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  • Summary: Write your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. Forge your destiny in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices. Features: * LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from outcast toWrite your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. Forge your destiny in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices. Features: * LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from outcast to legendary Spartan hero.
    * ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS - Explore an entire country full of unexpected encounters in untamed environments and bustling ancient cities.
    * CHOOSE YOUR PATH - Your choices shape the world around you. Play in a living world that constantly reacts to your every decision.
    * FIGHT EPIC BATTLES - Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
    * SAIL THE AEGEAN SEA - Recruit crewmembers and customize your ship as you explore and battle your way on the open seas.
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  1. Positive: 73 out of 86
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  1. Oct 1, 2018
    100
    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
    92
    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.
  3. Oct 1, 2018
    90
    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.
  4. Oct 1, 2018
    85
    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.
  5. Oct 4, 2018
    80
    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.
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    80
    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.
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    60
    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. Feb 1, 2019
    10
    A fantastic adventure! Stunning graphics, music, atmosphere and well made characters. Lots of fun and humor (you'll roll on the floor atA fantastic adventure! Stunning graphics, music, atmosphere and well made characters. Lots of fun and humor (you'll roll on the floor at times), and even the toughest guys have to shed a tear along the way during the main story.
    This games is epic. The history of Greece delivers a perfect arena for so much life and so many details I've never seen before.
    I was a bit skeptical, now I'm just overwhelmed. I played 630 hours by now and enjoyed every minute. I'm not done yet, That's for sure! I simply love my Kassandra, Barnabas, Alkibiades and Sokrates!
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  2. Mar 16, 2019
    10
    This game is simply wonderful. Okay if you are completionist you will probably notice it is somewhat repetitive but still beautiful world andThis game is simply wonderful. Okay if you are completionist you will probably notice it is somewhat repetitive but still beautiful world and visuals make up for those shortcomings . Story perhaps could be longer but it is essentially just fine. But just look at the size of the map and how much there is to do . I sank almost 120 hours playtime and yet i feel im not even near 100% done. I strongly recommend every bit of the game. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    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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  4. Jun 28, 2020
    8
    It was pretty good game but firstly ending not what i expected it was so bad and the quests is so empty i was bored when i did quests for lvl grind
  5. Apr 25, 2022
    6
    Love it or hate it--the action-rpg formula has replaced the stealth-focused action adventure model of earlier Assassin's Creed titles. BearingLove it or hate it--the action-rpg formula has replaced the stealth-focused action adventure model of earlier Assassin's Creed titles. Bearing that in mind, try to focus on what the game is trying to do rather than what it doesn't.

    If anyone can manage to make the adventures of a Spartan-born mercenary through an ancient Greek world filled with war, political intrigue, and creatures both mundane and mythic feel tedious or contrived, it's Ubisoft. Developed primarily by Ubi Quebec (AC: Syndicate,) this follow-up prequel (?!) to Origins improves on a few aspects, yet fails to capture the depth of character and lore that was present in Aya and Bayek's journey through Ubi Montreal's version of ancient Egypt. Confused yet? Don't worry. As I said: It isn't that deep.

    The expanded systems presented here come at the cost of being mostly shallow and overwhelmingly omnipresent. Player choice and consequence is touted as a feature, but rarely strays beyond an aesthetic or small effect on the path to your goals beyond the core plotlines. (Speaking of binary choices, do yourself a favor and go with Kassandra over Alexios in your choice of sibling to play. While voiced well, I found that the thought of listening to a typical dudebro character for hundreds of hours threatened what remains of my tenuous grip on sanity, so I immediately restarted and went with the strong, yet soothing tones of Kass.)

    I hope that you like combat, because your character is more gladiator than assassin. The repetitive and nearly constant nature of the fights in ACO mean that you'll want to specialize early, then expand and experiment later. (Hint: focus on "warrior" first.) Note: shields have been removed from the player's arsenal, so practice your parrying and dodging. No turtle tactics here.

    Love loot management? Good--because outside of button-mashing battles, the inventory and blacksmith menus will be your primary residence for the rest of your journey. Seriously. The meta-game and stat-management makes most MMOs seem straightforward.

    The visuals are nice, but seem a bit over-saturated and uniform in comparison to Origins--in spite of that world's large percentage of desert areas. The seas and landscapes can make for fantastic vistas, but to a somewhat lesser degree than its predecessor. The overall resolution and level of detail outside of cutscenes have also taken a hit (based on PS4 Pro,) but it may be a different story on other platforms. As for the audio work: It does the job, but nothing truly stands out. There are multiple layers to the aural landscape, though they are noticeably compressed and sound flat as a result.

    Story... Honestly, I've spent so many hours on random tasks, hunting mythological beasts, and sidequests that I can barely keep track of what exactly I was trying to accomplish in the first place. Something about family, an evil cult, and a spear. Oh yeah--the Spear! ...and your sibling...and...and...you know what? It doesn't matter. You have a quest log that's ten miles long and an inch deep. Enjoy the tales and drama as one would with any popcorn flick or TV series. Just don't take it too seriously.

    My advice? Play like a mercenary: Take frequent breaks, stop to enjoy the scenery, get into trouble, and you'll likely avoid burnout and probably have as much shallow fun as I have managed to squeeze out of the game. (Valhalla is 1.5 years old as I write this, so if Vikings and Norse mythology are more your speed--skip Odyssey and go berserk on that one. The whole Assassins vs. Templars thread has totally unraveled and been delegated to background material at this point, so choose your favorite flavor.)
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  6. Dec 30, 2020
    4
    A boring, dull, long and confusing game. After completing Origins I must say that this game is a disappointment. The only motivation to carryA boring, dull, long and confusing game. After completing Origins I must say that this game is a disappointment. The only motivation to carry on is to finish it off once and for all and never think about it again. This game doesn't have anything to do with the AC saga and the creed itself. For me it's the most overrated Assassin's of all. Expand
  7. Apr 18, 2020
    0
    Trash game I got to level 20 and quit because to hard to level up and story sucks and acting sucks and gameplay sucks and I was so hyped forTrash game I got to level 20 and quit because to hard to level up and story sucks and acting sucks and gameplay sucks and I was so hyped for it to and what’s with “timesavers” am I right Expand

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