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  • Summary: The first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming theThe first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming the role of the main character Altair, have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this pivotal moment in history. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
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  1. 95
    The game looks better than ever on the PC and plays like a dream too. However if you already have the game you wont find anything totally new other than the odd side-mission.
  2. Assassin's Creed on the PC has left a lasting impression more profound than its console counterparts.
  3. Great PC conversion of a somewhat flawed game. It just feels that the actual gameplay elements got sidelined while developing all the technology used to realize the the impressive cities, the crowds and the great character animation.
  4. The AI can be forgiven because it has its occasional brilliant moments; the mission design is in worse straits, being entirely predictable, but if nothing else it gives an excuse to tour the Holy Lands, ambush a few more enemies, and clamber up a few more minarets.
  5. Assassin's Creed should certainly be played by anyone who's got a PC capable of getting the most out of the game's superb visuals, but don't expect to be playing something that will go down in history as one of the greatest games of all time. It's ambitious and succeeds more than it fails.
  6. The story isn't brilliant, but definitely interesting enough to make you play on. But don't forget, you'll also need a powerful PC to run the game smoothly with all the visuals maxed.
  7. Waiting six months for what amounts to some minor tech tweaks and four additional mini-games certainly hasn't changed my mind.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 183
  2. Negative: 26 out of 183
  1. OakleyP
    Dec 12, 2009
    10
    Best game I have ever played on the PC. If you like any kind of Assassin or stealth games, this is for you!
  2. LisaF.
    Apr 26, 2008
    10
    More bang for the buck. If you waited to play this gem you really should pick up the director's cut right now. It's got more More bang for the buck. If you waited to play this gem you really should pick up the director's cut right now. It's got more missions and costs less than the console versions of the game, a nice gift to us PC users who had to wait longer to see the game released. Expand
  3. Bryon
    Jul 19, 2008
    9
    A word about the controls for PC... If you have a 5-button mouse, it makes controlling this game a LOT easier and more fun. I have played it A word about the controls for PC... If you have a 5-button mouse, it makes controlling this game a LOT easier and more fun. I have played it on 360 and was wondering how it would be to play it on PC. Thankfully, you can use a 5-button mouse with this game, and it is so much better than with a 360 controller! This game has amazing graphics. It looks awesome on my monitor. Much better than on my standard def TV. I can't wait for Assassin's Creed 2! Expand
  4. Nathan
    Apr 11, 2009
    8
    this blew my mind when I first saw the detail and graphics, quests are fun, though a bit repetitive, and I love just beating the shit out ofthis blew my mind when I first saw the detail and graphics, quests are fun, though a bit repetitive, and I love just beating the shit out of the solders in super HD style.
    The only cons I have BOUT THIS game is that when you stab someone it doesn't look very realistic, but that's a tiny con compared to this games massive quantity of pros.
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  5. Mar 5, 2018
    7
    (74/100)
    It's the one that started it all but it's certainly not perfect. Story is repetitive, gameplay sometimes rough but overall a pretty
    (74/100)
    It's the one that started it all but it's certainly not perfect. Story is repetitive, gameplay sometimes rough but overall a pretty decent game.
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  6. Apr 15, 2013
    6
    The game was greatly advertised but with poor creativity. With very repetitive side and main quests. Really hope the others are better. It wasThe game was greatly advertised but with poor creativity. With very repetitive side and main quests. Really hope the others are better. It was good at the beginning and at the end, despite that, what motivated me to continue playing was the curiosity to play the sequels and due to its nice graphics. Expand
  7. BrianP
    Nov 21, 2008
    0
    Worst Game Ever. Okay first off, after playing Prince Of Persia The Two Thrones i was Pumped for this game Assassin's Creed. Why? Worst Game Ever. Okay first off, after playing Prince Of Persia The Two Thrones i was Pumped for this game Assassin's Creed. Why? Because the producers of the games are Same---Ubisoft. Prince Of Persia was an Epic Series and it is considered by many as the Best Action Adventure on the PC. So there, i bought the ORIGINAL DVD for Assassin's Creed Confident of the fact that it will be like Prince Of Persia and won't disappoint. Okay first off, the starting was very confusing and my friends near me Puked and ran away. But i wasn't gonna let this slip so easily. Being next-gen i knew Ubisoft were trying something different. After the first three assassinations i was FLAT. Yes i believed i had played the Best Game Ever. After the third however, things started to get a little repetitive and a lot till the 9th assassination. There are only three cities. Same Beggars and retards everywhere make the game so depressing. Also since this is the PC version the Side Missions are so Painfully Horrible. Two advantages you get playing this game is that it is Open World and it has the Best Graphics Ever by any Ubisoft Game. The ending for this game was pathetic and i was so disappointed that i felt like Tearing my Hair apart. I had wasted 50$s on this piece of SHIT. All in all, if you like Realism do play this game. But if you are a God Of War or a Prince Of Persia fan or a Fan of Fantasy games don't ever try this game. Prince Of Persia may be low in sales but it is a MUCH BETTER game than this Crappy Prince Of Persia Rip Off. If there is an Assassin's Creed 2, they better make it absolutely ZERO Repetitive and with no Side Quests then only i will rate it above or even in the league of Prince Of Persia or God Of War. Expand

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