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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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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    90
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate works like a charm on the PC. The game looks and feels great. There is lots of content available and those who love the franchise will love Syndicate. Syndicate is a very solid PC release and a must-have for any fan.
  2. Nov 26, 2015
    87
    Really fun, with an extraordinary atmosphere, to please the fans and engage new to the franchise, much more polished than Unity, Ubisoft moves on right direction again.
  3. Nov 25, 2015
    85
    Syndicate is not only a very interesting Assassin’s Creed experience, is also a polished sandbox and it has some interesting new gameplay features.
  4. Nov 25, 2015
    75
    Ubisoft did a much better job with Syndicate than with the PC version of Unity. The promise to keep a closer eye on quality control of future Assassin's Creed games has been mostly kept. Still, Syndicate on PC could benefit from additional code optimization. If you don't own a console and enjoy this universe you should be happy with this version.
  5. Nov 27, 2015
    75
    It’s a solid entry in a series that’s been far too prolific, and while Syndicate is good, it’s tough to be excited about it.
  6. Dec 23, 2015
    70
    The aging Assassin’s Creed franchise begs to be retooled and refreshed, and the paint-by-the-numbers Syndicate is yet more proof of that.
  7. Dec 8, 2015
    60
    In the end, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a far more competent entry than the much maligned Unity, but it does not entirely restore faith in the aging franchise.

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  2. Negative: 69 out of 196
  1. Nov 19, 2015
    10
    The game plays great on GTX 970 (Remember to turn off PCSS) enjoy stable 60fps
    Good gameplay
    Enjoying it so far looks beautiful Graphics
    The game plays great on GTX 970 (Remember to turn off PCSS) enjoy stable 60fps
    Good gameplay

    Enjoying it so far looks beautiful
    Graphics 10/10
    Gameplay 10/10
    Port Quality 10/10
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  2. Apr 5, 2018
    10
    After the global failure of Unity, which was scolded literally for everything, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate looks like an honest game: theAfter the global failure of Unity, which was scolded literally for everything, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate looks like an honest game: the developers in the trailers showed a real level of graphics, not their imaginations; the game could be tried on dozens of events organized by Ubisoft around the world; the game does not load with annoyed conversations about the honor and morals of both orders, does not reflect on the higher goals pursued by the Assassins and the Templars. In general, the authors have done everything possible to restore confidence in the series. And they did it. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a race in Victorian London. The British capital of the times of industrial revolution meets tirelessly milling factories, Big Ben, buzzing locomotives, food-barges roaming the Thames, social stratification and exploitation of child labor. While the elite of the society drinks elite tea from the elite service, wears a smeared mustache and dresses in fashionable costumes, London's dirty lanes are filled with homeless people begging alms in the corners and hellish factories where children work day and night. All areas of the city - from public transport to industry - are controlled by Hanglers, a group of Templars, organized by villain Crawford Starrick. The main characters of the game, the young twins-assassins Jacob and Ivi Fry (in the open world can freely switch between characters), go to London to put their order there and at the same time to find a piece of Eden. To cope with this duet of Fry will help their adventurism, youthful enthusiasm and sense of humor: brother and sister willingly exchange mockery, and this animates history. Jacob arrives in London and delves into the heart of the matter, boldly declares: "Why do not we set up our gang and attack the Villagers?" Having caught Ivy's dubious look (say, how do we do it, did we just come to London?), Jacob resolutely undertakes. As a result, Fry gathers his gang: meet the new players in the London showdown - Rooks. In Assassin's Creed: Syndicate much is done correctly. Here, for example, much better intertwined in the general narrative of historical personalities: Jacob will meet Charles Dickens, Karl Marx and other important personalities. Each has a whole story arc - it's not Assassin's Creed Unity for you, where Napoleon was given a pathetic one and a half cat-scene.

    The authors actively juggle with situations: here in one of the first scenes Syndicate cites an episode with a train from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - right up to camera angles; Here Ivy plays the right melody on the piano to open the secret entrance; in another scene, Jacob and Ivi participate in a shootout on the crews debuting in the series. In Syndicate, you can steal any city vehicle (hello, Grand Theft Auto!) And quickly drive it to the right place, and also ram the enemy transport carriages, in parallel sweeping the lampposts and trees.

    However, a more interesting innovation in the mechanics of Syndicate was the harpoon (yes, almost like the Dark Knight). Thanks to him you can quickly break away from the pursuers, instantly throwing himself at the top of the nearest building. It actively has to be used during a secret passage - the harpoon allows you to instantly change position and save time. Previously, you had to climb for a long time and run from one building to another, and now - once or twice, and you are already shooting the sentry on the next roof. And yes: in Assassin's Creed for once, a fascinating stealth appeared.
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  3. Jan 1, 2021
    9
    Took a page out of Batman Arkham series. Turned out for the better.

    After playing AC Unity, I had little hopes that AC will be any good in
    Took a page out of Batman Arkham series. Turned out for the better.

    After playing AC Unity, I had little hopes that AC will be any good in the new generation, but boy was I wrong. AC Syndicate overhauled the combat system. If you've ever played the Batman Arkham series, it's exactly like that. Fast paced, and reaction based. Compared to the slow clunky combat system in Unity, you actually feel like a skilled assassin that can kick ass. You weren't overpowered like in Black Flag, where you could take on like 10 people at a time. But you weren't a push over either, overwhelmed by merely 3 baddies, like in Unity.

    The hook shot is also another tool that was featured in the Arkham series. This tool makes it so much easier to traverse the city of London. You can zip across vast areas, horizontally or vertically. This does take away the need to climb a lot of things, but for such a large map, it's absolutely needed.

    I loved the characters in Syndicate. They were funny, interesting, and varied. Can't help but to chuckle at some of the back and forth dialogue between the Frye twins. The game also incorporates some very notable historical figures, like Darwin and Bell, in awesome ways.

    The infiltration missions allowed multiple routes and options, which was the only good thing they took from Unity. And the rest of the missions still felt unique enough that they didn't seem repetitive. Jack the Ripper was also one of the best DLC I've played. The fear mechanic was awesome.
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  4. Nov 19, 2015
    6
    Pros :
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    1. Beautiful visuals - Victorian London is really really well made. the lighting effects are superb -Yesterday , while
    Pros :
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    1. Beautiful visuals - Victorian London is really really well made. the lighting effects are superb -Yesterday , while playing - I remember I was in an ally - sunny weather , suddenly it started raining - the sun rays and rain dropping looked so beautiful in that ally - I just stood there for minutes .
    2. Rope launcher attachment is nice.
    3. You can cross Thames without getting your foot wet . :P

    Now Cons :
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    1. Though well made -Victorian London is (was) an utterly ugly ugly ugly city.
    2. Combat is really really unsatisfying . It's becoming more and more like batman style button mash combat (Which I absolutely hate) . For a couple of weeks I was playing old assassins creed games - And combat is so so so much better there - lot's of option to choose from . And since Combat is such a big part is assassins creed - the whole game feels boring and repetitive after a while.
    3. Lack of choice of weapons.
    4. Story : Not interesting at all.
    5. Gameplay : Beautiful visuals doesn't makes a great game - gameplay does - and Syndicate failed miserably is this aspect .
    6. System requirement and performance : Though better performing than unity - this games V-RAM Requirements are ridiculous.
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    Good graphics wasted creating an ugly city. Combat and gameplay boring and repetitive. Uninteresting story.
    Verdict : FLOP - Biggest disappointment of the year.
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  5. May 18, 2020
    5
    London is a beatiful and interesting setting for this game, but that's sort of everything that this game has going for it.

    Characters
    London is a beatiful and interesting setting for this game, but that's sort of everything that this game has going for it.

    Characters aren't that interesting, and their motivation for doing stuff seems forced, which results in a weak story.
    Combat is boring and feels janky and weird.
    The grappling hook is a fun addition at first, but is so effective that doing parkour around the city is comparatively ineffective, so you just end up grappling again and again to get around.
    Audio seemed weird a lot of the time. Background sounds were very lacking, and would make bustling crowds of NPC's seem sort of dead. Cutscenes would also have a lot of awkward quiet parts, where I couldn't help but thinking that background sounds or some music could have been a nice addition.

    First half of the game is sort of okay, but second half is a boring chore with little reward in terms of story.
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  6. Nov 20, 2015
    2
    Another snooze fest game. It feels like I'm repeating myself in the last couple reviews because most games make me fall asleep due to boredom.Another snooze fest game. It feels like I'm repeating myself in the last couple reviews because most games make me fall asleep due to boredom. Ever heard of Been there, done that? This game is a replica of every other AC you have ever played, just a reskin in a different era. The developers really do think you're stupid. They made the combat so lame, just a bunch of button mashing when fighting enemies. Riding the wagons is lame, especially when you can toss the thing like a football.

    Only positive is that it is optimized, at least on my 7 year old pc I can play on ultra.
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  7. Mar 8, 2020
    0
    I'm always a positive gamer who tries take the good sides of games and ignore the some hitch. However, in this case I'm so mad! I'm so madI'm always a positive gamer who tries take the good sides of games and ignore the some hitch. However, in this case I'm so mad! I'm so mad tiny little of game. This piece of slip game IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. I love ubisoft's history, assassins, city designs, but trucking game mechanics always find something to broke. This kind of work never deserve any appriciate! PLEASE SOME OF THE STREET BOYS DO NOT RECOGNISE ME ONE SINGLE TIME! IM SO BORED RUNNING AWAY ALL THE TIME. IM SO BORED TO INVOLVED STREET FIGHT EVERYTIME. YEAH YOU CAN SAY YOU NEED TO DO RED MISSIONS WHICH MAKE SAFE THE AREA, BUT HERE IS THE PROBLEM. AS IN THE OLDER GAMES, IM TRYING TO SNEAK ''CROSS ANGLE'' TO SOME GUARD BUT I CANT ASSASSINATE HIM. WHEN WE GET IN FIGHT ONE ON ONE ON THE STAIRS OF SOME ********* BUILDING THERE IS NO REASON TO ALL ENEMIES LEARN AND RUN IN THE BUILDING TO ME! WHILE IM SWINGING MY 3RD KNIFE ATTACK, IM SURROUNDED 15 MEN!!!!!! IS THIS MAKE SENSE!!!?!?!?!?!!? I HAVE PLAYED ALL THE OTHER GAMES, I'VE STANDED FOR VISUAL ART, STORY, CHARACTERS. I WAS SO HAPPY THAT EPIC GAVE THIS FOR FREE. IN THIS CASE I COULD ONLY RESIST ABOUT 5 HOURS! YOU MADE ME AN ANGRY PERSON. WHO KICKS THE DOOR FOR A SINGLEPLAYER GAME!?!?!?! SOMETHING IS REALLY REALLY WRONG UBISOFT. I HOPE YOUR DELAYING FORWARD GAMES MOVE WILL SOLVE SOMETHING, OTHERWISE YOU ARE LOSING A BEAUTIFUL SERIES OF BRAND (AC) AND LOSING YOUR LOYAL CONSUMERS. Expand

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