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  1. Positive: 73 out of 86
  2. Negative: 0 out of 86
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  1. Oct 1, 2018
    Perfects everything Origins did and enhances them in ways you never thought an Assassin's Creed game could. Odyssey has it all.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    I’d definitely suggest taking a look at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, even if you’re not sure you need another AC game in your life so soon after Origins. It’s a pretty great experience overall, and outside of some the standard open world bugs you’d expect in a game this size, I really don’t have any major complaints here. I ended up enjoying it more than Origins, and I really liked Origins. I’m not sure that I want a third game like this next year, but as far as follow-ups go, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is pretty fantastic.
  3. 100
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an epic, historical RPG that uses elements of Assassin's Creed to tell a different kind of origin story, and the results are stunning in almost every way.
  4. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a celebration of the series' highlights, transforming the open world genre with its breathtaking scenery, meaningful choices, and exhausting amount of detail that rewards players every step of the way. Ubisoft Quebec's brave quest to make an RPG results in the best entry in Assassin's Creed's historic treks through time.
  5. 95
    Ubisoft set out to create an Assassin’s Creed game worthy of Odysseus’ name, and bravo, they have done it. It’s certainly as long as one of Homer’s poems, but every minute of it is entertaining, and, well, fun.
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed’s gradual evolution to RPG is complete. While it remains familiar, the deeper combat, dialogue choices and consequences have upended Assassin’s Creed’s stealthy roots to deliver a sprawling, multi-tiered historical RPG epic. It’s the culmination of the series own journey, and only fitting it be called Odyssey.
  7. 95
    A glorious sum of newly implemented RPG systems, refined traditional series beats and boasting one of the most entertaining stories in recent memory, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply the best in the series and one of the finest open-world adventures available.
  8. Oct 1, 2018
    Not since Breath of the Wild have I enjoyed an open world game this much. With so much to see and do, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of, it not the best, game in the Assassin's Creed franchise—and absolutely a game of the year contender.
  9. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the culmination of a franchise that still knows how to stand its own ground. The RPG options have been expanded and the open world is even deeper. The title set in Greece is a very serious candidate for the GOTY award.
  10. Oct 11, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a massive game set in an incredible recreation of an ancient world. I wish the special moves were a little less clunky to use and that assassinations always resulted in kills, but these are minor complaints when compared to the fun that I had in the game. It might not be an Assassin's Creed game in the strictest sense, but the journey across Ancient Greece that Odyssey took me on was well worth the ride.
  11. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey becomes one of the best chapters of the saga to date. Its history involves from beginning to end and the recreation of Ancient Greece is simply sublime. Its mechanics are the result of everything learned in previous chapters and achieve an immersive gameplay. If you are a fan of the saga and you like RPG games, Assassin´s Creed Odyssey is an essential on your bookshelf.
  12. Oct 1, 2018
    While there are definite rough edges, Odyssey sets a new bar for Assassin’s Creed games and holds its own in the eternal debate over the best open-world roleplaying games ever.
  13. Oct 1, 2018
    Origins was a great game, but Ubisoft exceeded expectations with its successor. The story is long and personal with many choices to make, it’s your own odyssey. Greece is huge and detailed, so it’ll take some time before you're done with the game. That’s nothing but positive.
  14. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    If someone had told me couple of years ago that Assassin’s Creed would become a full-fledged action RPG that would not look out of place on a shelf next to The Witcher 3, I would have snickered. But here I am, over 80 hours into Odyssey and still unable to believe that really happened. [12/2018, p.44]
  15. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 25, 2018
    So big The Witcher 3 wants a rest. This is an epic told with flair, coupled with one of the liveliest open worlds on PlayStation 4. Odyssey is not just the best Assassin’s Creed in years, but one of the finest action RPGs you’ll play. [Issue#155, p.72]
  16. Oct 8, 2018
    Assassin's Creed has dipped itself firmly in RPG mechanics and a wonderful new setting. It is as deep as it is wide and will keep you occupied for a very long time to come. It certainly fits the myths in which it is steeped.
  17. Oct 7, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey doesn’t reinvent the franchise but introduces enough fresh mechanics to deliver one of the best entries to date in the long-running series. An increased emphasis on stealthy kills harkens back to the early days of Altair and Ezio. Engrossing naval exploration would make even Edward Kenway jealous, and choices that truly matter tie it all together in a meaningful way.
  18. Oct 4, 2018
    Assassin's Creed in a phenomenal game. Its enormous world plagued with a lot of activities, its interesting story and the incredible setting, turns it into one of the most amazing and outstanding open world titles out there and, also, the best entry in the series.
  19. Oct 3, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a huge leap forward for the series towards a deeper action role-playing experience. The sheer ambition and amount of content available in Ubisoft’s latest historical sandbox – quests, NPCs, side-activities, collectibles, historical landmarks, locations and secrets – is staggering, and it’s easy to get immersed in what is a truly spectacular open-world rendition of Ancient Greece, the Aegean Sea and its many different islands and warring states. This latest entry will especially resonate best if you enjoyed the different direction last year’s Origins took.
  20. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is far more than juste a simple evolution of Origins. Severals storylines, more side quests and a more systemic approach of its narration make it a very different game. And a very surprising one.
  21. Oct 1, 2018
    With Odyssey, Ubisoft has crafted the biggest Assassin's Creed to date. A colossal open world, action RPG, that can go toe to toe with the biggest names in the genre. If you're a fan of this kind of game, don't miss it.
  22. Oct 1, 2018
    If not the best, one of the greatest games in the franchise: interesting RPG mechanics, new exploration mode, well written and with a wonderful main character. However, AI and stealth must be improved in the future.
  23. Oct 1, 2018
    Building upon the foundation established in Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey brings together that title's RPG adventure with the ship-bound exploration of Black Flag. Choice and consequence feature heavily in Odyssey, with the player guiding Alexios or Kassandra through a massive journey to reunite their family and kill a lot of people. Not every feature is perfect, with things like recruitment and Conquest Battles needing a bit of work, but overall Odyssey is a grand next step for the journey Origins started.
  24. Oct 1, 2018
    Ubisoft has fully embraced the RPG formula with Odyssey, and they’ve created a game that feels refreshingly confident and self-assured. There are still a few missteps to work out, but for now, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of the most charming open world RPGs you’ll play this year.
  25. JeuxActu
    Oct 1, 2018
    Even if AC Odyssey cannot provide the same surprise effect as AC Origins, the wealth of content, its incredible landscapes and its dynamic dialogue system make it one of the best.
  26. Oct 1, 2018
    There is no doubt that Assassin's Creed Origin was excellent and Assassin's Creed Odyssey is better. I think that this should have been Ubisoft’s goal, to make something better, not necessarily perfect. Odyssey builds upon the foundations of a beloved franchise and I like the way it’s going forward. If Ubisoft doesn’t get too greedy and takes its time to build a proper game, the next one is going to be even better, although I have to say that it’s going to be difficult since this one is almost perfect.
  27. Oct 1, 2018
    I am very much enchanted by this game. It is not without its flaws, for certain, but I didn't find any that broke the game or my appreciation and excitement for it. I feel that the step that Ubisoft Quebec took to make this experience more immersive and personal for gamers was a strong move, and they did it with style and a competence that greatly benefits the game as a whole. If these are the kind of evolutions we have to look forward to in the future, I eagerly await the next releases from them. Until then, go forth and let the drachmae roll in.
  28. Oct 1, 2018
    With an emphasis on player choice, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has leapt to new heights, truly becoming a full open-world RPG. The fluid parkour and engaging stealth mechanics are still here, joined by enhanced combat and progression systems established by its recent predecessors. With a beautiful recreation of ancient Greece, a compelling story of intriguing mysteries and intrepid characters, and genuinely exciting moments, this odyssey remains engaging throughout. It’s easy to recommend this epic journey to veterans and newcomers alike, but of course, the choice is yours.
  29. Oct 1, 2018
    It adds new elements to the franchise’s recipe that I enjoy, and some of the story beats look to be leading future instalments in a really interesting direction.
  30. Oct 1, 2018
    The world of Odyssey is the most versatile and fun yet in Assassin's Creed, offering distinctive storytelling, great variety of combat gameplay and exciting exploration.
  31. Oct 1, 2018
    You'll struggle to find a more immersive and rewarding setting in which to forge your own odyssey. Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the complete package.
  32. Oct 1, 2018
    Odyssey is not just as good as its predecessor, but thanks to the great mix of RPG, freedom and side missions, it is even better.
  33. Games Master UK
    Nov 1, 2018
    Ancient Greece is an enticing place to explore, while the series' RPG mechanics continue to improve. [Issue#336, p.62]
  34. Oct 9, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a great game that struggles to become larger than it actually needs to be.
  35. Oct 1, 2018
    Thanks to the decision-making system and the better fights, I'm having even more fun with Odyssey than with Origins.
  36. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is HUGE and improves the experience of the Ubisoft series in many ways, introducing several elements that further emphasize the sense of discovery, the adventure mechanics, the relationships between the characters and their choices.
  37. Oct 29, 2018
    If Origins left you unsure about the series' new direction as an action RPG, Odyssey will make you a believer.
  38. Oct 1, 2018
    AC Odyssey is huge, rich with activities and detailed in all kind of missions. Choices have a lot of ripercussions and give variety to the game. Some problems from the series return, as the low quality AI, but they're hidden by all the other elements.
  39. Nov 5, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a great game, with fun combat systems, great story and amazing graphics. It's a shame that it is marred by it's slow pace and tedious grinding.
  40. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed has never been bigger or more ambitious, with an equally enormous and captivating world filled to the brim with stuff to do. Over time it may get a bit repetitive though and the actual creed of the assassins has been put in the background, which long time fans may feel let down by.
  41. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey hits all the notes a sequel should. It’s bigger, prettier, the existing mechanics have been improved, and there’s plenty more added. It tells an engaging story, with an excellent protagonist (play Kassandra), all in a beautifully realized setting. Odyssey attempts to address some of the issues that have plagued this franchise since it first released more than a decade ago, but you can only polish something that’s showing its age so much. The combat in particular needs a significant overhaul, and the enthusiasm for more and more gameplay systems and microtransactions at times make the game feel a bit bloated.
  42. Oct 1, 2018
    Odyssey is the best game in this franchise. It would have been great if the less interesting content was discarded (such as a few locations that are too simular), but the important missions, the war and the hunt for the sect offer many many hours of fun.
  43. Oct 1, 2018
    I feel like this game is just…a bit much. A bit much so soon after Odyssey, and a bit much where it literally takes almost 60 hours to complete all four main questlines and hit level 50. That’s without 100%ing the map in the least, which would take a few dozen more hours I’m sure. For some, especially the “dollar per entertainment hour value” crowd, that’s a good thing. For others, this may be a game that you may not finish by next summer, given how much time it requires. For me personally, it was a tad exhausting.
  44. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is big and beautiful. Could it be a much better game? Sure. But it's an amazing adventure with echoes of the Greek classic tales about travels and fantasy.
  45. 84
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the turning point for one of the most famous series produced by Ubisoft. Despite a somewhat shallow storyline and a constant sense of déjà-vu due to the evident reuse of assets from its direct predecessor, the metamorphosis in a full-fledged action RPG is successful, assisted by a system of choices and consequences that works well in guaranteeing tangible repercussions in the world. Now we can’t wait to find out how the series will evolve.
  46. Oct 1, 2018
    This episode set in Ancient Greece is an extremely long one, though it seems to favour quantity over quality. It is the richest chapter ever, but its strong sense of adventure can't hide a sometimes unfocused storytelling.
  47. Oct 1, 2018
    By adding some RPG systems, Assassin’s Creed: Odysseys builds upon everything that Origins did right to create one of the best entries of the series. However, the game has some issues like boring romance options and poor AI. Despite that, Odyssey got us excited for the future of the franchise.
  48. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey aims high in its attempts to blend innovative additions with returning features. The execution might be uneven, but Ubisoft Quebec ultimately strikes a successful balance among the many parts. The story is compelling, both as a hero’s journey and in the way it ties into the series’ wider lore. Exploring the world is fun, combat is empowering, and getting epic loot is a thrill. That solid core formula carries Odyssey a long way, but like Icarus and his wax wings, it’s not enough to reach the bright star on the horizon.
  49. Oct 1, 2018
    To me this is the most fun, interesting and varied entry in the Assassin's Creed series to date. It still isn't a very beautiful looking game and far from perfectly polished, but it takes the most fun elements from previous AC's, adds plenty of new ones, borrows a bit from other games, even takes a bit of mythology and pours it into the Origins-skin: resulting in a very nice Assassin-moussaka!
  50. Mar 4, 2019
    I cared more for these characters and the world than I ever did in previous Assassin’s Creed games, and I think that’s part of why this reboot is so successful. Playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey left me feeling valiant and triumphant as I worked my way up the cultist food chain, and and I was always excited to see what Kassandra was off to discover next.
  51. games(TM)
    Nov 1, 2018
    No, it's not just an Origins knock-off. [Issue#206, p.70]
  52. 80
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey offers a lot of content for your money. You will be doing the same climbing, killing and looting throughout the game but when it's so much fun to do you can't complain too hard.
  53. Oct 15, 2018
    Easily the best Assassin's Creed title to date, Assassin's Creed Odyssey takes everything Origins overhauled and improving on it, adding in fan favourite gameplay elements, introducing an amazing, huge world, and, most importantly it's a heck of a good time… but… the shadow that hangs over it cannot be ignored. Ubisoft has purposefully handicapped the gameplay, tuning it to be slow and, at points, making the grind horrendous, all to try and sell a micro-transaction, and that is absolutely revolting.
  54. Oct 4, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a superb open world RPG. It can be a little rough around the edges, but there's a gameplay freedom to this particular adventure that's really a cut above what the series has attempted previously. With a gameplay loop that simply never stops giving, Ubisoft's recreation of ancient Greece is an amazing achievement, and in some ways, a genuine step forward for open world game design.
  55. Oct 2, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey seems to be the series paroxysm: wider, richer and deeper than every other episode, the game still suffers from repetitiveness. The fascinating manhunt and the real choices will keep most players hooked up for a while, but only those who bought a PS4 Pro or a Xbox One X will benefit form the game's beautiful visuals. If you want to explore this endless Greek world inhabited with brilliant minds of their time, you will have to go through more of the same fetch quests the series has dealt with for so long.
  56. Oct 1, 2018
    There are a few open-world games that sit above the rest, but Assassin’s Creed Odyssey falls just short of them. Its use of systems that appear in other open-world Ubisoft titles make this a bit like a yearly installment of a sports franchise looking to build on last year than a genre-defining experience.
  57. Oct 1, 2018
    Fans who arrive at Odyssey expecting the Assassin’s Creed experience they grew up with may be disappointed or confused, but gamers ready for a new era for the franchise should plan to be overwhelmed with opportunity.
  58. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed: Odyssey represents the magnificent view of ancient Greece with an amazing scale and unique perspective. It's more marvelous than any of its prequels, and of course, Odyssey is the best entry in Assassin's Creed series. However, the harsh level limit greatly restricts my exploration and forces me to improve levels or obtain loots by finishing a large number of repeated side quests, and it makes me feel dizzy, bored and sad.
  59. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox.
  60. 80
    Its focus on the dust and dirt of mercenary life in Greece instead of the clinical chairs of Abstergo is highly rewarding, and it manages to encourage interest in the rich history of the world without needing to lecture.
  61. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is another accomplished entry in long-running open world series. By expanding upon the blueprint established by Origins, Ubisoft has crafted an experience that feels brave, huge and utterly gargantuan.
  62. Oct 1, 2018
    A huge, ambitious game building on the solid foundations of Origins to deliver a game that feels like another positive step towards a very interesting future for the franchise.
  63. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey throws so much stuff at you, it's difficult to sift through it all. It's a beautiful game to look at and the story is intriguing, but it feels like a game that could have been a little more ambitious if given more time to develop. There's good ideas, from the branching story and character choice to the return of ship-based combat, but its ambitions also fray around the edges in a way that Origins didn’t.
  64. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of the best chapters of the series, and will delight any fan. Too bad for a limping technical optimization, which spoils the performance of what could have been the best Assassin's Creed ever made.
  65. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is far from perfect, as the combat feels clunky, the voice acting is all over the place and the late game level requirements feels really restricting, but despite all that it's hard not to adore the overall experience. The scope and feel of the world are simply amazing – the depiction of Greece is extremely beautiful – and thanks to the stellar exploration mode and the varied array of activities, it's also way more fun to explore than before.
  66. Oct 1, 2018
    Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting.
  67. Oct 18, 2018
    As a sum of its parts, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a big adventure that has its highs and lows but ultimately provides an enjoyable journey through Ancient Greece. The story is great, and the world is breathtaking, which is arguably the most important part of the game. Unfortunately, it is held back from achieving greater honors by repetitive and shallow gameplay that is sometimes forced upon you through level-gating and grinding. There is lots to do if you put your mind to it, but it's also very far from a masterpiece. Maybe some of the post-launch content and updates can improve the game further to make it a better adventure to play through down the line.
  68. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey feels like a traditional RPG game, more than an Assassin's Creed game. The main reason for this is that the whole system the game built on is pushing players to make important decisions and feel the consequences.
  69. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, for better or worse, feels like a palette swap of Origins. There’s a huge new world full of historical coolness and infinite things to do, but the enhancements are few and far between. If you loved Origins and want more of that you’ll gobble Odyssey right up, but Ubisoft need to be diligent about making changes to these games if they’re going to continue pumping them out year after year.
  70. Oct 5, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey improves on its predecessor, with the new RPG focus of the franchise really starting to take hold. A better story and enjoyable combat can't quite overcome the repetitiveness of this sprawling 40 hour experience, but at least we're sailing in the right direction.
  71. Oct 15, 2018
    Odyssey is no doubt the biggest game in the Assassin's Creed series, and could easily be considered the best one. Unfortunately the efforts to reshape an action game into an RPG were only partially successful. Ubisoft already checked off everything from a great atmosphere and a gigantic map to some cool gameplay mechanics, but narration and moral choices still do not deliver - Witcher 3 is still miles ahead.
  72. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is Ubisoft’s latest entry into the franchise, and despite having little connection to its predecessors, remains a solid Action-RPG.
  73. Edge Magazine
    Nov 9, 2018
    It also commits a few of the same sins: in particular, the deluge of gar drops feels vaguely insulting, conditioning the player to lust after items exclusive to the in-game store. It's lifted, however, by the relative wit and intelligence of its quest design, and the delicate notes of uncertainty and curiosity introduced by Exploration mode. [Christmas 2018, p.108]
  74. Oct 9, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a gorgeous looking game, and by far the most ambitious one in the series, but the world is so filled with repetitive activities that it’s difficult to feel completely satisfied with the experience. If you enjoyed the previous ones though – especially Origins – this is absolutely worth a look.
  75. Oct 5, 2018
    This is a vast swords-and-sandals epic that’s rendered in the finest of details, and there’s little else like it. Seeing it through to conclusion, however, has a major cost: your money or your patience.
  76. Oct 5, 2018
    Befitting its name, Odyssey is a mammoth game, the kind one can sink a few dozen hours into and still have a staggering number of tasks before the credits roll.
  77. 70
    We’ve enjoyed Odyssey more than any entry since Assassin’s Creed II but it’s still frustrating that the franchise has done so little to improve the gameplay fundamentals upon which everything else depends. Although at least the one thing you can always say about Assassin’s Creed is that it definitely offers value for money.
  78. Oct 1, 2018
    Although it crafts a wonderful narrative in an awe-inspiring world, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, through its stubbornness and familiarity, sometimes feels like a “best of” compilation of its predecessors without being the best of them.
  79. Oct 1, 2018
    Odyssey suffers in the same way Origins did as it searches for an identity within both the stealth and RPG genres. We obviously deeply appreciate the addition of such RPG mechanics and Odyssey often fines a nice middle ground between the two, but it ultimately isn't consistent enough on either spectrum to fully flesh out what the game could potentially be. If you enjoyed Assassin’s Creed Origins or want a game you easily sink over eighty hours in through exploration alone you will probably enjoy Odyssey, but if you’ve grown tired of the general monotony of the series you might want to wait until Ubisoft does something more innovative with this IP.
  80. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is not a perfect game and the tech issues in particular are fair grounds for complaints. Even with its faults, however, the positives greatly outweighs its flaws, though some old school Assassin’s Creed fans may be in an uproar over some of the more drastic changes to the traditional formula. Despite its issues, this is a worthwhile odyssey to embark on.
  81. Oct 24, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is a perfect example of why pacing matters, and it also demonstrates that massive, sprawling worlds don’t make an excellent adventure through size alone. When all was said and done, Odyssey offers 40 hours of great material wrapped up in another 40 hours of busywork that made this Greek journey a slog to get through. heads up, developers — just because there’s a ton to do doesn’t mean that it’s worth doing.
  82. Oct 12, 2018
    In a fantastic and enjoyable reconstruction of the Late Classic Era of Greece, Ubisoft Quebec feeds the gamer’s hunger with tons and tons of gameplay material with no real substance and no real relation to the spirit of the Assassin’s Creed series. Worst of all, side missions and map cleaning gameplay is baptized Main Mission material in an effortless attempt to make justice of the mmo-like mechanics of the game. This is a dead end for the series and this kind of gameplay design.
  83. Oct 5, 2018
    If all you want is another huge, slightly lukewarm portion of a meal it feels like we just finished, then Odyssey certainly delivers that. Personally, I feel like I'm going to explode.
  84. Oct 1, 2018
    As the game goes on, more and more quests are required to be completed to move on and frankly, I’ve found it exhausting. It’s hard to shake the feeling that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a game obsessed with making the player eat their vegetables.
  85. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features a rich, lush world lessened by its repetitive activities. Though the main story is compelling, completing it requires you to participate in a massive amount of level grinding through less-than-stellar side quests. There’s plenty to do in this world, but a lot of it feels like busy work that fights to stay exciting or compelling. Odyssey is yet another open world game that misinterprets the meaning of more content.
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  1. Oct 1, 2018
    Colossal in size, lavish in scope, Odyssey feels like a series landmark and Ubisoft's biggest ever game. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is dense, detailed, and varied. It is more dense, detailed, and varied than I considered possible for a video game before playing this. It is a stunning accomplishment, and the 500-to-1,000+ people who worked on it should feel proud. It has its problems. Combat is clunky, the menus are a slog, and leveling feels off. But those issues never made me want to stop playing. I want to keep playing right now.
  3. Oct 1, 2018
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey follows Origin's steps in the process of trasforming the series in a big and rich open world ARPG.
  4. Oct 1, 2018
    Odyssey shines best only once it embraces the strangeness that helped make the franchise so noteworthy to begin with. You can play Odyssey however you want; as an exploration game, as a new open-world RPG, as a historical narrative. But it works best once it finally, after many hours, gives you the chance to treat it like an Assassin’s Creed game.
  5. Oct 1, 2018
    For all its faults, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of the best explorable game worlds yet made. It’s ambitious enough to recreate ancient Greece as a detailed panorama, and to populate it with lovable, faulty, funny human beings. Like great historical fiction, it feels like journey into a thrilling, alien and dangerous adventure. [Polygon Recommends]
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    The real pleasure of Odyssey, as in almost every Assassin’s Creed, is simply touring a vision of the past.
  7. Oct 5, 2018
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one damn greedy game. In addition to its half dozen special editions, its Amazon Alexa tie-in, its Totino’s promotion, and its season pass, it’s filled to the brim with microtransactions. As well as all that, it’s been purposefully turned into a grindfest in order to sell XP boosters, like this is some free-to-play mobile game.
  8. Oct 1, 2018
    In a vacuum, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a fantastic game, one that does a lot of things right. But put up against these other experiences, it doesn’t do enough to differentiate itself, and it eschews many of the series’s unique selling points. It’s an Assassin’s Creed game that doesn’t make me feel like an assassin at all.
  9. Oct 2, 2018
    Its world is big and beautiful, and there’s something winning about its sometimes Coen-esque vision of Greece as a land of shady dealmakers, savvy and irritable shopkeeps, and garrulous streetside philosophers. But it’s busy and crowded with too many things I have to deal with, and not enough that I want to do. I miss the stargazing of Origins, or at least, inhabiting a game built by people who thought it might be nice to go stargazing.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 3402 Ratings

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  1. Oct 2, 2018
    Played around 15 hours so far .
    As soon as you start off your story you will know this is a game not for the faint hearted ,the scale of this
    Played around 15 hours so far .
    As soon as you start off your story you will know this is a game not for the faint hearted ,the scale of this game becomes apparent within the 1st few hours .
    Yes it’s now pretty much an RPG ,does that really matter ?to some it seems to .
    For me this is the perfect game to get stuck into for the next couple of weeks ,probably months .
    If you like orgins you will love this ,stunning map(62% bigger than origins ) from land to ship battles ,great combat ,more advanced than origins .if you like RPGS and open world games then this is perfect for you.easy 9.5 out of 10 from me
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  2. Oct 5, 2018
    "The beginning of the end of Assassin's Creed."

    That alone should be at the top of every professional review because everything you ever
    "The beginning of the end of Assassin's Creed."

    That alone should be at the top of every professional review because everything you ever loved has been squeezed out of this series and replaced with a beautiful slog.

    Like Origins, both the art style and aesthetic style are quite pretty. Also like Origins, it is the same art style and aesthetic style, which makes Odyssey nothing more than a reskinned game--just more massive. Also, you remember ship fights? You loved ship fights! Well, here, ship fights. It gets old real quick because's the same thing!!

    The voice acting is unbelievably bad both in the lines the actors were given and how they are delivered. Combat is a "refined" version of the one in Origins, which means you can cheese almost everything in the game.

    The in-game story is pathetic but what's worse: the meta-narrative is effectively dead, and I blame the gaming community at large for killing it. The whole reason this series is a franchise is that meta-narrative, but you mouthbreathers couldn't handle more than one thing at a time (STOP TAKING ME OUT OF THE ANIMUS!!) and this gave Ubisoft all the ammunition to create a stupid chore-grind simulator devoid of any reason to do them.

    Now, let's talk about that chore grinding, shall we?

    This isn't a "game." Games are supposed to be fun. You're supposed to enjoy doing all the content right? Well, in true Ubisoft fashion, Odyssey is littered with nothing but mindless busy work. "Treasure" is littered across the map which will take you dozens of mindless hours to collect. Does it do anything for you? Not really, the loot is nonsense and vapid. Then there are all the other little things, exploration markers and side quests, so many of these things are here that eventually the rest of the game just fades away. If you were to remove all this padding and just did the main narrative, I will bet you could finish the entire game in under 20 hours.

    But then comes the scam that is Ubisoft game design.

    See, you can't just go and play through the main story ignoring everything else. No, you will NEVER make the level you need to be to get there because Ubisoft designed this game in such a way that you MUST grind levels out before you can progress. In every game, there is an element of grinding that is to be found. This usually is up to the player to do if they want to be a bit ahead of the curve dealing with the rest of the game. In Odyssey, it's the backbone to SCAMMING THE PLAYER TO BUY HELIX CREDITS!

    So what Ubisoft effectively did was scaled back XP accruement (experience points) to an absurd degree. It throttles progression so severely that you are left doing one of two things:

    1)Grit your teeth and spend WAY too much time grinding nonsensically.
    2)Buy Helix Credits and pay for a PERMANENT 50% XP BOOST.

    You read that right: Ubisoft throttled regular XP earnings in an RPG, only to "Sell it back to you" so you could play the game normally. Also, In-game currency is throttled, and you can buy a PERMANENT 50% BOOST to further even out the game. Without buying these "upgrades," you are effectively playing a game with a 50% handicap the developer set as the default. They literally made the game painful to play so you'll ease your pain by giving more money. And let's be clear; you've already given them a minimum of $60 to play it. If you bought any of the higher-end versions, you don't somehow get a normal experience either; you're in the same boat as the person that paid the base price.

    This game is a scam plain and simple. This isn't about player choice (always a lie), Ubisoft is banking heavily on the Assassins Creed IP to carry the day over their blatant scamming practices. It is greed, and it is wrong. And I'll be honest with you here: I don't own it, I am playing a borrowed copy (well I was until I couldn't take it anymore, it's so damn dull), but even so; my time with Assassins Creed has come to an end. Frankly, the series was over after AC3.

    Do not buy, do not try, this is a scam and stop enabling Ubisoft to make games like this anymore.
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  3. Oct 5, 2018
    It's just like AC Origins except with a greek aesthetic. The animations look quite bad, the horse keeps on the ground like a magnet, sometimesIt's just like AC Origins except with a greek aesthetic. The animations look quite bad, the horse keeps on the ground like a magnet, sometimes you execute the air instead of an enemy, etc, etc.
    Now this wouldnt bother me that much because we are all used to it by now as every AC game is the same nowadays buuuuut....

    The game is pumped full of microtransactions. It really is a grind to finish it and everytime you open the menu and even in some loading screens its urging you to pay for some exp booster or for some stupid legendary item.
    It amazes me that they sell SEVEN different editions and still pump the game full of these damn microtransactions. Shame on you Ubisoft.

    Also the romance options are forced and sometimes really creepy. They shouldve kept them out of the game, AC isnt an RPG.

    Im returning this game tomorrow, dont buy this for more then 20 bucks.
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