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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 310
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    Assassin's Creed Origins is one of the best game I've played this year with Breath of the Wild. Certainly one of the best from the saga ! IAssassin's Creed Origins is one of the best game I've played this year with Breath of the Wild. Certainly one of the best from the saga ! I play it on PC with a 970 GTX and I have no issues. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2017
    10
    This game, simply put, is absolutely incredible. The story-line is rich and rewarding. Each side quest (there are many) on the map is uniqueThis game, simply put, is absolutely incredible. The story-line is rich and rewarding. Each side quest (there are many) on the map is unique and almost a mini mission in themselves. The ENORMOUS map is incredibly intricate both graphically and aesthetically and makes this an amazing world to explore (think Black Flag and its sea scale but all land). The weapon rarities give incentive to exploration. WItcher 3-style side missions are also a welcome change. The combat in this game is the best in the series and more realistic. On hard difficulty, the AI is actually somewhat formidable and creates formidable challenges. Finally, in my opinion, the main character, Bayek challenges Ezio as one of the best assassins in the series. His inner drive for revenge and justice for Egypt makes his character deep and makes room for development over the course of the game.

    This to me is the best overall AC game in the entire series.
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  3. 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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  4. Nov 20, 2018
    8
    Assassin's Creed Origin is a fantastic game, it's a great and rich open-world experience like I have not seen in awhile.
    Honestly this really
    Assassin's Creed Origin is a fantastic game, it's a great and rich open-world experience like I have not seen in awhile.
    Honestly this really is one of my favourite games of the genre already, and without a doubt, the best of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

    Visually it’s fantastic, with superb graphics, so perfect that even in the most deserted areas it is visually stunning and full of details. And details were not spared and everything seems unique. In these great open world games it is very common to reuse resources, but here everything seems different. all cities have their unique architectural elements all the caves, dungeons and fortresses are different even taking into account all the normal similarities.

    The main quest it is interesting and emotional. And it's huge… when you think you're ending you still have more and more. The secondary quests are very varied, having numerous small interesting stories that help in the immersion of the historical period and the construction and energy of the world.

    Overall it's a fantastic experience which can last more than 80 hours, easily. A must have to any fan of Assassin's Creed franchise and any Action-RPG fan.
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  5. Nov 19, 2017
    6
    I've enjoyed the AC series, iteration I - IV (black flag) and the main attraction of it was that it continued the stealth gameplay that theI've enjoyed the AC series, iteration I - IV (black flag) and the main attraction of it was that it continued the stealth gameplay that the *original* Splinter cell game established, but which the latter series for some reason abandoned in its sequels. AC Origins however does away with the stealth focus, and a number of other things which made the previous titles fun to play. To me the game was a major disappointment. Where the former four installments had interesting stories to tell, characters you had some emotional attachment to, skills that manifested naturally as part of the story, Origins has none of that.

    In Origins you are a clumsy social worker with "sword", who flails unsuccessfully his weapon unless you continuously spend hours doing tedious busy-work to get a [experience] counter to increase. This means the game *forces* you to do tedious and repetitive busy-work even if all you want is to play the main story-line.

    Gameplay:
    The above paragraph says it all. The gameplay has regressed on all fronts except graphics and map size. Where the previous titles allowed you to focus on *what* you wanted to do, Origins have you constantly focus on *how*. This may appeal to some players, but it did not to me. The witcher struck a fine balance between player agency during combat and still being "an awesome hero". Origins has rougher control and response which makes fights imprecise and a bit of a crap shoot. This wouldn't have been so bad if the game didn't at the same time do away with most of the stealth which has been the hallmark of the franchise. In this combat oriented title these rough controls really got on my nerves.

    Protagonist:
    The main character is as wooden and uninteresting as a twig. Easily the least interesting character in the entire AC franchise so far. He has a wife however which has a lot more personality, seems involved in a much more interesting setting and plots. For example being an instrument to Cleopatra taking power, and when playing the game I felt that it would have been much better to have *her* cast as the lead.

    Story:
    It doesn't matter since most aspects of the game seems so detached from it. No interesting developments happening related to it, only a few lackluster recall cut-scenes which have no bearing on the progression of the game. It's a classic revenge setting. A family member got killed and off you go into the world.

    Side quests:
    The accomplishment of providing interesting and engaging side quests which the witcher game brought about two years ago has clearly been noted by Ubisoft. In Origins the company tried to tackle their number one complaint across their titles; forcing people through tedious fetch-quests. Unfortunately they did not study the inspirational title hard enough. Ubi observed some of the ingredients which made witcher side quests appreciated by the public, but failed entirely at putting those ingredients together, into something which resulted in entertainment. Instead what Origins offers side-quest-wise are still the same boring fetch-quests that have plagued the company's titles for years. The only difference to previous games is that this time they have you follow (literally run / ride behind) some uninteresting NPC, that you'll never meet again, for minutes, listening to pointless conversation, and *then* applies their old formula; pick up an item/kill a person or animal. There's absolutely no connection to the story, making these exercises entirely mind-numbingly boring and pointless.

    Technical:
    Ran OK on a Windows 7 machine with Intel i7 4770 CPU, 32GB RAM and GTX 1080 with frame rates between 40-60 FPS. No crashes that I can recall.

    Conclusion:
    This is the first AC game which I will not complete. I've invested 40 hours into it and can stand it no more.
    When I feel like playing a stealth game right now, I see two titles on my desktop. Wolfenstein NC and Origins. Wolfenstein gives me more satisfying stealth game play, controls, interesting characters and a better story. So if you're looking for some satisfying sneak-killing, then Origins is probably not for you.

    The following excellent review echoes my own feelings about the game nearly perfectly. Particularly observations 20-4 in the article's descending order. Chagrins 4-1 I did not agree with or did not suffer:
    https://www.thegamer.com/the-worst-things-about-assassins-creed-origins/
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  6. Sep 24, 2019
    4
    The gameplay loop is kind of fun, though it's awfully superficial and repetitive. There's too much on the map, including totally unnecessaryThe gameplay loop is kind of fun, though it's awfully superficial and repetitive. There's too much on the map, including totally unnecessary repeatable quests. The mediocre gameplay systems might be enough to carry a great story, but the story is the worst aspect of the game. It's incomprehensible, the dialogue is generally awful, and I don't care in the slightest about what's going on. It's a shame because there is a lot of inherent mystery and adventure in the setting of ancient Egypt, but it's not taken advantage of in the slightest. It feels like a generic revenge story that could be told in any setting and in any era. Expand
  7. Mar 31, 2018
    0
    I'm computer literate and this game wont let me play. Steam won't refund me because if you leave yourself logged into UPlay it tallies up yourI'm computer literate and this game wont let me play. Steam won't refund me because if you leave yourself logged into UPlay it tallies up your play hours! This is insanity. I've been a gamer for 20 years and have never been scammed by a major company like this. Expand

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