Assassin's Creed: Revelations PlayStation 3

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  1. Jan 4, 2017
    8
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt das einen User Score von 8. Bei 86 einen von Userscore von 9. Falls eine 85 kommt entscheide ich ob ich es eher positiv oder negativ nehme. Regeln
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt das einen User Score von 8. Bei 86 einen von Userscore von 9. Falls eine 85 kommt entscheide ich ob ich es eher positiv oder negativ nehme. Regeln verstanden?
    Dann sind hier meine Punkte.

    Mein persönlicher Score = 77/100
    Mein User Score = 8/10
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  2. Sep 30, 2016
    10
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

    + Great Story
    + Altair and Ezio
    + Epic Ending
    + Awesome Open World Action Adventure Game
    + Fun Multiplayer
  3. Apr 11, 2016
    8
    the gameplay is the same as brotherhood with the same features but new story and characters with some interesting gameplay moments in missions it is good but not as good as the last 2
  4. Apr 9, 2016
    10
    This is the best Assassin's Creed game. Brilliant Dark start and they had brilliant Altair flashbacks which and it goes through 3 different timelines. I recommend this game. 100/100.
  5. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 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 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. Collapse
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  6. May 18, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  7. Jan 19, 2015
    9
    Awesome game!The basic idea is almost the same,but now u have got sth new called hookblade,which helps u climb and move around fasterAlso Ezio is now wiser and he hasn't got that spirit for revenge he had at ac 2 and br.The only bad thing is that some missions (of the main story) feel away from the main story
  8. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    An epic finale to the 'Ezio Trilogy' and another welcome addition to the Assassin's Creed series.

    Set nearly a decade after the events of Brotherhood, Revelations sees Ezio on a journey to discover the secrets of the Creed. To find these 'secrets' Ezio must travel to where the invisible war between the Templars and the Assassins began: The Holy Land. Unfortunately for all intents and
    An epic finale to the 'Ezio Trilogy' and another welcome addition to the Assassin's Creed series.

    Set nearly a decade after the events of Brotherhood, Revelations sees Ezio on a journey to discover the secrets of the Creed. To find these 'secrets' Ezio must travel to where the invisible war between the Templars and the Assassins began: The Holy Land.

    Unfortunately for all intents and purposes, Revelations feels very much like Brotherhood. The story feels a little vague at times, but mainly stays consistent.

    Very little has been added. The hookblade allows you to slide along ziplines and the Den Defense mini-game is frustratingly difficult.

    The musical score deserves praise for maintaining the tone of the game and the characters both remain historically and contextually relevant.

    Altair's role in the game is another point of interest, although his missions are slightly over-simplified.

    Sometimes the game feels like filler material, other times it maintains it's integrity.

    Overall, it's another worthy instalment in what is proving to be a highly popular series.
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  9. Oct 19, 2014
    9
    Revelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood. It's a perilous path - one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.
  10. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    Although i think Ubisoft has stretched Ezio story a bit too far this installment was kind of necessary because of that ludicrous ending in Brotherhood. About Revelations well it's as good as ever with the AC series.
    STORY AND CHARACTERS: The older Ezio offers the story a wise charm and charisma.
    PRESENTATION: As long as there are mithical cities all over the world thhis game cannot not
    Although i think Ubisoft has stretched Ezio story a bit too far this installment was kind of necessary because of that ludicrous ending in Brotherhood. About Revelations well it's as good as ever with the AC series.
    STORY AND CHARACTERS: The older Ezio offers the story a wise charm and charisma.
    PRESENTATION: As long as there are mithical cities all over the world thhis game cannot not shine. Constantinople/Istambul is the game's main character.
    GAMEPLAY: Awesome as always. Same formula over and over and we can't get enough of it except for the Den Defense. Ubisoft tried to innovate but this mode is not a good one.
    ONLINE: Started with Brotherhood and continued with Revelations. No problems here. You'll spend a lot of time playing it. Yes it's that good.
    Hope we see the end of Ezio with Revelations but i have no reason to be sad with this installment.
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  11. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    9.5 (rounded up to 10).

    Revelations can be summed up in one word: remarkable. For a series that produces entries every year, it is amazing that things are this good. Skylanders is a major cash in and COD has been lacking innovation since MW2, but every Assassin's Creed has been amazing and addictive. Revelations is no exception. It kicks off with a beautiful cinematic, that sees an
    9.5 (rounded up to 10).

    Revelations can be summed up in one word: remarkable. For a series that produces entries every year, it is amazing that things are this good. Skylanders is a major cash in and COD has been lacking innovation since MW2, but every Assassin's Creed has been amazing and addictive. Revelations is no exception.

    It kicks off with a beautiful cinematic, that sees an aged Ezio travelling to Masyaf to uncover the secrets of his ancestor Altair. Captured and about to be killed, he makes a brave escape and so begins the most memorable first level in series history, which gives us an assassination in the first hour. Once again, story is high priority. The present day sections are very disappointing (first person puzzle levels should be left to Portal), but Ezio is as entertaining as ever. This time he's in Constantiople (the smallest open world in series history, but also the most believable and lifelike) and he's got a few tasks to complete: he becomes embroiled in a war between two factions, is still after the Templars, is managing his duties as Master Assassin, is chasing down mysterious memory discs and is wooing a new woman. Busy fella! The story is longer than Brotherhood's and is more effective, even if there really isn't a main villain and way too many supporting characters.

    The gameplay has barely changed. The economy is simpler, but more refreshing, the combat hasn't really gotten any new features (weapons are all that changes the gameplay) and the free running is still as fluid, even if Ezio is about to pop out a hip bone. The hook blade is a great weapon though and zipping around town is a brilliant experience that thrills. So what is innovated- the brotherhood mechanics mostly. Gathering an army of assassins still feels empowering and levelling them up and giving them new gear is rewarding in its own little way. The base attacks are just plain bad though. The new tower defence mechanics are pretty polished and work well, but why are they in Assassin's Creed? It really feels like Ubisoft was scraping the bottom of the barrel for new ideas before the innovative third numbered entry. Thankfully, I rarely had to do any.

    Multiplayer returns, with new modes, new missions and new characters. It still feels out of place in AC cannon, but at least it is better than those first person puzzles (I really don't like those). Some great moments can be produced, but I'd rather chase collectibles, assemble my factions and complete side missions in the main game.

    Don't believe the reviews because Revelations isn't the weakest entry in AC. It doesn't deserve a 7.5 or a 6, because it is still highly polished, with good graphics, great sound and plenty of content. Enjoy it for what it is, not what it could be!
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  12. Nov 20, 2013
    8
    Jugabilidad: Impresionante como puedes manejar todo tipo de armas con total facilidad, pero tiene peros, cuesta mas trabajo enfrentarse a los soldados, es repetivivo y algo aburrido, si tienes la hermandad o el 2, este te daras cuenta que no merece la pena. Tecnologia: Mmmm esta bien, como el 2 y la hermandad. Graficos: la recreacion de la ciudad es pasmosa asi como la expresividad de laJugabilidad: Impresionante como puedes manejar todo tipo de armas con total facilidad, pero tiene peros, cuesta mas trabajo enfrentarse a los soldados, es repetivivo y algo aburrido, si tienes la hermandad o el 2, este te daras cuenta que no merece la pena. Tecnologia: Mmmm esta bien, como el 2 y la hermandad. Graficos: la recreacion de la ciudad es pasmosa asi como la expresividad de la gente, en esto empata con su antecesoras. Sonido: uno de los mejores doblajes al castellano que he oido, con actores de primera fila. Aunque la musica no va muy alla, igualmente, esta muy bien. Innovacion: En esto pierde bastante contra sus antecesoras, no innova en absolutamente casi nada... Expand
  13. Nov 16, 2013
    8
    More of the same for the second time. Which isn't a bad thing considering how fun the Assassin's Creed games are and how interesting their unique story is. The new setting is the only refreshment to be seen here though. Oh, almost forgot to mention the weird tower defence minigame. That's definitely something new, but... wth?
  14. Nov 14, 2013
    9
    Once again Ubisoft delivered another superb title which expanded after Brotherhood and Assassins Creed 2. I bought this on PS3 once again and gave it a 9.5 out of 10.
  15. Sep 28, 2013
    8
    Assassin's Creed vuelve exitosamente por la cuarta entrega de la saga, y les digo que es un juego digno de jugar como los anteriores títulos, si bien para mi gusto no supera a las últimas dos entregas, es un juego como siempre totalmente divertido y un sand box imperdible con animaciones y gráficos punzantes.
  16. Jul 11, 2013
    8
    Assassin's Creed Revelations is a huge step in the right direction when compared to its predecessor Brotherhood! However, even telling the story through the perspectives of 2 assassin's isn't enough to keep the game interesting for the 18 hour it takes to complete... It all has that been there done that feel to it in my opinion. Still, if your craving some more Assassin's Creed you shouldAssassin's Creed Revelations is a huge step in the right direction when compared to its predecessor Brotherhood! However, even telling the story through the perspectives of 2 assassin's isn't enough to keep the game interesting for the 18 hour it takes to complete... It all has that been there done that feel to it in my opinion. Still, if your craving some more Assassin's Creed you should definitely at least give this one a try. Expand
  17. Jun 19, 2013
    8
    Sadly Revelations is probably the worst in the series, it is still a better game than 1 but, unlike 1 it lacks innovation. To it takes steps back words in combat i found it worse than Brotherhood. the story is an improvement over Brotherhood at least. All the additions in this game failed to be any good, tower defense, Desmond sections. It was pretty disappointing,
  18. 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
  19. Dec 28, 2012
    8
    Not the best in the series but none-the-less, still a great game. If it wasn't for past titles of the AC franchise, this would be one of the best games out there...but due to the fact we know its part of a series, we inevitably, judge it with the others in mind. A few of the story missions seemed out of place and just felt like stocking filler, but i still enjoyed every moment with theNot the best in the series but none-the-less, still a great game. If it wasn't for past titles of the AC franchise, this would be one of the best games out there...but due to the fact we know its part of a series, we inevitably, judge it with the others in mind. A few of the story missions seemed out of place and just felt like stocking filler, but i still enjoyed every moment with the game. Except the tower defence bit...eurghh! The graphics are beautiful, and it was such a privilege to share Altair & Ezios last moments. Top quality game & if it was the first in the series, it'd definately be reaching the lofty score of 10. Expand
  20. Dec 9, 2012
    10
    This game was amazing! Finally a game that's great sequel to AC2 compare to the huge disappointment of Brotherhood. And the addition to backtrack as Altaïr is awesome! And Ezio's new outfit is just perfect.

    The graphics/art style is amazing, towns so colourful artistic. All towns are amazing for free-running compare to Brotherhood where it was more focus on horses. The combat is
    This game was amazing! Finally a game that's great sequel to AC2 compare to the huge disappointment of Brotherhood. And the addition to backtrack as Altaïr is awesome! And Ezio's new outfit is just perfect.

    The graphics/art style is amazing, towns so colourful artistic. All towns are amazing for free-running compare to Brotherhood where it was more focus on horses. The combat is the best yet, and the story is way more understandable and with the addition of Subject 16. The game had a very good fluid experience with the cutscenes. The soundtrack is amazing and I love it. I personally loved Den Defense. I've always liked it anyway, and in Revelations it was implemented so good. This was the BEST ENTRY IN THE SERIES!
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  21. 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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  22. Oct 29, 2012
    8
    Although the game offers some of the best graphics this generation, there is no denying that the tower defence element that the game introduces to the series is a needless and frustrating addition to the series especially for people like me who have no desire of interest in the tower defence genre
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Oct 29, 2012
    10
    One of the best games in the series, and can somebody, please, tell me why do people like to troll? Yes, we get it, it's not the greatest finale for the trilogy, but it's good enough, i'm only giving this a 10 because there is too many trolls that gave it a 0, my real score is 9.
  26. 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.
  27. Sep 19, 2012
    8
    This game is the best assassins creed yet. It introduces a couple of really cool new ideas to the series, such as making your own bombs with materials you collect. It is awesome to mess with guards using all the different bombs you can create. Another new feature i really like that has been catching a lot of flak from other reviewers is the tower defense mini game they have put in theThis game is the best assassins creed yet. It introduces a couple of really cool new ideas to the series, such as making your own bombs with materials you collect. It is awesome to mess with guards using all the different bombs you can create. Another new feature i really like that has been catching a lot of flak from other reviewers is the tower defense mini game they have put in the game. Good times. The fighting is better than ever, with many different enemy types that employ a variety of different tactics during battle. The counter kills are BRUTAL in this edition my friends. Even though there are a million more games out there with more graphic gore and blood, i feel this is some of the wildest violence i have seen in a game. Some other cool things are the missions you undertake with a friendly AI assassin, capturing templar "dens", and the altair flashback missions. I did have a few issues with the game though. I encountered several minor bugs throughout the game, nothing major but i feel i have never encountered any bugs, at least noteworthy bugs, in other AC games. Sometimes getting ezio (your character) to do what you wanted was not easy or not intuitive, and sometimes the game would take away certain abilities without reason. one example that comes to mind was a time when i couldnt use poisons. also the game is packed with content which is awesome except that some of it just felt like filler (finding hidden books, sending your assassins to other cities on missions). while sending your assassins on missions levels them up, i felt that they could have found a better way to implement that. but at least the filler content is optional. the multiplayer is not something i spent a lot of time with but it is fun and def different from what other m rated multiplayer games are offering so thats a plus. Overall great game, cant wait for ACIII Expand
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Jul 2, 2012
    9
    Iv'e been an Assassin's Creed lover, ever since the first one came out in 2007. The moment I took that first Leap of Faith, I knew I had found my favourite IP this generation.
    Coming to Revelations, I'll let it drop straight forward: this game is brilliant. However, one thing should be made clear: It is perhaps the worst AC game yet. Don't get me wrong, It is great, but for a title to
    Iv'e been an Assassin's Creed lover, ever since the first one came out in 2007. The moment I took that first Leap of Faith, I knew I had found my favourite IP this generation.
    Coming to Revelations, I'll let it drop straight forward: this game is brilliant. However, one thing should be made clear: It is perhaps the worst AC game yet. Don't get me wrong, It is great, but for a title to blow the previous iteration away, a game requires innovation, and should not be afraid to take risks. The single-player was, overall, lovely. You know the developer has done it's job properly when it's game's title matches the intent: Revelations. Truly answers all the questions about Ezio Auditore and Altair Ibn La Ahad, and is the deserved, graceful swansong to the lives of two of modern gaming's most complex and beloved characters. The game, in respect to certain scenes, feel very block-buster like: and further assisting us being completely absorbed in the tale are the engine's new capabilities. It may not be too apparent at first, but if you were to play Brotherhood, where Ezio's beard consisted of brown patches, then played Revelations, where every brick stood out, and where each of Ezio's beard hairs were well-defined, you'd note the scope of change. The soundtrack. Never had a doubt Lorne Balfe and Jesper Kyd would fail to deliver, and the amazing music helps suck me in. The multiplayer, was slightly dull compared to Brotherhood's, and followed a general formula, which is a shame because the folks at Ubisoft are known to be more innovative than that. That, though, in no way means it was not fun. You could still have a blast, due to the simple connections, and, as the multiplayer was simple, not only was it easily open to all audiences, but it had a story: giving further reason to playing it. So, all in all, a beautiful must have for AC fans worldwide. But, If you note the lack of changes to the game from Brotherhood, just remember: you have been warned.
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  33. May 30, 2012
    8
    This is pretty fun. However what you see here is something that you have seen in past titles and it does not add much to the mix. It is just pretty much the same as the other titles (AC 2 For example). Those were great in those games, however you just cannot shake the feeling that you have played the EXACT same thing over and over and over. The missions just do not feel as inspired as theThis is pretty fun. However what you see here is something that you have seen in past titles and it does not add much to the mix. It is just pretty much the same as the other titles (AC 2 For example). Those were great in those games, however you just cannot shake the feeling that you have played the EXACT same thing over and over and over. The missions just do not feel as inspired as the other games. Multiplayer is interesting and pretty much what you have played in Brotherhood, but still fun nonetheless. I would recommend this game to fans of the series, Everyone Else, get Assassins Creed 2 Expand
  34. May 9, 2012
    8
    AC: Revelations is fun and epic, continuing the story of Ezio Auditore Da Firence, and showing several memories from Altair. Overall, It's great, but I excepted more. I excepted huge place to explore, I excepted to have a better storytelling, but still it is great, and It haves the best ending I ever seen. (8.9)
  35. 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
  36. Apr 22, 2012
    9
    I couldn't help but notice a lot of the users writing mediocre reviews on this game so i thought i would pitch in and give my opinion. Ubisofts biggest series is back with there 4th installment of the series which ties in the two assassins in the series where Ezio is trying to find library of knowledge of his ancestor Alteir. Im not going to spoil anything so i will continue on saying theI couldn't help but notice a lot of the users writing mediocre reviews on this game so i thought i would pitch in and give my opinion. Ubisofts biggest series is back with there 4th installment of the series which ties in the two assassins in the series where Ezio is trying to find library of knowledge of his ancestor Alteir. Im not going to spoil anything so i will continue on saying the gameplay mechanics are the best we've seen in an assassins creed series. The combat scenes are more smooth than we have seen and it makes the game flow nicely. The game is a good mixture of the story line like AC2 and the assassin order concept which debuted in the game brotherhood. Overall the series is one of the best storyline based games out on the market. Even though people are saying the concept is getting old, i beg to differ, because true fans love the concept and want the series to keep producing amazing games instead of taking a risk and possibly ruining the entire series. The storyline of this game is possibly the best of the series with it producing one of the biggest WOW factors. The past 3 games have had amazing endings with this one not disappointing fans. This is also the second AC game with multiplayer. While the game is meant to be played for the storyline the multiplayer is an awesome add on and i look forward to see how they continue with it with Assassins Creed 3 which was recently announced and further AC games to come. Overall, while users can complain about how there aren't any new features and stuff like that, there shouldn't be, the time period of the games is too small for them to make any major advancements and it could tarnish the story if they try that. If i had one complaint on the game i would complain about the new tower defense game added to the game. It was impossible and just dumb in my opinion. But besides that this shows the amazing game that Ubisoft has and i can't wait to see what there still is to be shown for us Assassins lovers. Expand
  37. Apr 13, 2012
    9
    The only really bad thing I have encountered thus far in Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a glitch that occurs whenever you call your fellow assassins for assistance. After doing so, sometimes, my character will freeze as will his opponents. When I say "freeze", I mean as far as attacking and fighting goes. Visually, they are all standing there swaying and looking at each other likeThe only really bad thing I have encountered thus far in Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a glitch that occurs whenever you call your fellow assassins for assistance. After doing so, sometimes, my character will freeze as will his opponents. When I say "freeze", I mean as far as attacking and fighting goes. Visually, they are all standing there swaying and looking at each other like they aren't sure if they should fight or go hang out at the nearest tavern together. LOL The only other MINOR thing I've noticed in this game is that I have already found 3 of the 5 needed keys for this game, and I haven't had a chance to ride a horse yet. Are horses not available to players in this game. The closest thing I've come to is taking control of a stagecoach. But this isn't really the same. And I was also disappointed to see that they were not able to get Altair's ORIGINAL voice actor to come back on board for this one. The guy they got does a pretty bang-up good job though! Other than these items I just mentioned, I feel this game is every bit as good as all the others. Right now, I am giving the game a solid 9.5. But because Metacritic does not allow for half-points, the game gets a 9 since it is NOT perfect in my humble opinion. If my rating changes, by the end of the game, I will write an updated review. But so far, I think my score may end up standing where it is if things continue as they have been. ;) Expand
  38. Apr 9, 2012
    9
    Reveleations is another great entry to the AC Franchise.
    It should not be missed by any Assassin's Creed fans, as it is an improvement over its predecessor, Brotherhood.
    Constantinople is beautiful, and the story, especially Desmond's, is engaging and fun.
  39. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    This is not a bad game, it just feels and look really similar to AC II and Brotherhood, besides a little bomb feature that let you create bombs, and a totally unwanted and unsuccessful Tower Defence, which need to et the hell out of my AC series. If you're new to the franchise, begin with AC II, which is both cheaper and better and then take Brotherhood. If you like me have played all theThis is not a bad game, it just feels and look really similar to AC II and Brotherhood, besides a little bomb feature that let you create bombs, and a totally unwanted and unsuccessful Tower Defence, which need to et the hell out of my AC series. If you're new to the franchise, begin with AC II, which is both cheaper and better and then take Brotherhood. If you like me have played all the previous AC games you'll want to play this, if nothing to say goodbye to Ezio Auditore (and Altair).

    The multiplayer have been improved from Brotherhood, so I ended up spending a lot of hours playing AC multiplayer. I had not seen that coming, especially if you take into account that I did not enjoy Brotherhood multiplayer. So even though this is the worst game in the franchise since AC II, it's still a lot of fun, and here's to hoping Tower Defence disappears in ACIII
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  40. Mar 27, 2012
    8
    Revelations was probably the best assassins creed game in the series i was slightly disappointed with brotherhood but this game sucked me in and had me playing for hours at a time. The story rounds off the trilogy in a great way and also introduces some great new features such as the grappling hook and new online modes but at the same time ads some features that held the game back a bitRevelations was probably the best assassins creed game in the series i was slightly disappointed with brotherhood but this game sucked me in and had me playing for hours at a time. The story rounds off the trilogy in a great way and also introduces some great new features such as the grappling hook and new online modes but at the same time ads some features that held the game back a bit such as the tower defense game that was quite irritating. Graphically revelations was also superb and rounded off Ezios journey in a great fashion one of the best game of 2011. Expand
  41. Mar 22, 2012
    8
    While Revelations brings little innovation into the Assassin's Creed franchise, it is a good game and a fitting end to the stories of Ezio and Altair. The new setting provides a different atmosphere, which after two italian-based games is a welcome change. Horses were scrapped as the half-town/half-fields map was replaced with a single, massif city to explore. The "assassin training"While Revelations brings little innovation into the Assassin's Creed franchise, it is a good game and a fitting end to the stories of Ezio and Altair. The new setting provides a different atmosphere, which after two italian-based games is a welcome change. Horses were scrapped as the half-town/half-fields map was replaced with a single, massif city to explore. The "assassin training" mechanic was expanded and now represents a good portion of the game, being the player's most prominent income source. The hookblade adds new depth to climbing and fighting and the story is the best in the series so far, mixing all protagonists in a single plot. Even though this is the third similar Assassin's Creed game in three years, the formula still shines and that makes Revelations very fun to play; just ignore the cloddish tower-defense minigame. Expand
  42. 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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  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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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  46. 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
  47. 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
  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. Feb 7, 2012
    8
    AC Revelations builds up from its remarkable predecessor Brotherhood which most of us enjoyed. It provides a well-deserved finale to the legendary assassins Ezio and Altair. While the regular gameplay with Ezio was just like in brotherhood, the driving force behind it was the Altair repressed memories, which Ezio 'accessed' using Masyaf keys. While many AC fans were disappointed thatAC Revelations builds up from its remarkable predecessor Brotherhood which most of us enjoyed. It provides a well-deserved finale to the legendary assassins Ezio and Altair. While the regular gameplay with Ezio was just like in brotherhood, the driving force behind it was the Altair repressed memories, which Ezio 'accessed' using Masyaf keys. While many AC fans were disappointed that Altair wasn't prominently featured in many games following AC1, Revelations more than made up for it. I was impressed with the Desmond gameplay, props to the creative team for making his missions so profoundly unique. Their interpretation of the Constantinople era was pretty good, but i felt that they could do better. They added new side tasks such as crafting bombs and stuff, I personally preferred side tasks in brotherhood.
    The graphics have improved and I love the loading theme for Revelations, it has such a glitzy feel to it. Desmond sequences were fun, where you play as Desmond in the first person mode and he relieves some childhood memories. Altairs storyline by far was my favorite, we know what happens after the AC1 events, no spoilers cause you guys should enjoy it yourselves as I did!
    The longest/best ending to a video game, NO DOUBT!! I was almost moved to tears after watching Embers (which was after I beat revelations). Any AC fans primary choice, a memorable goodbye to Master assassins, Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Altair Ibn-La'Ahad and the beginning of the end.
    PS (Amazing link established between Altair, Ezio and Desmond)
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  50. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    this game is definitely the best in the series. my only problem with it is that its too similar to acb and ac2, and that there are no subject 16 puzzles, wich i love. but other than that its a prety good game
  51. 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
  52. Jan 28, 2012
    9
    Awesomelly beautiful. Great graphics, memorable gameplay and a great conclusion to the Altair and Ezio storyline. I really enjoyed it's standard graphics. The assassin recruitment has improved nicely like you get assassin recruitment missions. The city of Constantinople was a great location for this game. I really like the hookblade on the hidden blade, it helps for climbing huge longAwesomelly beautiful. Great graphics, memorable gameplay and a great conclusion to the Altair and Ezio storyline. I really enjoyed it's standard graphics. The assassin recruitment has improved nicely like you get assassin recruitment missions. The city of Constantinople was a great location for this game. I really like the hookblade on the hidden blade, it helps for climbing huge long buildings. I especially like the Altair memories and the new Desmond's journey mode. The ending was phenomenal bound to show what will happen next in the series. Constantinople, Masyaf and Cappadoccia are the key locations in the game. Expand
  53. Jan 28, 2012
    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 Expand
  54. Jan 28, 2012
    9
    Well, I've been expecting very much of this game. The storyline of the game is quite out of expectations than the other series. Something that shouldn't happen happens, and it injects the sensation into most players. And the word "revelations", is the key for players, but recommend to finish all other series before AC Revelations in order to completely understand the whole story. AltairWell, I've been expecting very much of this game. The storyline of the game is quite out of expectations than the other series. Something that shouldn't happen happens, and it injects the sensation into most players. And the word "revelations", is the key for players, but recommend to finish all other series before AC Revelations in order to completely understand the whole story. Altair learned of the past and the future, of life and death through the Apple. And players learn moral values and minds through the game. The real thing is, not only Ezio and Altair conduit the message to Desmond, but also through Desmond to players. Players will have to think deeply and they will get it.

    The soundtracks are also awesome as usual. Some are spiritual inspiring and some are cultural feel.

    The environment of the world is slightly different than the other series. For example, you get near to a soldier, they won't simply push you away. And if you pushed somebody accidentally, they would apologize too. And with Assassins and Templar Den, this cause a war that never ends in the game. The features are also slightly different. You can choose primary and secondary weapon to use them without wasting time. It also has variety of new combat techniques and slow motion camera. What makes a disappointment is that the Animus Virtual Training program has changed into a worse way. The training only allow you to play with specific requirements, unlike in AC Brotherhood that has lesser limitations. And there's no horse riding available in the game. It's worth if you are very interested with the story. But it would be better if you learn something in it, either changing to a better mind or combat.
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  55. Jan 28, 2012
    8
    The game is great ! great to play . Real nice addition to the assassins series ! just didn't like that they make such a good game n end it so fast , i mean the game is very small . with all the features n game play gamer's would love to play more ! Also the end isn't so mind boggling or doesn't leave us amazed or confused like the last games assassins creed 2 and brotherhood ,So that aThe game is great ! great to play . Real nice addition to the assassins series ! just didn't like that they make such a good game n end it so fast , i mean the game is very small . with all the features n game play gamer's would love to play more ! Also the end isn't so mind boggling or doesn't leave us amazed or confused like the last games assassins creed 2 and brotherhood ,So that a minor issue . But its features and game play and story and Desmond being trapped in animus , trying to remember his past , Ezio getting to know the main event's happened in Altair's life , all this just overcomes the small issues making it a Fabulous game !!!. Expand
  56. Jan 28, 2012
    10
    Brilliant story based on real life and history - best franchise ive ever played!!!! the only people who think it is repetitive is those who don't understand the story - you would have to play all the other previous games in the franchise to understand it though
  57. Jan 17, 2012
    8
    Assassin's Creed Revelation was a worthy improvement in the Assassin's creed series when compare to the next to none improvement of Brotherhood from 2. The game's improve graphics was welcoming since the series was long overdue for a face lift visually wise. The hook blade made traveling faster and more fluent and I felt the developers actually put more time into this game thanAssassin's Creed Revelation was a worthy improvement in the Assassin's creed series when compare to the next to none improvement of Brotherhood from 2. The game's improve graphics was welcoming since the series was long overdue for a face lift visually wise. The hook blade made traveling faster and more fluent and I felt the developers actually put more time into this game than Brotherhood. The improve look of the NPC's was welcoming as they no longer make Ezio stick out like a sore thumb since he's no longer the one with flashy robes. Negatively, the game-play was pretty much the same. The new wheel design for changing weapons was confusing at first but manageable once you get the hang of it. For me, this game was the most realistic in believablity since the first Assassin's game. And had the best story since Assassin's Creed 2. It rap up the stories from the last three games nicely and set the stage for the next installment. Expand
  58. 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
  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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.
  62. 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
  63. Jan 2, 2012
    8
    Although this game proves to look almost the same as Brotherhood, new gadgets and companions help structure this game preform an acceptable conclusion to one of Ubisoft's most successful gaming franchises
  64. 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.
  65. 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
  66. Dec 29, 2011
    9
    Having played all Ac games I think AC1 was the Most boring one. This finale provided a good closure to both altair and Ezio. The story flowed quite well and the small missions were fun to play. Ezio as a character also grew richer through his throughts being expressed by the letter writing. Overall it was a great game to play!
  67. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    An amazing game, it captivated me more than any of the other AC games, fun in every aspect and they even included a fun castle defense mode, living through Altair's last memory's is extremely depressing and its an amazing send off for the legendary Assassins, i don't understand the negativity this game gets, the hookblade made traveling that much more fun and the multiplayer was more crispAn amazing game, it captivated me more than any of the other AC games, fun in every aspect and they even included a fun castle defense mode, living through Altair's last memory's is extremely depressing and its an amazing send off for the legendary Assassins, i don't understand the negativity this game gets, the hookblade made traveling that much more fun and the multiplayer was more crisp as well. Expand
  68. Dec 26, 2011
    8
    I wish the assassinations were as violent and bloody as the regular hand to hand combat is. It awsome when you're fighting 5 guards and you impale one of them then turn around and slice another ones head open then immediatly kick another guys leg then stab him in the back while he's down. But when you assassinate someone you gently stick a knife in his back then after 3 seconds he fallsI wish the assassinations were as violent and bloody as the regular hand to hand combat is. It awsome when you're fighting 5 guards and you impale one of them then turn around and slice another ones head open then immediatly kick another guys leg then stab him in the back while he's down. But when you assassinate someone you gently stick a knife in his back then after 3 seconds he falls over. It's lame. Other than lame assassinations combat is fun. And I actualy like the tower defence thing. The story doesn't make any sence though. I think the whole assassins creed series would be better off with just a story about an assassin from medieval times, instead of this time travel (or whatever) **** they have going on. Asside from the story and lame assassinations it's a great game. Expand
  69. Dec 23, 2011
    8
    cool game, the fighting is amazing and the combo's are sick and better than ac; brotherhood.
    But I liked Rome way more than Constantinople, because in constantinople, you only have narrow alleyways, and because of that, you can't ride horses like in ac: brotherhood.
  70. Dec 18, 2011
    8
    An unnecessary sequel but still very good. The single player is probably the shortest out of all of the Assassin's Creed games. The game doesn't do much for story and the ending probably brings up more questions than answers. Most of the story told through out this game probably would've been better off being in Assassin's Creed 3. It just tries to tie up some loose ends. There is also aAn unnecessary sequel but still very good. The single player is probably the shortest out of all of the Assassin's Creed games. The game doesn't do much for story and the ending probably brings up more questions than answers. Most of the story told through out this game probably would've been better off being in Assassin's Creed 3. It just tries to tie up some loose ends. There is also a new mission called "Den Defense" which is a mediocre Tower Defense mini-game. The multiplayer is mostly the same except for a few tweaks, new maps, characters, and abilities. Great game overall but I'd probably take Assassin's Creed 2 or Brotherhood over this. My biggest complaint would be that Ubisoft said that Brotherhood would be the last game with Ezio being the assassin you play as. 2nd biggest complaint would be that you need an online pass to access multiplayer. This is just a bad way to get people to buy new instead of used. Don't get greedy Ubisoft. Expand
  71. Dec 17, 2011
    8
    Nothing new here, but still a great game for AC fans. The new Desmond's sequences are not really interesting, tough I found the den defense mode to be fun. The story is not that great, AC1 and AC2 story was way better. The campaign is relatively. Overall this feel like a AC brotherhood DLC. The multiplayer has been quite improved.
  72. 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
  73. Dec 8, 2011
    8
    Assassins creed revelations is a good series finale that wraps up the plot lines or time lines of ezio or enzio auditore and Altair. some reviews have said the new castle sub game doesnt fit in but it never really interrupts the story main quest and can be played or ignored as can the assassins missions but playing these adds to the overall experience and even opens up some good sideAssassins creed revelations is a good series finale that wraps up the plot lines or time lines of ezio or enzio auditore and Altair. some reviews have said the new castle sub game doesnt fit in but it never really interrupts the story main quest and can be played or ignored as can the assassins missions but playing these adds to the overall experience and even opens up some good side missions.

    This years multiplayer has been improved greatly and you can get into a match within minutes. the online for the most part runs problem free and there are plenty of upgrades ways to play and customisation of youre characters. mp even includes more story cutscenes when you reach specific ranks. and files that add to the background story. setting the scene for next falls 12/12/12 desmonds timeline finale/beginning. 8.5 out of 10 as the mp is very good.
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  74. 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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  75. 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
  76. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    Assassin's Creed is one of those series that has it's faults and can both make you frustrated and happy over killing 20 guards without loosing a sigle point of health. If you have nothing to do for a 7 - 30 days then you should pick up this game because you'll be kept busy trying to buy everything in the game, upgrade your armour, etc. And even though I've nearly screamed at the screen inAssassin's Creed is one of those series that has it's faults and can both make you frustrated and happy over killing 20 guards without loosing a sigle point of health. If you have nothing to do for a 7 - 30 days then you should pick up this game because you'll be kept busy trying to buy everything in the game, upgrade your armour, etc. And even though I've nearly screamed at the screen in annoyance I'll never be able to put the controller down. The major faults in this game is the controls, they feel a bit stiff and unforgiving and that in a game where you need to be able to make sure every single jump is on the spot right is unacceptable. The camera and analog stick aren't really the best when combined. Not to mention when the camera is put in a cinematic view when you're climbing in a cave or something. So when you're directing the analog stick upwards and when you make that jump you just slightly tilt it to the right and you jump away from the wall to your death, these are the moments that really ruin the game, especially when they ruin your 100% mission success or get you spotted. But even though this game is annoying it still is a game you're not gonna put down until you've nearly got a platinum. I think giving this game an 8 is fair but I'm not really sure, I think 7,5 would be a more correct score. If you liked previous Assassin's Creed games then you won't be disappointed in this game, but there are still more games out there that you should rather buy if you just LIKE the game. If you want to know what happened to Desmond, Ezio and everything in the AC universe, you're gonna love the heck out of this game. Just make sure you tell your self when you're really getting pissed off that at the end of the game you'll be totally untouchable. Expand
  77. 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
  78. 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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  79. 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
  80. 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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  81. 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!
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    I was fairly satisfied with the game. There were some pros and cons like any other game though. Most of the little parts and changes in the game is what made its value go down. The preorder collectors set was ok, but it would have been better if you got the Ezio action figure with the flying machine to top it off and if you got the soundtrack with the game. I found it to be in a wayI was fairly satisfied with the game. There were some pros and cons like any other game though. Most of the little parts and changes in the game is what made its value go down. The preorder collectors set was ok, but it would have been better if you got the Ezio action figure with the flying machine to top it off and if you got the soundtrack with the game. I found it to be in a way moronic when I saw that the first Assassin's Creed was in the disc of Revelations. I thought to myself you must be getting a lot of turn downs from the first game so you try to lure people into the franchise by having them to buy two games for the price of one in one disc so you can get more people in the franchise. That is my opinion about that though.
    Now for the game. The storyline was really great. It took me around the same time or longer to complete it like the other games with side missions and the challenges (7 to 10 days near consistently). Some little things I was, however, dissappointed in and that I noticed in the game were different 3D effects making people in the game look completely different, different voices for some characters, terrible progression of better looking armor. Only one was great and if you played it I think you might know which it was and agree with me. Another part in the game that was not much was answered with Desmond's story. Though Ezio's story was finished and ended greatly and you see some side missions with completing questions about Altair with his love Maria and his sons and how Altair dispersed the assassin order. Those are answered, but if you are looking for answers about the gods (not many answers) or Desmond then you don't get too many. The main Cons of the game were Low quality imaging of Desmond, Ezio's armor, different voices for some characters, not enough of Desmond in modern time, Den Defense is not that great (More pointless than anything), prefer double blade look but hookblade abilities, needing more secret locations, Mediterranean Defense where it needed to be complete with one city when reached 100% to work on other cities to achieve it like a completion side mission, too many different weapons in the sense of category where it got dull after a while, not an open space free roam on the map like in Brotherhood where the outskirts were, not enough Treasure Chests to give more time to the game to find them and get them, highly varying in money capacity in the chests (keep fixed rate for a certain region difficulty), not machines to try out like in AC2 or ACB (bring back the flying machine), and no virtual training with completions.
    The main Pros were great storyline and side missions, took good ammount of time, answers to the dispersion of the assassin order and time gap of Altair and Ezio, new combat kill moves (It was the best part of the game and whoever thought of them and made them should get fat Christmas bonuses.), great landscaping of the area, and great free roam.
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  85. 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.
  86. 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
  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. 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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  94. 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
  95. 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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  96. 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
  97. 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.
  98. 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
  99. 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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  100. 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
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. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    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.