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  • Summary: Set in mysterious Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. And discover the origin story ofSet in mysterious Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. And discover the origin story of the Assassin's Brotherhood. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 53 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Oct 26, 2017
    100
    As beautiful as it is deadly, Origins’ Egyptian playground is finally everything you wanted the Creed to be.
  2. 90
    This is the best game in the Assassin’s Creed series. That extra year of development time has really helped Ubisoft find its creative centre again, and craft something that feels both fresh and energised. I could take or leave the shifts in gameplay to make this more like the loot-grind RPG-likes that dominate blockbuster game development now, but when Ubisoft is playing so beautifully within a fascinating period of history, all I care about is how utterly engrossed I am with the storytelling.
  3. 90
    Assassin's Creed Origins is a triumph, taking the series back to the beginning and allowing players to partake in the genesis of the war between the Templars and the Brotherhood of Assassins.
  4. Oct 26, 2017
    84
    Origins is a great game that relies heavily on its setting to make an impact on the player. Its gameplay also evolves, and although it still has some of the issues the series have been suffering in the last few entries, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. If you’ve ever been interested in the series, don’t miss this one.
  5. Nov 1, 2017
    80
    Assassin's Creed Origins has vastly improved combat and an astoundingly beautiful world to explore, but it felt a little afraid of going all in with its new direction.
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    80
    After taking a year off, Assassin's Creed is going through a transitional period and taking players back to the very founding of the Brotherhood in Ancient Egypt is symbolic of that. The vast new setting, the improved combat system and moving the series towards being a real action RPG have injected this series with a new life.
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    60
    Assassin’s Creed: Origins offers an engrossing and deeply satisfying open world in the lands of Egypt. Gorgeous visuals make it a lovely place to explore with rich environments. Still, the excessive amount of bugs at launch are devastating and hampered my experience significantly. Add to that a poorly paced narrative devoid of substantial character development and a battle system that fails to meet its full potential and I can't help but feel something important is missing, Regardless, Assassin's Creed: Origins has a lot to offer new and old fans alike - though the state of its technical performance at launch is highly questionable.

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  1. Dec 11, 2017
    10
    AC Origins is the Best Assassin`s Creed game since AC 2 with It`s new sense of direction. A lot of reviewers deemed the combat as a negativeAC Origins is the Best Assassin`s Creed game since AC 2 with It`s new sense of direction. A lot of reviewers deemed the combat as a negative ,but it is actually better in every way than it was in the past 10 years. They managed to make it fun and challenging instead of making you a demi-god from it`s first few minutes. I love how they went back into ancient times as it is here where the series truly shines with their weapons, scenery and allowing the developers to run wild with their imagination. The main character Bayek is the most realistic AC character in the series. Yeah he might not be the playboy bunny like Ecio ,but he is neither the dull justice addicted Konnor Hathaway. Bayek is just a caring husband with his few moments and that is honestly enough for him to drive the narrative. So is the game truly a 10/10? No. But many reviewers below me complete the game on platinum with +100 hours and still rate it a 2/10 which is ridiculous. Of course it has it`s problems like the side quests that are just mindless grind without any sense of importance ,but it gets an A for effort to put a fresh taste into a dying series. I recommend this game to veterans and newcomers alike even on full price. Now only if they could delete those loot boxes... Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2017
    10
    Best game i have ever played! So much to do and explore. I would say it is almost as good as the witcher 3!!! The combat in my opinion isBest game i have ever played! So much to do and explore. I would say it is almost as good as the witcher 3!!! The combat in my opinion is great and love the story! Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Played for a couple hours I have no issues at all, everything runs smooth for me and the game has not crashed.

    Visuals are amazing, I love
    Played for a couple hours I have no issues at all, everything runs smooth for me and the game has not crashed.

    Visuals are amazing, I love that you get flashback missions not just cutscenes when something big happens like killing a high-rank enemy, giving you a backstory to the point of why your taking down this high rank masked one etc. the map is quite big bigger than any AC universe and if you wanna 100% this game then it will take you some time.

    Struggling a little with combat I'm so used to countering then killing like all the other AC games if you think the combat is simple compared to the other games your in for a little surprise!

    YES! there is a Helix credit system, so for people who don't have time to grind can buy in-game currency to spend and some weapons can be unlocked via Uplay credits which are free to earn via your Uplay account anyway. I personally don't buy in-game content at all and only believe that if micro-transactions are on multiplayer games it is unfair.... for single player games the only things you buy with your real money for in-game currency..... if you even want to buy them only affects your personal experience for campaign, not like GTA Online, Battlefield, Battlefront 1 & 2 Loot Packs etc etc so for single player content i don't mind but I personally don't buy content from any game I play!

    Apart from that 10/10 definately an upgrade for syndicate and the bugged monster Unity!

    Would recommend.
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  4. Feb 17, 2019
    8
    Gameplay/Mechanics: 8.5
    Sound/Music: 8.5
    Graphics/Art: 9
    Story/Atmosphere: 8
    OVERALL: 8.5/10
  5. Nov 2, 2017
    7
    best assassins creed i've played in ages to be honest i enjoyed this much more than i did shadow of war this feels like a step in the rightbest assassins creed i've played in ages to be honest i enjoyed this much more than i did shadow of war this feels like a step in the right direction for series which i have to say where very average games in my opinion the eygpt setting is very interesting on the whole a good game i think plenty of hours of fun to be had Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2018
    5
    Disclaimer: This is a quick and dirty little text, with no aspiration to achieve linguistic eloquence - I was disappointed and just want toDisclaimer: This is a quick and dirty little text, with no aspiration to achieve linguistic eloquence - I was disappointed and just want to share my impression of the game.
    A long time ago, I was playing Assassin's Creed 1 for a couple of hours and Black Flag for a couple of more hours, but faded off from both due to boredom. After all this positive reviews, stating that this is kind of a refresh to the series, I thought I'd give it another try - maybe there is some joy in it - like I had with 150 hours in Witcher 3 or 70 hours with Horizon. But sadly: No, not - at - all. If you're like me and never got warm with the Ubisoft open worlds (the only game I have finished was Far Cry 3): This game has no different feeling to it than the others. In a nutshell:
    >> great graphics, although less detail work in comparison to other open world games
    >> awful storytelling
    >> bad character development and introduction (a grown man behaving like a 15 year old greenhorn)
    >> clunky and boring combat system
    >> lacking content in comparison to the size of the world
    >> no authentic feeling of ancient Egypt
    >> bugs
    >> Ubisoft-Club ingame promo

    So, in conclusio: I will not finish the game too soon or maybe not at all. It is still entertaining for maybe 1-2 hours per week, but after 12 hours in the game nothing interesting happened and (I'm sorry) I can't even deal with this evil face old kid main character.
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  7. Nov 15, 2019
    0
    Ubisoft ran out of ideas again so they decided to copy Witcher 3 and Dark Souls. You will see everything there is to see in the first 10 hoursUbisoft ran out of ideas again so they decided to copy Witcher 3 and Dark Souls. You will see everything there is to see in the first 10 hours of this game. The rest of it is more of the same copy/pasted a billion times in typical Ubisoft fashion. It is at least better than the pile of garbage that was Syndicate but that's not a huge compliment. Horrible horrible game. Just like the Witcher 3. Expand

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