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  • Summary: Curse of the Pharaohs, the third major expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, takes Bayek to find a mysterious artifact in Thebes, where he immediately runs into much more than he bargained for. Instead of the mortal and deceitful Order of the Ancients, he finds undead pharaohsCurse of the Pharaohs, the third major expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, takes Bayek to find a mysterious artifact in Thebes, where he immediately runs into much more than he bargained for. Instead of the mortal and deceitful Order of the Ancients, he finds undead pharaohs materializing in the streets and slaughtering civilians. The Pharaoh's Curse, as the locals call it, likely has something to do with all the grave robbers treating the Valley of the Kings like a strip mine for antiquities, forcing Bayek to hunt down key artifacts linked to each pharaoh in order to put them to rest. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 18, 2018
    100
    I really enjoyed The Curse of the Pharaohs, because it was a lot of fun to explore the brand new map. The team at Ubisoft really outdid themselves with how beautiful the Afterlife looked, and the new enemy types.
  2. Mar 12, 2018
    90
    Curse of the Pharaohs is an expansion with full game flavor. An unbeatable level of quality/price ratio that we did not see since Blood & Wine for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or Hot Wheels for Forza Horizon 3.
  3. Mar 21, 2018
    90
    Curse of the Pharaohs offers an interesting new storyline, focusing on the controversial Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Include that with new abilities, sidequests and characters and you have quite the package for twenty euros.
  4. Mar 20, 2018
    80
    Assassin's Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs is a great expansion that does a fantastic job of bringing ancient Egypt's spiritual side to life. Channelling the creativity of a clearly talented team, the DLC breaks the series' historical shackles and provides a memorable adventure packed with cool boss encounters. Curse of the Pharaohs is right up there with the best that Ubisoft's franchise has to offer.
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    80
    There are 12 hours or so of content in The Curse of the Pharaohs, and while it isn't all good, the pieces that are good, are very good. So good, in fact, that it takes Assassin's Creed Origins and puts it on par - or even ahead! - of Black Flag for best Assassin's Creed game of all time.
  6. Mar 20, 2018
    80
    Bayek returns to see Ubisoft deliver his highest artistic performance ever in the Assassins’ brand, with astonishing settings and brand new enemies and characters. We didn’t need Bayek’s too-trustful missions again, but a 13-hour campaign, a more strategic combat system and a balanced difficulty complete a recipe any AC Origins’ fan should try.
  7. Mar 21, 2018
    75
    New surroundings and a twist to the story are exactly what Assassin's Creed Origins needed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mar 14, 2018
    10
    Okay, as much as it pains me to give Ubisoft a glowing review about anything, holy god did they hit it out of the park with this game! COTPOkay, as much as it pains me to give Ubisoft a glowing review about anything, holy god did they hit it out of the park with this game! COTP was a stunning denouement for AC Origins. While the main game and THO have a more down-to-earth feel (as much as an AC game can anyway...stop thinking about the Trials bosses, I said stop it!), COTP is a beautiful dose of dark fantasy and surrealism that juxtaposes the main game and first DLC nicely. It adds even more depth to an already wonderful game.

    The one criticism I've heard is that AC Origins wishes it was the Witcher 3. Well, The Witcher 3 is probably my favorite game of all time. When it came out we saw article after article about how it was becoming the gold standard for open world adventure games. Why shouldn't AC Origins have taken notes and followed a similar formula? That's what a standard means. I think it worked out fantastically too. Honestly, I couldn't give a rat's behind if we saw more open world adventure games done in this style. I'll never get tired of them so long as the story is compelling and the content is rich. Check and check.
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  2. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    Beautiful, weird, odd but I’m all the right ways. This DLC does something different and excels at it. Definitely worth the $25 by far! AnBeautiful, weird, odd but I’m all the right ways. This DLC does something different and excels at it. Definitely worth the $25 by far! An extra 20 hours for that price? That’s bascially $1 an hour. Expand
  3. May 4, 2018
    10
    Adds quite well to the game. Interesting new story, long-ish campaign and nice bit of new story. I liked this expansion more than I liked theAdds quite well to the game. Interesting new story, long-ish campaign and nice bit of new story. I liked this expansion more than I liked the original game and after finishing this expansion, I returned back to the original game map to do secondary quests. Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2020
    8
    Whilst elements of the gameplay were very repetitive in parts, I actually enjoyed The Curse of the Pharaohs more than I did the originalWhilst elements of the gameplay were very repetitive in parts, I actually enjoyed The Curse of the Pharaohs more than I did the original Origin's game (which at times felt like it was trying too hard to emulate Ezio from earlier games). Amazing visuals, interesting boss opponents, and using the most of the mythology of Ancient Egypt to deliver a unique experience. Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2020
    8
    Unlike the previous DLC, this one brings real new content AND gameplay. Very nice extension of the original game/universe which is a pleasureUnlike the previous DLC, this one brings real new content AND gameplay. Very nice extension of the original game/universe which is a pleasure to explore Expand
  6. Jun 1, 2021
    8
    Amazing dlc. Really unique going to the afterlife and just a lot of content within the dlc. Probably a 8.5 highly recommend it.
  7. May 24, 2019
    1
    The Animus levels ruin the whole experience. Whichever product manager thought that was a good idea, should be fired.

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