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  • Summary: 1868 London. The Industrial Revolution. An age of invention and wealth, built on the backs of the working class. As gangster killer Jacob Frye, you recruit a gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to reclaim London in an adventure filled with1868 London. The Industrial Revolution. An age of invention and wealth, built on the backs of the working class. As gangster killer Jacob Frye, you recruit a gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to reclaim London in an adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat. With Jacob as the leader, players can establish UK's fiercest gang, the only force that can challenge the elite and defeat rival gangs to bring freedom to the oppressed folks. Enemy strongholds can be infiltrated by using an arsenal to dominate London’s underworld. From robbing trains to rescuing child workers, players will do everything they can to bring justice to London’s lawless streets. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 86
  2. Negative: 2 out of 86
  1. Oct 28, 2015
    91
    Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a fantastic game. Let me repeat that: It’s a fantastic game. The lingering control issues (and even these are minimized) and some minor pacing issues as a result of the two-protagonist approach can’t taint this gargantuan project.
  2. Oct 22, 2015
    90
    A triumphant return to form for a franchise, and presents a beautifully structured tale with heart and soul to spare.
  3. Oct 28, 2015
    85
    The game's high production values were a bit diminished by the series' longstanding fallacies, such as random lag and instances of poor texturing, but London remains a gorgeous place to visit.
  4. Oct 22, 2015
    80
    The Assassin's saga is starting to feel a bit tired when it comes to structure and gameplay, but Syndicate does pretty much everything that Unity tried to do better (well, except for the multiplayer, completely taken out of the game), and grabs the player's attention with great characters and finally a decent storyline. Also, the virtual London is splendid, but you expected that, right?
  5. Oct 22, 2015
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Oct 22, 2015
    71
    Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gets more right than it gets wrong, but in trying to amend some of the sins of the series, it exacerbates the issues instead of offering a cure. Despite that rather lengthy list of cons at the bottom of my review, one thing’s for sure: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is still a hell of a lot of fun.
  7. Oct 22, 2015
    40
    Syndicate is a massive shame. Ubisoft’s yearly development cycle is really beginning to leave its mark on the series. Assassin’s Creed has been good. It is a series that can be great, but unfortunately Syndicate is a misstep. For a series concerned with making its players historical tourists, it is ironic that it is so stuck in the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 287
  1. Nov 19, 2015
    10
    All improvements are known so take it to ratings

    Story-9/10(intensity) Characters-10/10 Enemy/Combat A.I-10/10
    All improvements are known so take it to ratings

    Story-9/10(intensity) Characters-10/10 Enemy/Combat A.I-10/10 Mechanism-10/10
    New wepons-10/10 ease of access-10/10 Overall- 10/10 but you people need more so 9.0/10
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  2. Oct 25, 2015
    10
    Simply a great improvement from Unity with better combat system, great story, lovely & funny characters, stunning graphics, nice skills systemSimply a great improvement from Unity with better combat system, great story, lovely & funny characters, stunning graphics, nice skills system unlock.... oh & it plays smoothly!!!!! Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    Massive, Massive improvement over that crapfest that was Unity. The characters are well written, familiar gameplay mechanics such as theMassive, Massive improvement over that crapfest that was Unity. The characters are well written, familiar gameplay mechanics such as the whistling and being able to pick up bodies is back, the story has clever links to the story of the other AC games, the modern day is better and actually goes somewhere (albeit the ending is absolute wank) and the side missions are implemented well into the goal of the main story. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2016
    8
    Muy mejorado en comparación con los demas.
    Centrado en el modo historia y eso hace que no tenga multijugador que a nivel objetivo es bastante
    Muy mejorado en comparación con los demas.
    Centrado en el modo historia y eso hace que no tenga multijugador que a nivel objetivo es bastante nefasto un modo multijugador en la saga assassins creed.
    Historia mas larga que las demas entregas y bastante buena
    Con la posibilidad de elegir jugar entre dos jugadores.
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  5. Oct 25, 2015
    7
    Fundamentally this is a much better game than unity was on ps4. Not as good as black flag or AC2 but still good. The story feels better putFundamentally this is a much better game than unity was on ps4. Not as good as black flag or AC2 but still good. The story feels better put together and more cohesive while the characters are actually kind of likable. Though jacob does grind on me a tad. The world is huge as as always and full of things to do, but doesnt feel as overwhelmind as Unity did. Music is also a huge win, some beautiful scores most notably when you are atop a vantage point. At one of them i sat purched for good fee minutes so i could listen to it all.

    Graphically is is not bad, it lacks some of the vidual flare that unjty had bht overall I'd say it is good. Rain effects feel a bit phoned in, but the world is full of life and the day / night cycle is a welcome return.

    On the negative side - glitches are still present, mostly in the form of clipping and textures not loading in quickly enough. I had a in engine cut scene play where a character clipped through horse whi,e she was talking and had no mouth movements, another time on another in engine cut scene both evie and jacob did not render but all of their equipment did. Another time most game breakingly of them all, an entire train didnt load in when at a train station - i wws promptly run over and killed. Other annoyances stem from terrible frame rates at times, mostly in the train and an odd and infuriating bug where i am unable to walk through the second carriage because npcs are in the way, making me drunkenyl stager out onto the roof and leap over to the last carriage. Anoying. Finally, the rooe launcher is great when it work, however a good 30-40% of the time it can never seem to find a point to lock onto despite me staring right at one like someone in lust over a ledge on a building. Frustrating.

    Plaonly this is a better game, yet i can't help but feel AC really needs a year off to rejouvinate.
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  6. Jan 24, 2016
    7
    Quite a good game, but there some thing that make me dissapointed

    > CANT JUMP in OPEN WORLD game. I mean, yes, You cant just stay and than
    Quite a good game, but there some thing that make me dissapointed

    > CANT JUMP in OPEN WORLD game.
    I mean, yes, You cant just stay and than jump.
    Please Ubisoft (SHIFT + SPACE = JUMP) - this is the formula which was used in all AC. we need it back.
    > no real gameplay difference between protagonists.
    > fightind system that depends on combos feels really weird for the game about KILLERS who make their way to a target and kill it with 1 stab, you know?
    > cartoon drama
    "evil women and men scold children, unloading coal -> good girl kills everyone on the eyes of the children -> everyone happy"
    > 2 Almost interesting character. 8 and 9 of the Templars. Still have not been fully disclosed. And that thing with Rot and children in building...He just wanted to destroy Starrik's TNT, killing children was not his aim.
    > The game is fueled with the spirit of adventure, but it is always killed by feigned drama and pathos of certain situations.
    > Lvl. system feels really bad in AC. "this HALF A METER LONG KNIFE do no dmg to target, but this HALF A METER LONG KNIFE with MORE BEAUTIFUL HANDLE kill it with 2-3 stabs.
    > Wonna my hood back. I mean it is quite a fine idea of putting on hood while stealthmod, but i want ability to choose when I wonna wear it. So why dont you make a "press C to stealthmod"
    "press and hold C to put on hood"
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  7. May 27, 2016
    0
    Nothing new in graphics, repetitive and annoying sound (I had to mute it when no dialogs) It is the worst story of all Assassin's Creed. LikeNothing new in graphics, repetitive and annoying sound (I had to mute it when no dialogs) It is the worst story of all Assassin's Creed. Like in previous Assassin's Creed released last year: bugs and more bugs.
    If you get it for free, then it worth the price.
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