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  • Summary: The city: 1789 Paris. The French Revolution transforms a once-magnificent city into a hot house of terror and calamity. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the proletariat who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation is in upheaval, a man named ArnoThe city: 1789 Paris. The French Revolution transforms a once-magnificent city into a hot house of terror and calamity. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the proletariat who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation is in upheaval, a man named Arno leaves on a journey to expose the true powers of the Revolution. His mission throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a real Master Assassin. From the storming of the Bastille to the execution of King Louis XVI, experience the French Revolution as never before, and help the people of France carve an entirely new destiny. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    82
    The PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity is visually stunning, but it's also very demanding in terms of hardware requirements. If you've got what it takes to run the game smoothly and you like the series, this is the best episode so far.
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    78
    The PC version of Unity requires a pretty hefty rig to run, and an even heftier one is recommended. That said, those of you who have access to this will find that Unity on PC looks even better than its console brethren thanks to being able to run at resolutions above 900p, enhanced textures, and (hardware permitting) a much higher frame rate than the locked 30fps of the Xbox One and PS4.
  3. GameStar
    Nov 20, 2014
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    70
    Well at least it's better than ACIII. [Issue#257, p.66]
  5. Nov 27, 2014
    67
    As I write this, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a bugfest, but technical problems, however annoying, can and probably will be fixed. It is not cracks in textures that it is the most worrying thing about Unity, but the cracks in game design and writing.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    65
    If you can put up with the stuttering performance and some comically ridiculous bugs (my favourite was an assassination target moon-walking backwards into my confused assassin’s cavalry sabre) then there’s a decent Assassin’s Creed experience to be found in Unity.
  7. Nov 19, 2014
    50
    An amazingly beautiful and dull adventure that takes the series well established elements and let's you repeat then yet again in an uninspired infinity. Not even hardcore fans should make excuses for this barely done game of bugs and routine work. Actually they should be the most upset. With Unity the series has gone from it's best to maybe it's worst.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 381
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Awesome game, definitly the best one in the ac series, graphics are great framerate is about 55 fps. I don't know why so many people complainAwesome game, definitly the best one in the ac series, graphics are great framerate is about 55 fps. I don't know why so many people complain about it. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    9
    Heavily underrated game that improved upon the traditional formula of AC games in so many ways without losing its identity. Because this is atHeavily underrated game that improved upon the traditional formula of AC games in so many ways without losing its identity. Because this is at its core what an Assassin's Creed game should look like:

    No pirates, no Indian tribe story, no Grand Theft Horse Carriages - just grounded urban assassinations and infiltrations. In addition to that we have the best parcour system of the series with great fluidity and animations, a challenging combat system with a huge variety of weapons and great character customization through equipment.
    Now, they did go too far at some points, for example the skill tree, who is just absolutely unnecessarily restricting your gameplay options, but that's okay. The biggest problem however remains the lack of polish. The game did so much new stuff and improved upon so much on such a large scale, as a result controls can become inaccurate and clumsy (best seen when trying to enter through a window or trapdoor) and bugs still frequently occur.
    Gladly these are no longer game-breaking as they were on release, who as it seems still unjustifiably taint the user score of this brilliant game here on Metacritic. Performance and framerate are also good, considering the beautiful graphics and scale of ingame Paris.

    Sadly, many of the improvements made by Unity were reverted for the succeeding entries instead of polishing their rough edges. Because in Unity we have: Co-op missions, great character customization, freely approachable assassination missions, a challenging and interesting combat system, the best parcour system, detective missions and much, much more including minor improvements like not having missions fail instantaneously but instead offering new objectives to make up for failed attempts and more.

    So, if you like Assassin's Creed, history, or 3rd person action games in general: Buy this game!
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  3. Nov 27, 2014
    7
    The game is really good honestly, sadly it suffers from bad PC optimization, running this on a Geforce gtx 970 and the game can dip below 60The game is really good honestly, sadly it suffers from bad PC optimization, running this on a Geforce gtx 970 and the game can dip below 60 for no reason, the game will crash for no reason, and also when taking a screenshot... If this game was launched without all these bugs I have a feeling it could be in the high 80's to 90 for overall score, the story is really interesting, the setting is fantastic, the parkour is fun (although bad collision meshing makes Arno's head go through walls and makes it impossible for him to walk up a 3cm high platform). I feel that this game has made Ubisoft realize that they can't put a game out in this state and hopefully in the future we will see better optimized games for PC. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    2
    A 78 IGN? A 78.

    OK, well first thing first - I have a pretty bloody decent rig (actually I believe I have the recommended card, the GTX 780
    A 78 IGN? A 78.

    OK, well first thing first - I have a pretty bloody decent rig (actually I believe I have the recommended card, the GTX 780 and a boatload of RAM, indeed I pass every metric on Can You Run It?) and I can not get this to run at 30fps consistently at all. Even on low settings. Indeed, you have to play it on low settings unless you have a £2k+ rig, as I challenge anyone to cope with an hour or two of gaming with this title without wanting to punch a wall as your character jerks horrifically around the screen at 10fps at crucial moments.

    Even when it DOES run somewhat smoothly (when I can get the abysmal UPlay to stop being its' usual terrible self of course), the pop ins are atrocious and the glitches... Oh dear Jebus the glitches... Words cannot describe what an unfinished mess this game is, but I'll try. I've fell through the floor twice, walked through walls repeatedly and at one point was stuck in midair. And all of this is before I mention the NPCs, which do incredibly random things - including an ice skating moonwalk in a circle at one point.

    Was this tested at all? How can a major studio release this? I mean, I can sort of understand an indie studio having to meet a deadline for monetary purposes, but Ubisoft? Seriously?

    Let's just assume the game ran flawlessly for a moment and talk about the gameplay. Is it OK? Yes. It's the same as past AC titles, and for all the hate the series gets, that's not a bad thing as it does what it does fairly well. Is it great however? No. It's got to the Call of Duty series 'paint by numbers' stage where we are getting the same game, almost totally, year on year, with no improvements whatsoever.

    So it brings us to my final point - why would you buy this game? It's a buggy mess, yet even if you could cope with that, it does absolutely nothing more than Black Flag, which also featured the stellar sea-based content. So if you were coming new to the franchise, you'd objectively have to buy Black Flag. If you were an old hand and wanted another AC fix, you'd objectively either replay or buy the cheaper Black Flag. There is no rational reason to buy this title. It is, in effect, completely and utterly pointless.

    Avoid. Seriously, avoid. Don't do it. Don't support this yearly iteration franchise nonsense. Don't give them tacit approval to keep doing it. Please, avoid buying this title.
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  5. Nov 20, 2014
    1
    Unplayable. Do not buy this game.

    Game crashes 15 seconds into starting. A game you cannot play with a higher end PC is truly a 0 out of
    Unplayable. Do not buy this game.

    Game crashes 15 seconds into starting. A game you cannot play with a higher end PC is truly a 0 out of 10. Unplayable. Ubisoft stole my 60$. Give me my money back you jerks!
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  6. Dec 20, 2016
    0
    Una mierda de juego por donde se lo mire. Optimizado HORRIBLEMENTE MAL, o deberia decir, DESoptimizado HORRIBLEMENTE BIEN.
    Es un juego lleno
    Una mierda de juego por donde se lo mire. Optimizado HORRIBLEMENTE MAL, o deberia decir, DESoptimizado HORRIBLEMENTE BIEN.
    Es un juego lleno de bugs con mal rendimiento y mala jugabilidad. Nada más que decir.
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  7. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    770 GTX SLI + 3770k @ 4.8 Ghz + 16GB RAM, GPU utlilization is 33% and 2nd GPU is 22%, FPS 19.1, max GPU utilization i saw is 65% for primary770 GTX SLI + 3770k @ 4.8 Ghz + 16GB RAM, GPU utlilization is 33% and 2nd GPU is 22%, FPS 19.1, max GPU utilization i saw is 65% for primary and 55% for secondary, FPS is 45-60 on 1080p with everything on low and FXAA. FPS drops are massive so 45-60 FPS for 4-5 seconds then it drops to 24 then back to 45. i play on 1440p, i had to reduce resolution to 1080p to be able to play it, on 1440p while everything on low and FXAA, Avg FPS 24 and drops to 12-19 on certain non-demanding areas.

    cut-scenes run very bad at 11 FPS, there is no real performance impact when changing graphics options from high to low, just 3-4 FPS gain and thats it, 5 graphics options only.

    in short, this game is in alpha stage and has never been tested on PC nor touched, was ported by Ubisoft crap Kiev and thrown for release because even a novice tester would reject this build from the first min.
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