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  • Summary: The first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming theThe first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming the role of the main character Altair, have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this pivotal moment in history. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. 100
    It's hard to put the sheer size and brilliance of Assassin's Creed into words. It is an epic game that you have to experience for yourself. I will caution that the game is not for the impatient or the faint of heart. While you can plow through the main storyline in under 20 hours, to truly get every single last shred of gaming goodness, you will probably have to put in twice that number.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    92
    About as atmospheric game as they come. The cities of the Holy Land are rendered so beautifully that simply exploring your surroundings feels exciting. It's a pity that there's really not much else to do than rush to your next assassination target. Fortunately, the core gameplay of climbing up walls and slicing up guards never gets boring. [Dec 2007]
  3. Even with "Halo 3" and "Bioshock" adding to my 360 game collection, Assassin’s Creed has stepped in and stopped me worrying about what to choose for our ‘Game Of The Year’ article this year. Clear enough for you?
  4. The open-world genre has never looked so good, but it could've played a bit more realistically given the subject matter. A few fewer Biblical references would've been nice, too.
  5. 80
    A game that attempts a lot of major development moves and it shows a lot of promise, even if it isn't always executed well.
  6. 70
    It attempts a lot of ambitious things and it almost succeeds at every one. But it's apparent that these grandiose ideas may have been a little too much to master the first go-round. But hey, at least the groundwork is laid for a killer sequel -- right, Ubisoft?
  7. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    No game, regardless of what it may be, can try and get away with developing one level and then replicating it over the course of 12 hours. A massive shame, because there are some truly breathtaking elements. [Issue 27, p.82]

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  1. Negative: 44 out of 335
  1. JulioD.
    Jun 12, 2008
    10
    Although not completely historically accurate. The game still has a fascinating and well thought out story with good replayable gameplay. Although not completely historically accurate. The game still has a fascinating and well thought out story with good replayable gameplay. This game also has awesome graphics and cool cutscenes. Each character is unique and important to storyline and dialog is interesting. Expand
  2. AliG.
    Nov 16, 2007
    10
    This simply an amazing game. You will be wowed when you play it and trust me....5 hours into the game, it only gets better and better. Simply This simply an amazing game. You will be wowed when you play it and trust me....5 hours into the game, it only gets better and better. Simply outstanding. Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2021
    9
    Has a great atmosphere, story, and graphics. It started this franchise and is amaxing for it’s time, although the gameplay is prettyHas a great atmosphere, story, and graphics. It started this franchise and is amaxing for it’s time, although the gameplay is pretty repetitive. Only play if you haven’t played an assassin’s creed game and want to start with the first one. Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2017
    8
    Este video juego está muy bien para ser del 2008. Tiene muchas limitaciones, pero la historia es buena, se repite las misiones con algunasEste video juego está muy bien para ser del 2008. Tiene muchas limitaciones, pero la historia es buena, se repite las misiones con algunas variantes. Incomoda que el personaje muera al caer al agua entre otras cosas. La pelea final es poca cosa debido al bajo presupuesto, pero da satisfacción vencer aunque eso depende como lo percibe el jugador. Sin embargo, es un buen comienzo a la saga.

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    This video game is very good to be from 2008. It has many limitations, but the story is good, the missions are repeated with some variants. It interferes that the character dies when falling into the water among other things. The final fight is little due to the low budget, but it gives satisfaction to win although that depends as the player perceives it. However, it's a good start to the saga.
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  5. Jun 7, 2013
    7
    I scored this a 7>

    The reason I did so was because AC 1 is probably one of the single most frustrating gaming experiences I have ever had.
    I scored this a 7>

    The reason I did so was because AC 1 is probably one of the single most frustrating gaming experiences I have ever had. And you probably all know why.

    The storyline is excellent, and the universe built by AC1 is extremely interesting but the game play... is not good. While "making sense" in terms of who Altair was (being that he was the rogue type assassin who was so good he was never caught, never got into fights with guards, and never killed innocents) it was nonetheless exceedingly frustrating to play.

    It was nothing less than an exercise in frustration and suffering because of how precise the game demands you be when moving.

    Definitely buy, if you haven't already. But be prepared to play this game in a number of short bursts.
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  6. Jan 13, 2012
    6
    It was ok but it was insanely reptitive and actually rather shallow if you think of it. The same mission objectives for every mission, CitiesIt was ok but it was insanely reptitive and actually rather shallow if you think of it. The same mission objectives for every mission, Cities look great but lack variety and looks the same, and it has no replay value. It was interesting but there are just too many flaws with it. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2016
    0
    This game is so horrible. I can't believe. Horrible game. Everything is horrible. I'll burn this game. I'll burn my console after played it.This game is so horrible. I can't believe. Horrible game. Everything is horrible. I'll burn this game. I'll burn my console after played it. I need burn everything. Expand

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