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  • Summary: Set in mysterious Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. And discover the origin story ofSet in mysterious Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. And discover the origin story of the Assassin's Brotherhood. [Ubisoft] Expand

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Oct 27, 2017
    100
    Assassin’s Creed Origins manages to live up to the expectation that the preview event gave me. I dubbed it “near perfect” after that event, and the final product does not disappoint. A few pacing issues late in the story caused things to drag a little bit, and the loot system doesn’t remain intriguing after the first few hours, but finding a complaint beyond that is difficult. You can nitpick some of the graphical hiccups or complain about repetitive side quests, but even those manage to stay fun and interesting with all of the different styles of play. On a day with two other heavy hitting AAA games and an amazing TV show releasing simultaneously, your time and money are going to be precious commodities. With Game of the Year talks coming up, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a serious contender for the title in my book.
  2. Nov 9, 2017
    90
    For those of you who were suffering from franchise fatigue, Assassin’s Creed Origins should cure your ailment. Ubisoft’s increased development time for the game brought a gigantic open-world full of stories, exciting battles, and a loot system that have you exploring for dozens of hours.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 30, 2017
    90
    Ubisoft Montreal managed to make Egypt not only beautiful, but extremely atmospheric. When you’re admiring the city and a mounted patrol rushes past you, you always get that urge to step aside to avoid getting trampled, even though you know you can eviscerate them all in a blink of an eye. [Issue#225, p.32]
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    85
    Assassin's Creed: Origins marks a new beginning for the series as this open-world prequel successfully merges the old and new. While not perfect, the result is still a deeply satisfying Egyptian playground that will revitalize your love for a series that was starting to fall by the wayside.
  5. Nov 1, 2017
    84
    Naturally, once you've beaten the main quests you can continue exploring the world, and the biggest compliment I can give Origins is that I'd much rather be playing it than writing about it. It's a got a dazzling and beautiful setting, lots of enjoyable systems for mischief and mayhem, and has just the right amount of diversions and distractions to keep you busy without ever feeling like busywork. The extra year Ubisoft took with Origins didn't result in a completely new and novel experience, but it did provide one of the best games in the Assassin's Creed series.
  6. Jan 2, 2018
    80
    This killer holiday in Egypt is definitely no boring. On the contrary, it is a pleasant excursion to the times, when the sphinx had a nose, and mysterious killers did not call themselves assassins. You cannot find a nicer version of an Ancient Egypt in any other game, and up to it it’s entertaining. A modest family story affects the whole empire at the end, and you will forgive a handful of bugs to its charismatic heroes, as well as the fact, that you have played the same pattern so many times, just in another scenery.
  7. Nov 3, 2017
    40
    Why not think of Assassin’s Creed: Origins as a lovely and chill sightseer sim? It only took about forty hours of game tax to get here, but you’ve earned it.

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  1. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Played for a couple hours I have no issues at all, everything runs smooth for me and the game has not crashed.

    My Rig CPU: AMD FX-8350
    Played for a couple hours I have no issues at all, everything runs smooth for me and the game has not crashed.

    My Rig
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Clocked 4.2Ghz 8 Core
    RAM: 12GB Ram
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI SC 4GB GDDR5
    SSD Drive OS + Hybrid Secondary Drives For Installed Games

    Visuals are amazing using the autoconfigured preset which was high for everything getting 50-65 FPS on high settings even during combat. Using Uplay client to play the game not steam version. Uplay client built games just run better on Uplay and steam users always complain about more bugs on the steam version.

    I love that you get flashback missions not just cutscenes when something big happens like killing a high-rank enemy, giving you a backstory to the point of why your taking down this high rank masked one etc. the map is quite big bigger than any AC universe and if you wanna 100% this game then it will take you some time.

    Struggling a little with combat I'm so used to countering then killing like all the other AC games if you think the combat is simple compared to the other games your in for a little surprise!

    YES! there is a Helix credit system, so for people who don't have time to grind can buy in-game currency to spend and some weapons can be unlocked via Uplay credits which are free to earn via your Uplay account anyway. I personally don't buy in-game content at all and only believe that if micro-transactions are on multiplayer games it is unfair.... for single player games the only things you buy with your real money for in-game currency..... if you even want to buy them only affects your personal experience for campaign, not like GTA Online, Battlefield, Battlefront 1 & 2 Loot Packs etc etc so for single player content i don't mind but I personally don't buy content from any game I play!

    Apart from that 10/10 definately an upgrade for syndicate and the bugged monster Unity!

    Would recommend.
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  2. Apr 5, 2018
    10
    After years of stagnation, Assassin's Creed: Origins set out to re-invent the series. But she tries to do it carefully, without anyAfter years of stagnation, Assassin's Creed: Origins set out to re-invent the series. But she tries to do it carefully, without any revolutions: leaving her best elements, and the worst ones replacing them with popular and actual mechanics. It seems that this approach works. I have been scolding Assassin's Creed for many years. The series did not develop gameplay and from year to year annoyed with the same elements. But there was always one thing that justifies the existence of Assassin's Creed, no matter what stagnation the franchise might be - the elaboration of the setting. The game could be a bad stealth, a bad slasher, a bad historical fanfic, but it was always an ideal way to study the era. The Great French Revolution, the Third Crusade, the Renaissance - every time line in the series was worked out in the most detail. Assassin's Creed immerses in the era, acquaints with its figures, demonstrates all the sights from all sides and gives, albeit with fantastic digressions, to participate in the most important of its events. It's one thing to flip through books and watch movies, the other is to be there. Assassin's Creed: Origins enchants with the scorching Egyptian sun, majestic pyramids and oases, lost deserts, animal world and everyday life of people from such a distant mysterious era. Mysterious, but in some way native. In Russia, the history of ancient Egypt has traditionally been given a lot of time in the school curriculum (I do not know why), so this whole topic with pharaohs and the secrets of the pyramids responds with nostalgic feelings. And this is after a superficial acquaintance: I still have to go around the whole of Egypt and get to know Cleopatra - my impressions will certainly be more than complete. But the world would be good not only to examine, but also to explore, right? Origins originally swung to the RPG-genre. His elements in the series were present before, but what they showed us and told the developers about the new part was like the Witcher at all. In fact, it is. Locations monstrously huge, but carefully worked out. With one caveat - kilometers between deserts and cliffs stretched between detailed sites. It seems I'm beginning to understand why the developers chose the ancient Egyptian setting ... In general, you feel the trick, but it looks logical, and therefore does not annoy. Especially "empty" kilometers can be quickly and conveniently overcome on horseback and camels. Here, by the way, they added a witch-like system of the autopilot: he indicated the point on the map, pressed the button, and the riding animal himself rushes you where necessary. It's terribly convenient, I must say, although you feel like a complete lazy person. But as far as the content content of all these beauties is concerned, there is nothing to complain about. There are very, very many sidelines: the map is literally full of question marks ("interesting places"). But how much are they really interesting? Find in the treasure zone, kill the dangerous beast, kill the captain - and the like. There are a lot of options how to spend time, but you will not find anything new. Perhaps this will change later, but I strongly doubt it. However, more than about the RPG-elements and Egypt, we were told only about the combat system. Developers finally realized that a boevka based on counterattacks alone (when an icon appears on the enemy!) Is a bad idea for 2017. So we decided to add, suddenly, a bit of gameplay. The new system is quite simple: we fix ourselves on the enemy, defend ourselves with a shield, inflict quick blows for the damage, strong ones - to break through the defense, we periodically accumulate adrenaline and go pie-ins. It works quite well: weak enemies can be called, and with those that are fatter, the fights are reminiscent of For Honor. And the dynamics, and the general feeling of the character and weapons. Together with the change of swords, the boulevard-halberd, the mechanic is also changing. Different weapons are not just skins, everyone has his own physics. Here the game of the same "The Witcher" even works. Claims so far two: not always transparent hitboxes and the need to open parry as a skill in the process of pumping - this in mechanics should be immediately. It seems that the path chosen by the developers for the revival of Assassin's Creed is working. It harmoniously combines the classic elements of the series, and new mechanics, bringing it closer to the big RPG. This is clearly seen in the example of a directly role-based system - everything, it would seem, is elementary: we grow in levels, get skill points, buy new skills. But the tree of skills is interestingly intertwined, its three directions are connected non-linearly, they are not separated from each other by a "wall" - it adds depth. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    9
    The best Assassins. It looks very promising and very fresh. The story looks good and every detail is fantastic, even though the fight mode isThe best Assassins. It looks very promising and very fresh. The story looks good and every detail is fantastic, even though the fight mode is a bit rustic. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    8
    the best way to improve ac's gameplay. another story then the previous ones, although i think AC Brotherhood is better.
  5. Jan 23, 2019
    7
    i called it. 7/10 without even looking (well 6.7) i love the game to a great degree but i am here to warn players thinking of buying. so fari called it. 7/10 without even looking (well 6.7) i love the game to a great degree but i am here to warn players thinking of buying. so far pet peeves are: when the horse approaches any incline considered too steep it rears up and makes a false noise, by too steep i mean french people eat horses and french people made this game. so this this game is therefore horse stupid. also the game will forcibly turn your camera for cinematic hallucinations that occur in the main hunting zones. as you can imagine grinding to level 40 to play the entire game on nightmare mode first try with enemy auto level is becoming hell. (i do not even have the assassin blades yet, yes you have to find them) Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2017
    4
    I've been playing this game for 10 hours now and I say that I am not impressed. It's a gorgeous looking game, but it's only a facade. It's anI've been playing this game for 10 hours now and I say that I am not impressed. It's a gorgeous looking game, but it's only a facade. It's an empty shell of pointless fetch quests with really bad game mechanics. It's a big world and very beautiful to look at, but omg it's so boooring. The story is uninteresting and the main character is poorly written and the acting is really bad. For an outsider like me, I just don't understand the appeal of this game. Why so many fans like this crap? There are much better open world games with interesting characters, good gameplay and good stories. This is not it! I give it 4 points cause the world design is really something to admire and for the nice water effects. Thats it for me. I am out! Expand
  7. May 17, 2021
    0
    Абсолютно скучная и унылая история. Сюжет построен буквально на иди убей - выполни 5 дополнительных миссий так как тебе не хватает уровня наАбсолютно скучная и унылая история. Сюжет построен буквально на иди убей - выполни 5 дополнительных миссий так как тебе не хватает уровня на сюжетные задания - иди убей и т.д. Expand

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