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  • Summary: Write your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. Forge your destiny in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices.

    Features: * LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from outcast
    Write your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. Forge your destiny in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices.

    Features:

    * LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from outcast to legendary Spartan hero.
    * ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS - Explore an entire country full of unexpected encounters in untamed environments and bustling ancient cities.
    * CHOOSE YOUR PATH - Your choices shape the world around you. Play in a living world that constantly reacts to your every decision.
    * FIGHT EPIC BATTLES - Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
    * SAIL THE AEGEAN SEA - Recruit crewmembers and customize your ship as you explore and battle your way on the open seas.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    100
    If you love the Assassin’s Creed games then this is one of the best, even though it’s not a million miles away from the stunning Origins.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    92
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey's open-world adventure through ancient Greece is a gorgeous thrill, and the best the series has ever been.
  3. 90
    If you have the time and patience, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is worth a look, if not for the meandering plot and lore, than for the history porn, the earnest humor, and the massive, mystery-filled world.
  4. Oct 3, 2018
    88
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey comes close to be the best title of the series to date, with a much-improved narrative design, an interesting main storyline and an overhauled gameplay inherited from last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins.
  5. 85
    Odyssey puts player freedom front and centre in a way the games never have before, while also taking in perhaps the most fun and gorgeous location we've seen so far.
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    84
    Assassin's Creed: Odyssey builds on everything good Origins introduced, but with a bit lower quality stories and adding some new systems that end up being not so impressive. Overall, though, it's still a very solid open world game with lots of content and some very gorgeous visuals. It won't amaze you as Origins did, but it'll still provide tens of hours of quality play.
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    80
    Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 195
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    This is my XBox One game of the year!

    I honestly thought that title would go to RDR2 but that game is actually a small disappointment.
    This is my XBox One game of the year!

    I honestly thought that title would go to RDR2 but that game is actually a small disappointment.

    Let's start by saying that the graphics here are absolutely stunning. The World, here ancient Greece, is absolutely breathtaking and of a massive scale. By far the best I have seen so far, rivaling with the Witcher 3's expansive world (without The Witcher's expansions of course).

    Then there's combat, surprisingly fun and visceral. Controls are the opposite of the clunkyness of RDR2. They feel natural, aiming with a bow is awesome (and doesn't stop after 2 seconds...really Rockstar?)

    The Naval game is extremely fun and adds a lot to the game, as mercenaries and Cultists do.

    This game would be absolutely perfect had the writing been better. Way too many uninspired fetch quests tarnish the main campaign, which is, in itself, quite ok if not excellent, and create unnecessary feel of repetition.

    ABSOLUTELY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
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  2. Nov 11, 2018
    10
    It's bigger and better than Origins in pretty much every way except imo the location isn't as nice but the graphics are far more polished. ItIt's bigger and better than Origins in pretty much every way except imo the location isn't as nice but the graphics are far more polished. It looks incredible in 4k on the X and the story while far from perfect is still ok. It's probably an 8.5. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    This is may not play anything like the old games but is that such a bad thing? What you're getting here is a huge beautiful game world toThis is may not play anything like the old games but is that such a bad thing? What you're getting here is a huge beautiful game world to explore on both land and sea set in the best setting: Ancient Greece. And you get to play exactly the way you want. Choice is the biggest addition here, allowing you choose dialogue options and make decisions that affect the story, choose your own playstyle; combat or stealth, you even get to choose to play as Alexios or Kassandra who have totally different personalities. I'm glad This franchise went full RPG because though it may be as good as the witcher, it comes pretty damn close.

    One of the games of the year. 10/10.
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  4. Mar 9, 2021
    8
    The game has incredible graphics, but with rendering delights, the map is very alive, full of people in the cities, varied animals in theThe game has incredible graphics, but with rendering delights, the map is very alive, full of people in the cities, varied animals in the forests and in the ocean too, with many shipwrecks to plunder while fighting with sharks. The Ancient Greece of the game is very faithful, with MANY historical sites and statues, the game provides a very unique experience of visiting these places that today are only ruins and gives you texts about the history of these places. The story is very good, but a little cliché. The equipment system is very addictive, you always want to see a new armor at the beginning of the game, each piece of armor changes the look of the character. The equipment has a minimum level to be equipped. If your weapon or armor is at a much lower level than yours, you can go to the blacksmith to improve that item, or carve it to give it some extra skill.
    Stealth is in the game, however, you can only stealthily assassinate an enemy if it is at most two levels higher than yours. Each mission has a recommended level, and often, especially at the end of the game (the player is hyped to see the outcome of the story) the level of the mission can be more than TEN more than yours, forcing you to spend a lot of time doing side missions and grinding, unless you buy armor, weapons, xp, resources, crew for the ship, and other things with your real money. Practically all the customization items on the boat, like sailing, decorations on the ship's tip and crew skin, skins for the horse, are paid, which would be much better to release more of these items on missions.
    The story of the game is about before the assassins exist, it is about the origin of the Templars, which was because of disagreement with the Templars that the Order of Assassins was created, so that is why the game does not focus so much on stealth
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  5. Oct 12, 2018
    7
    As a lover of Ancient Greece and Greek mythology, I loved the setting of AC:Odyssey from the get go.

    The GOOD The open world is so
    As a lover of Ancient Greece and Greek mythology, I loved the setting of AC:Odyssey from the get go.

    The GOOD

    The open world is so pretty :) And the dynamic weather makes the world really immersive.
    It does not bring anything truly ground breaking and new to the franchise true, being more an amalgam of game features from previous games, however in some cases existing mechanics are expanded like naval combat, abilities and inventory.
    I particularly like Kassandra of the two playable characters, because of her voice acting and her personality.

    The BAD

    On the negative side of things I've had a few glaring bugs, some funny, some just down right annoying and a crash or two, which is never cool :(

    The story doesn't really make sense, and I don't really like that you have to pause it just to get to the appropriate level to continue. It LITERALLY took me out of the story :/

    I don't like the idea of micro-transactions in games that are forced upon you because the game is deliberately being slow.

    The MEH

    I don't find the genre shift to RPG bothersome as I myself am a lover of RPG. True, the RPG elements such as dialogue choices don't make much sense lore-wise, but eh, I don't really care.

    I didn't care about the mercenary system, ended up spending a lot of my drachmae just to play without the obligatory mercenary tailing me.
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  6. Jun 24, 2020
    6
    400 years before 'ORIGINS'?

    If you liked ORIGINS and thought it was a great game and an interesting change for a franchise that just needs
    400 years before 'ORIGINS'?

    If you liked ORIGINS and thought it was a great game and an interesting change for a franchise that just needs a bit of enchaining, this one will disappoint you (a lot).

    ODYSSEY feels like a twice-as-big bootleg version of ORIGINS. While the graphics were simply outstanding and beautiful, the animation, especially mouth movements, were embarrassing.

    I hated playing this game, I really did. I genuinely wanted to stop several times and just 'quit'.
    I feel the next games of Assassin's Creed are going to be more detached of what it means to be an AC game, which is one of my most notable criticisms of ORIGINS. I don't think this open-world thing is good for the franchise at all. It's not fun to play AC anymore, not even the mythology could save ODYSSEY.

    I will definitely be skipping the next one if it's just another 'more annoying version of Origins'. I really really hope for a serious change, cause this isn't working for me or other fans of the franchise. I really can't believe people are handing out 10s for this.
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  7. Dec 2, 2021
    0
    The worst assassin ever. Don't buy this game never. Ubisoft just killed a great series. And will dancing on it. Maniacal donate and ****The worst assassin ever. Don't buy this game never. Ubisoft just killed a great series. And will dancing on it. Maniacal donate and **** grinding 100+ hours. Ubisoft dead. Expand

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