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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: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  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. Mar 23, 2018
    9
    In the past, Assassin's Creed DLC's have been a mixed bag. For every "Freedom Cry" we have a "Tyranny of King Washington". After Origins greatIn the past, Assassin's Creed DLC's have been a mixed bag. For every "Freedom Cry" we have a "Tyranny of King Washington". After Origins great first expansion, The Hidden Ones, this second expansion has proven itself to be the best Assassin's Creed DLC to date. The new locations are all fantastic in their own right. The large city, Thebes, is just as great as the base game cities and the undying lands are all unique and special. The story is also great and changes it up from the base game. Where the base game story became repetitive and boring, this expansion keeps the story moving forward and never slows down. If you liked the base game you will love The Curse of the Pharaohs. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2018
    8
    Curse of the Pharaohs is a massive expansion, even larger than The Hidden Ones. You get half of the base game's map with new areas known asCurse of the Pharaohs is a massive expansion, even larger than The Hidden Ones. You get half of the base game's map with new areas known as the afterlife, which is hugely innovative. I love that boss fights are much harder and they have unique mechanics that enhance the fight. The endgame is also awesome where you fight enemies three levels above the maximum level of the character, meaning a challenge is imminent.

    The length and story was a lot of fun and Ubisoft is showing some strong performances with ACO DLC's. My only issue was the lack of closure which is reflected in the end of the story here. It doesn't seem to tie into the main story like the last DLC. Another issue was the roaming enemies were just randoms that didn't tie into a side quest, which was a missed chance.

    I strongly recommend this DLC to anyone that enjoyed ACO and has tried the first DLC. It's totally worth the time. 8/10.
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