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  • Summary: 16th-century China: The newly appointed Jiajing Emperor instigates a sudden and ruthless purge of all he felt were a threat to his recently-acquired throne, including the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. A youthful Assassin, Shao Jun, fled to the West to complete her training under the16th-century China: The newly appointed Jiajing Emperor instigates a sudden and ruthless purge of all he felt were a threat to his recently-acquired throne, including the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. A youthful Assassin, Shao Jun, fled to the West to complete her training under the legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore in the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers and has returned, determined to restore the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, players come back to Shao Jun’s story as she returns to China hell-bent on retribution. Her story takes players to famous locales including the Maijishan Grottoes, Port of Macau, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Armed with stealth, agility and a combination of deadly weapons and equipment including a sharp and swift jian, a secret shoe blade, lethal rope darts and daggers, players deliver payback to those who decimated the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. [Ubisoft] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 21, 2015
    85
    A successful 2.5D reinterpretation of Assassin's Creed world, thanks to rewarding stealth mechanics and charismatic and artsy environments.
  2. Apr 21, 2015
    80
    It may lack the presentation and high production values of a typical Ubisoft blockbuster, but this is enough of a departure to offer something a little different, even for those who tired of the series long ago.
  3. Apr 20, 2015
    73
    A little over halfway through the campaign, the gameplay starts to lose steam.
  4. Apr 30, 2015
    66
    Looks good, but needs to play better.
  5. Apr 21, 2015
    65
    Far from being a masterpiece, Assassin's Creed Chronicles China suffers from a difficulty level that's way too low, and a heavy inspiration from Mark of the Ninja. Nonetheless, the game brings some fun along, and fans of the IP should most likely enjoy it.
  6. May 26, 2015
    60
    Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is sadly a bit of a let down. Gorgeous to look at, fiddly to control and a tad dull to experience, this is yet another AC iteration that falls flat. A bold idea, poorly executed.
  7. 50
    Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China doesn't feel like an outcast, but its tedious and bland gameplay make it the ugly duckling of the Assassin's Creed franchise. That's not to say that it's a bad or awful game; it's simply boring and forgettable, despite featuring decent mechanics and great presentation values.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Apr 22, 2015
    10
    Beautiful game with really inventive level design! Works well in 2.5D and thoroughly enjoyed sneaking about the levels, reminds me a lot ofBeautiful game with really inventive level design! Works well in 2.5D and thoroughly enjoyed sneaking about the levels, reminds me a lot of Mark of the Ninja - and thats no bad thing! Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    Really fun and enjoyable game. I like how you can play full stealth or run and kill. Story is interesting since it is connected to Ezio andReally fun and enjoyable game. I like how you can play full stealth or run and kill. Story is interesting since it is connected to Ezio and also China is awesome location and I would definitely play 3D version. Visual design and cutscenes are nice. When I first played this on PC it wasn't as good because of controls. But on controller it is way better. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2015
    9
    Assassin's Creed Chronicles was an interesting road for the series to go down. Combat is weak in this version, yet, everything else seems toAssassin's Creed Chronicles was an interesting road for the series to go down. Combat is weak in this version, yet, everything else seems to work. The escape missions are a highlight to note as well. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2016
    6
    Really cool AC spinoff witch was free for gold users. That is why I played it and nit regret it. I gave 6 only because it is some kind of indyReally cool AC spinoff witch was free for gold users. That is why I played it and nit regret it. I gave 6 only because it is some kind of indy looks a like 2.5D game. Sometimes game can be challenging Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2022
    5
    An okayish stealth game and a bad AC creed game:

    Pros: + Watercolor visuals are interesting + The stealth gameplay works + Running
    An okayish stealth game and a bad AC creed game:

    Pros:
    + Watercolor visuals are interesting
    + The stealth gameplay works
    + Running sections are fun
    + It's totally doable to get 100% completion here

    Cons:
    - Some custscenes look like a 3d animated series from the 90s: i.e. everyone looks like plastic dools. (Other cutscenes look great, though. Hit & miss, hit & miss.)
    - Controls are okay, but not super precise due to 2,5d nature of the game. When doing 100% more often then not, I was trying to beat controls, not the game itself.
    - The color coding (red is climbable) doesn't have enough contrast, so it creates struggles sometimes. I missed a few alternative level routes due to that.
    - To get 100% only a no-kill policy is allowed. That's too harsh and limits gameplay styles to a great extent.
    - The historical & exploration aspects in this one are minimalistic at best. And they are the main draw of AC games for me. Now I want a full AC China creed game. This one only hinted at possibilities.
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  6. Jan 22, 2017
    5
    Tja. Eigentlich hat mich dieses Spiel so oft genervt wie keines in den letzten Jahren. 2D Plattformer (und Plattformer allgemein) sind sowiesoTja. Eigentlich hat mich dieses Spiel so oft genervt wie keines in den letzten Jahren. 2D Plattformer (und Plattformer allgemein) sind sowieso nicht mein Fall. Warum ich es gespielt habe? AC....

    Der einzige Aspekt warum ich hier 5* gebe, ist das Shao Jun, die erste weibliche Assassine die man spielen darf, eigentlich nichts falsch macht... außer von den Entwicklern in so ein Spiel gesteckt worden zu sein.
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  7. Sep 4, 2015
    0
    Just like ubi soft to let fans down. this game is complete trash. on top of screwing up assasins creed 5 they put out this crap game to makeJust like ubi soft to let fans down. this game is complete trash. on top of screwing up assasins creed 5 they put out this crap game to make up for it to us loyal fans as a sorry. so they slap us 2 times in the face Expand

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