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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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  1. Positive: 55 out of 150
  2. Negative: 62 out of 150
  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. Nov 23, 2015
    8
    I think overall the game is a good game and it is exactly what you expect from an assassins creed game.
    A lot to do but also very repetitive.
    I think overall the game is a good game and it is exactly what you expect from an assassins creed game.
    A lot to do but also very repetitive.

    I really do not know why people are so much complaining about the graphics.
    Indeed, the graphics of Unity looked better but they still look quite nice. I think the industrial settings makes it look a little bit less bright than the previous episodes. Frame rates are very good with a I5-6400 and GTX970 card on 1080p. In my opinion, UbiSoft did a good job by downgrading the graphics a bit so the game can run smoothly. And you only have to take a look at Fallout 4 to see that graphics do not make a great game....

    The story so far (after about 10 hours) is ok but not a great one. It is nice to play with two characters.
    I liked Evy a bit more because of the stealthy play type..

    Gameplay is good. Free running is better than in Unity. Fighting is a little bit too much of button bashing. The finish moves are very nice! The side missions are nice with fun and recognizable characters. Looking for chests etc. is still repetitive however...

    If you enjoyed the previous Assassins Creed games, I think you will enjoy this one too if you can look beyond the "dirty look" of the industrial age.
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  4. Jan 28, 2019
    6
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate fails to amuse with its poor optimization, disappointing graphics, stupid AI, vague and unexciting writing,Assassin's Creed Syndicate fails to amuse with its poor optimization, disappointing graphics, stupid AI, vague and unexciting writing, extremely hollow side activities, and horrible controls. While the general stealth and combat gameplay is fun despite being very unimmersive, I can't say this game is up for speed by 2015's standards, considering there are way better open world games out there. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2015
    3
    Ubisoft words; "Syndicate will shine on PC"

    When I look at Unity now and Syndicate.. I can tell only one thing about this game: HUGE step
    Ubisoft words; "Syndicate will shine on PC"

    When I look at Unity now and Syndicate.. I can tell only one thing about this game: HUGE step backwards.
    Everything was (Literally) downgraded and optimization is still bad.

    Graphics - Downgraded, Despite running this game on High settings (No Gameworks which slaughter FPS even on GTX Titan) it looks far worse than Unity or any other AAA game that came out in previous years, hell even dated Crysis 1 which is 8+ years old looks far better than Syndicate maxed out on PC.

    I see this only this way; Ubisoft desperately tried to pump as much performance as possible at a cost of the graphics which resulted in; Terrible distant textures, terrible render distance, terrible NPC models.

    Here are example how bad this game looks on High settings with FXAA:

    Example 1: http://i.imgur.com/rpmcsL1.jpg
    Example 2: http://i.imgur.com/IKSlPof.jpg
    Example 3: http://i.imgur.com/KJDNkDM.jpg (Notice: NPC's in front on the left side, closest carriage textures, street textures right in front of the carriage)

    The best part of this? Those "High" textures require 4GB Vram according to Ubisoft.

    NPC Density - Downgraded.

    Open World Enviroment - Downgraded, One thing I loved in Unity was the freedom to move between one buildings interior to another, in Syndicate almost all of this is gone.

    Character customization - This part of the game was also heavily downgraded, it doesn't even have 50% of customization content that Unity had.

    OPTIMIZATION - It's way better than Unity and a lot less buggy than Unity (In around 10 hours in-game time I only had 2 minor bugs that fixed themselves almost instantly) but this game still leaves a lot to desire.
    Despite being heavily downgraded prior to Unity in order to run better, IT DOES NOT.
    FPS drops are still present here and there (Especially in cutscenes where they tend to drop to 22-29 FPS for no particular reason) riding a carriage at very high speed is the worst idea you could possibly get; game tends to do not load another part of map fast enough which results in 1-2s freezes, FPS drops when sitting on top of moving train.

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  6. Nov 19, 2015
    1
    This is the worst AC ever made. It has no plot, boring characters, it lacks variety. The graphics is obsolete and outdated for a modern PCThis is the worst AC ever made. It has no plot, boring characters, it lacks variety. The graphics is obsolete and outdated for a modern PC game. I can only run it at medium settings with my GTX 780 which has 3GB of memory. This is unacceptable for a game that has worse visuals than AC Unity. Expand
  7. ABR
    Dec 1, 2018
    0
    Probably, devs tried to make Batman AC and they failed. Game has bad story, bad fight mechanics with unrealistic fast fist fights, motivationProbably, devs tried to make Batman AC and they failed. Game has bad story, bad fight mechanics with unrealistic fast fist fights, motivation of that girl and his brother is beyond the logic, and all their efforts look pointless. Expand

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