehash from brotherhood, if you still think that there is a story behind this well there might be but it's really about altair and yet altair's play in this game is pretty short about 1 hour of gameplay with altair and that's it, ezio is just running around the city doing the same errands. The multiplayer, same thing unbelievable lag and this is where I never touched it again; they used old maps from the brotherhood multiplayer but not only that, they used about 1/6 of the map PREVIOUSLY CREATED MAP!!!

    SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR THE REAL THING ACIII
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  79. Oct 29, 2012
    10
    Look, i ain't gonna troll, i'm serious this time,this game isn't really a 10 but i gave it that score to make up for all the negative trolls on this page, it's one of the best games fromlast year imo, 8.5/10.
  80. Oct 29, 2012
    10
    Perfect game, it can even outshine Batman: Arkham City. There are no flaws, everything works well. Combat is easy but still interesting, story is amasing, stealth is good, parkour knows no equal. And do not say it's a copy-paste from past titles, if the game is good, repetiveness cannot harm it.
  81. Jan 4, 2012
    8
    Assassins Creed Revelations lives up to its brand name by delivering a fun and interesting storyline and good gameplay. My only complaint is that it might be getting a bit too stale. We'll see where the series goes next.
  82. Nov 20, 2011
    9
    First off let me start by stating the Pros of this last chapter for Ezio and Altair, The new addition of the sub weapon wheel is refreshing, Constantinople is easier to navigate than Rome from Brotherhood, Fighting Mechanics has some nice small improvements(You can steal money while countering), The Hook Blade is nice, thought it was only going to have a navigation utility but it used forFirst off let me start by stating the Pros of this last chapter for Ezio and Altair, The new addition of the sub weapon wheel is refreshing, Constantinople is easier to navigate than Rome from Brotherhood, Fighting Mechanics has some nice small improvements(You can steal money while countering), The Hook Blade is nice, thought it was only going to have a navigation utility but it used for combat as well. Now on to the cons, The games bomb crafting seems more like a chore than actually something fun, Some of the missions seem a lot easier than brotherhoods though I welcome less of the (Dont be Detected) missions, Den Defense is alright but should not be essential for in game, it should be only used in multiplayer or be made optional in the story, some of the characters faces seem odd (Desmond being the most obvious, and Ezio having bright yellow eyes) The game in all is a nice addition to the series and really psychs you up for the imminent AC III, the cons were not too drastic to make me want to score it any lower than a 9 and I am happy with my purchase. I hope people go out and get this great game Expand
  83. Sep 28, 2012
    10
    Those who didn't like previous game won't enlist in the Assassin guild, but it is must-have for fans of the series as it reveals some secrets of the story. Shorter than the previous games, but with a better story, it consolidates the multiplayer mode adding extra variety.
  84. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    Completly namakana the game to me and he is there as ecio paci stvoreny completly paradna game my years doing this to me najoblubenejšia taketo games haven't yet said anything just a fest of good game.
  85. Nov 19, 2011
    9
    If you do not mind, I would like to start this with a brief retrospective (no spoilers). I first got recommended Assassin's Creed back 2009 around the time Assassin's Creed 2 was announced. There were very mixed opinions amongst my friends with it being one of those hit or miss titles like Mirror's Edge, and I'm not going to lie, the first game did have a repetitive nature with it'sIf you do not mind, I would like to start this with a brief retrospective (no spoilers). I first got recommended Assassin's Creed back 2009 around the time Assassin's Creed 2 was announced. There were very mixed opinions amongst my friends with it being one of those hit or miss titles like Mirror's Edge, and I'm not going to lie, the first game did have a repetitive nature with it's information gathering side missions, but personally, it didn't bother me any, I found it useful with planning out the method of performing the different assassinations and actually made me feel a bit more like an assassin. I think the first game is probably second best in the series (to me anyway) with Revelations being first. Still with me? good, on with the review, I will try to avoid being biased as well as possibly...I said try, not always successfully though.
    Story:
    This is one of the best told stories in the series that I've seen since the 2nd installment. It is divided between Desmond, Ezio, and Altair, bringing closure to Ezio and Altair's stories and presumably setting up a game all about Desmond. Ezio and Altair's stories were woven together perfectly throughout the narrative, and unfortunately the same cannnot be said for Desmond, at times it just feels like what it's always been, just a framing device. Though you are able to learn more about Desmond's past by going through some puzzle segments, but more on gameplay later. Now I have two minor nitpicks, the game uses pre-rendered cinematics, which may not sound like an issue, it only bugs me because the series has not up til now used them for the story itself, and this would be less of a problem if there were not only two of them total and one is recycled footage from the extended trailer. It is well known that after beating the game you are allowed to use the animus and usually it has a reason behind it, however, Revelations does not explain why you are back in it, and that just bugs the hell out of me.
    Gameplay:
    The gameplay is largely the same as the gameplay from Brotherhood and has improved on nearly every aspect. Combat still contains the combo system from Brotherhood, but it has a far less predictable pattern to it and the enemies are far more capable in a fight, and personally I appreciated the challenge this game had brought. The Brotherhood aspect has also been improved and flows really well with the story, more so than Brotherhood, strangely enough. I am most certainly not the only person who was skeptical about the use of bombs in Revelations, but thankfully the game put this skepticism aside, it actually helps with stealth more than I could have imagined, not to mention the ability to customize them to your liking. Parkour flows better than ever as well with the addition of the hookblade, making vertical and horizontal travel even more fluid than it has ever been.
    Presentation:
    Many of you who have been paying attention to this franchise may have noticed an increase of quality with the soundtracks, animations, and graphics throughout the series and gratefully this increase has remained consistent, the game looks gorgeous, improved textures as well as better lighting effects and draw distance. I know graphics don't make a game but they can always help.
    Verdict:
    you would be insane not to buy this, and here's to the hope that the next game doesn't ruin the entire franchise! I am very skeptical about a game entirely about Desmond.
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  86. Jan 14, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is full of beauty and eccentricities, is the perfect closing for Ezio's and Altair's story, and starting of Desmond's final journey in AC3, is, for me, the best game i played this year. Expand
  87. Mar 19, 2012
    8
    Revelations was always going to struggle to be as good as game as Brotherhood and sadly it has not succeeded in that respect but it is still a very good game.
    Visually its still great to look at and jumping around on the roof tops is still fun as is the fighting with all the different weapons. The is definitely long enough and has enough different elements to keep you interested all the
    Revelations was always going to struggle to be as good as game as Brotherhood and sadly it has not succeeded in that respect but it is still a very good game.
    Visually its still great to look at and jumping around on the roof tops is still fun as is the fighting with all the different weapons. The is definitely long enough and has enough different elements to keep you interested all the way through.
    However there are not very many new elements to the game and at times it does feel disjointed due to it being made by different companies, even graphically some parts of the game can look a lot better then others.
    This aside it was still fun to play and in my opinion had the best shock ending since the first game.
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  88. Nov 18, 2011
    7
    I'm a little disappointed, but overall, still enjoyed the game. I dont regret buying it, but I'm not sure it will remain on my shelf long. I'd like a little more new ideas next time!
  89. Nov 21, 2011
    8
    i love assassins creed ever since it came out
    it is a very enjoyable game even now revelations continued to impress in certain aspects
    the online is more challenging by using the leveling system more efficiently the thing that disappointing me the most were the glitches i found in it and the graphics were quite unsatisfying i do enjoy the story but i did not find it as interesting as
    i love assassins creed ever since it came out
    it is a very enjoyable game even now revelations continued to impress in certain aspects
    the online is more challenging by using the leveling system more efficiently
    the thing that disappointing me the most were the glitches i found in it and the graphics were quite unsatisfying
    i do enjoy the story but i did not find it as interesting as assassins creed 2 and brotherhood.
    previous AC games usually keep you in your seat to the very last second
    this game is not as intriguing it is as if they did a half ass job of brotherhood
    by fixing the city up and such figuring out the people that will help you were too basic no story to how you really meet people
    this game can get quite annoying.
    the most famous glitch i found were the soldiers on the rooftops being inside the roof only showing their head they get to shoot at you but you cannot hit them
    this is quite frustrating
    i just pray that this is not a preview of AC3
    or this company will lose many players.
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  90. Nov 19, 2011
    9
    While the game does have its fair share of flows, most notably the glitches, frame rate drops and den defence, the positives outshine them. The story and improved climbing really show and this is by far the best Assissins Creed game. Really good Buy. PS Desmond is useless as always
  91. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    The game is full of beauty and eccentricities, is the perfect closing for Ezio's and Altaïr's story, and starting of Desmond's final journey in AC3, is, for me, the best game i played this year.
  92. Nov 20, 2011
    8
    This is some great science and historical fiction, but it's not the best. The bar has been set high for the Assassin's Creed series over the years, with the introduction of fantastic new features in the previous titles. This title, however, lacked that fresh new feel.

    The gameplay in both the singleplayer and multiplayer was extremely similar, with the exception of a few (good) changes.
    This is some great science and historical fiction, but it's not the best. The bar has been set high for the Assassin's Creed series over the years, with the introduction of fantastic new features in the previous titles. This title, however, lacked that fresh new feel.

    The gameplay in both the singleplayer and multiplayer was extremely similar, with the exception of a few (good) changes. The hookblade, for example, is not an enormous change, but I thought it was a cool and interesting addition to the series, making climbing feel a little faster than in previous titles. The addition of bombs in the singleplayer offers a new way to take out enemies from range without being detected, making the process a bit more strategic than simply shooting them with the crossbow. Multiplayer had a few mode changes along with more player customization. They likewise made some changes to encourage players to try and hide or escape from pursuers rather than just standing there and attempting to stun them.

    Although they have really stretched out these last few games, they are still moving forward in Desmond's story. You finally learn more about Desmond himself in this game. Ezio and Altair's stories were a bit weaker compared to Brotherhood, but it was still an enjoyable experience throughout. The further addition of story to the multiplayer in the form of Abstergo Industries is fantastic, and it really makes me want to spend more time with this game online.

    All in all, this is still a great title that is worth picking up for any Assassin's Creed fan. If you have been getting bored with the Assassin's Creed formula, it is at least worth a rent for the sake of it's addition to the story. The short development time is starting to catch up with these games, but it's still a fun experience.
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  93. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    This game was excellent. I am an assassins creed fan boy but this game really delivers. Once you start the game make sure you have a lot of time because you won't want to turn it off. The ending to Altair and Ezio's stories was a masterpiece. Most people think they should've added new gameplay mechanics but if its not broken why do you have to fix it.. The hook blade was a pretty cool newThis game was excellent. I am an assassins creed fan boy but this game really delivers. Once you start the game make sure you have a lot of time because you won't want to turn it off. The ending to Altair and Ezio's stories was a masterpiece. Most people think they should've added new gameplay mechanics but if its not broken why do you have to fix it.. The hook blade was a pretty cool new gadget to be roaming around the city with too. The story improved a lot in this game and has an awesome cliffhanger at the end of it. I also like how they improved the multiplayer from brotherhood. Expand
  94. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    I really wanted to love this game. I had a lot of anticipation for it after greatly enjoying Brotherhood, but it kind of disappointed me. A lot of the things I loved from it's predecessor was either taken out and/or changed for the worse. For example, the map feels smaller and more cramped. I completed all of the synchronization points within about 2 hours. There are no open fieldI really wanted to love this game. I had a lot of anticipation for it after greatly enjoying Brotherhood, but it kind of disappointed me. A lot of the things I loved from it's predecessor was either taken out and/or changed for the worse. For example, the map feels smaller and more cramped. I completed all of the synchronization points within about 2 hours. There are no open field whatsoever, and they completely took out the ability to ride horses. The gameplay is basically exactly the same as Brotherhood (the hookblade adds nothing, and frankly bombs don't change the way you play much.) Now on to the good things: The story is complex and intriguing, the cut-scenes have reached new cinematic heights, character models and buildings graphics are looking better than ever, and tons new is added to the multiplayer. Overall I give it a buy, but to an Assassin's Creed fan like me it may disappoint you. One last note - I don't think they should be releasing a title every year. Look at Skyward Sword and Skyrim, there predecessors were released five years ago, and those are two of the best games I have ever played. Expand
  95. Nov 21, 2011
    8
    A fun and entertaining end to Ezio's trilogy, unfortunately Revelations feels like a bit too much of the same. That said, there are clear improvements in the multiplayer over Brotherhood (I can see myself playing this well into the future), almost all the main missions are interesting and exciting, free-running is as thrilling as ever, and there is a wealth of side activities to keepA fun and entertaining end to Ezio's trilogy, unfortunately Revelations feels like a bit too much of the same. That said, there are clear improvements in the multiplayer over Brotherhood (I can see myself playing this well into the future), almost all the main missions are interesting and exciting, free-running is as thrilling as ever, and there is a wealth of side activities to keep players busy. Constantinople is a brilliant city (if a little less spectacular than previous cities in the series e.g. Rome) and the new additions to aid travelling around it (in particular the Hook Blade) are very welcome. Templar Dens are effectively no different to the Borgia Towers from Brotherhood and I personally didn't enjoy my time with these as they are too punishing (without actually being challenging) and, seeing as they are fairly necessary to complete into order to progress through the game, I'd have rather have seen something more innovative and clever in their place. Also: Den Defence. Den Defence!? Really? Didn't enjoy anytime with the new tower defence feature and haven't a clue why they included it. It's not broken, it's just simple yet awkward. All in all, an entertaining package, but I'm hoping for big changes in the third instalment. Expand
  96. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    This is a tricky one; on the one hand, Revelations does not seem to be doing a great deal new from Brotherhood, but on the other hand I became so absorbed by sidequests, city-renovation and general arsing about that I'm not even halfway through the story and I've beaten most of the secondary content!

    Let's just make this simple; everything Brotherhood did right, Revelations does right.
    This is a tricky one; on the one hand, Revelations does not seem to be doing a great deal new from Brotherhood, but on the other hand I became so absorbed by sidequests, city-renovation and general arsing about that I'm not even halfway through the story and I've beaten most of the secondary content!

    Let's just make this simple; everything Brotherhood did right, Revelations does right. Where Brotherhood had problems (particularly in Multiplayer), Revelations by and large fixes them. The "Alert Meter" now represents Templar awareness and, rather than getting the city watch mad at you, it now represents the odds of Templars attempting assassinations against you, or even ransacking one of your Assassin Towers! Your recruits seem more talented now, with special "Master Assassin" missions available as you level them up, and the "missions" minigame has had further refinements.

    In terms of the new gear, it's all solid. Bombs provide some interesting new options for play, such as dropping a smoke bomb as you flee (vital now that the enemies are faster and stronger than before) or hurling a poison bomb to wipe out an entire patrol covertly. The Hookblade is also a nice touch, and performing assassinations via a Zipline, or using a Hook & Run to escape a fight is really enjoyable.

    However, I cannot be a hypocrite here, so I have to make something clear; this is NOT a Revelation. This is still, at its core, the same game as Brotherhood. You renovate Constantinople the way you renovated Rome, you find, train and deploy Recruits the same way (some of whom have special recruitment missions, yes, but it's still at its core the same), the sewer system is still used for Fast Travel and the same three factions help you out.

    On that note, there is a rather disappointing lack of faction missions. The Romani (Courtesans), Thieves and Mercenaries each have ONE mission, and whilst your recruits provide fourteen of their own I would have liked to see more use in your allies.


    Please do not misunderstand me here; if you liked Brotherhood, you will LOVE Revelations. It's the high point of the whole series, and the sections where you play as Altair provide fantastic insight into the backstory of the game. However, don't go into this expecting something radically new.

    FINAL VERDICT: 8/10. Absolutely solid, and as close to flawless as the series has come to date... but ultimately it feels too much like an Expansion Pack for Brotherhood than a true sequel. Nevertheless, this is a MUST BUY for fans of the series.
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  97. Nov 21, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is one hell of a big game. I think it will take months to fully enjoy its amazing game world filled with interaction, elements of endless fun. However, everything except amazing map is a little bit of same. Gameplay wise, it is just a bit of the same from AC2. Graphics is probably same, let alone maybe even worse. Story? Story is solid. Nothing exceptionally amazing, but will keep you watching your monitor for some time. It is easy to tell they are hitting up the top of what they can achieve with this series. They can just now continue to release products like this, which is for me, very very sad. Expand
  98. Nov 21, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A game like Revelations needs a Beginning, middle and end.. After a fantastic start to this highly anticipated game..it is easy to get immediately drawn into the interesting prospects of Constantinople, but this is where it goes wrong, this city is not nearly as beautiful and appealing as Rome. Apparently throwing in ziplines on several rooftops to use the newly equipped hookblade is enough to deem this an improvement. Sadly no. I myself was looking forward to this game after an excellent trailer, but after the gripping opening hour within Masyaf, I found myself plloughing through the story extremely quickly merely just to progress the Altair and Desmond saga, altairs story clearly holds this game together but I was disappointed in Ezios progression, very little was there for him to actually be a part of and this saddened me as he was arguably the most favorable character of the series and it was only through watching the 'Embers' short that we realise the fate of our hooded hero, in the game he seems to be thrusted into a severely premature ending. There was no build or momentum and i felt robbed for completing a relatively mediocre story. The redeeming qualities of this game is the beginning few sequences which keep us in a forward motion..the graphics are as good if not better than they've ever been and it was good to relive Altair again..but as an avid Assassin fan..I'm glad I finished the stories of two unforgettable heroes, but sorely disappointed at the lifelessness of Constaninople and the anti-climax of such a revering story. Expand
  99. Jan 4, 2012
    8
    Let me start off by saying, this game is GOOD and worth buying. Definitely the weakest of the Ezio trilogy, but redeems itself at the end with a gripping and exciting last couple of hours that made the entire game worth playing. The story is short and does no justice to Ezio as a character. It does not emphasize his age as it hinted at in Brotherhood, and overall adds to depth to theLet me start off by saying, this game is GOOD and worth buying. Definitely the weakest of the Ezio trilogy, but redeems itself at the end with a gripping and exciting last couple of hours that made the entire game worth playing. The story is short and does no justice to Ezio as a character. It does not emphasize his age as it hinted at in Brotherhood, and overall adds to depth to the character, making him boring to play with. Altair on the other hand, is a absolute blast to play with. The sequences in which you play with him are some of the most memorable and exciting sequences yet in the AC series. They also add a huge amount of depth and awe to the Altair character. The biggest problem with this game is the lack of improvements. Bomb making and a hookblade aren't enough to make a whole new game. Additions I did like were obviously the Altair missions, the master assassin missions, and believe it or not, the Desmond memories. While the controls are extremely stiff, only allowing you to move in 8 directions, they are a fun change of pace and its nice to see more of Desmond. Additions I didn't like: The God-awful den defense, the lack of optional "armor tombs", the new characters (Yusuf is a terrible boring character, but Sophia is good, decent at least, the bad guys were just boring and had no depth), in fact the only character I really "liked" was Abbas, from the Altair missions. I say "like" because I had such a burning hatred for him that I haven't felt in a character since Skylar from Breaking Bad, but he was still a good antagonist. I never thought I would say this about an Assassins Creed game but despite its lack of huge changes, was the multiplayer. All the AC games I have played I always return them after I am done with the story and have all the collectibles, but this game, had me hooked from the first time brutally impaled a man with my spear (that's what he said). The game features new great modes like corruption, and it is 2011 multiplayer experience of the year for me. I honestly havent had that much fun in multiplayer since May, playing black ops with my buddies. Overall, this game is getting unjustly bashed, it is a worthy entry into the series, somewhat disappointing nonetheless, and it is worth your money. Even if you are not interested in the multiplayer, I insist you try it out. Expand
  100. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    Revelations continues on the greatness of the previous installments.
    While AC2 really shined out as the pinnacle of the series, Brotherhood was somewhat of a letdown.
    The Story wasn't quite as gripping as Part 2's and it once again ends in a cliffhanger. But Revelations has a gripping story, the same great gameplay, and an ending that makes you want to play Assassin's Creed III, if it is
    Revelations continues on the greatness of the previous installments.
    While AC2 really shined out as the pinnacle of the series, Brotherhood was somewhat of a letdown.
    The Story wasn't quite as gripping as Part 2's and it once again ends in a cliffhanger.
    But Revelations has a gripping story, the same great gameplay, and an ending that makes you want to play Assassin's Creed III, if it is released in 2012 as rumored.
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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    70
    Assassin's Creed Revelations will satisfy those who are looking for more of the same but if you're expecting some major innovations, prepare to be disappointed. Revelations isn't a bad game, but the experience no longer feels fresh.
  2. The story is so meandering. [Jan 2012, p.76]
  3. Jan 3, 2012
    58
    In the end, Revelations mostly feels like a step backwards that was probably rushed to market just to satisfy the need for a yearly installment.