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  • Summary: 20 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, 'JACK THE RIPPER' has embarked on a brutal reign of terror that shocks London to its core and threatens the very existence of the Brotherhood of Assassins.

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Jack The Ripper Announcement Trailer - Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Sony TGS 2015
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 7, 2016
    90
    My only proper complaint would have to be the the expansion offers not enough weapon variety so you can't take out enemies in different ways. That's a shame. Other than that, I absolutely loved it.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 16, 2016
    80
    A genuinely atmospheric and often disturbing yarn that Ripper and Creed fans shouldn't miss. [Feb 2016, p.88]
  3. Dec 18, 2015
    78
    A good DLC that fails in delivering a relevant or differential amount of content, but manages to entertain while it lasts.
  4. Jan 7, 2016
    75
    Striking fear into Evie’s enemies may be a bit overpowered, and Jack may not be the formidable bad guy we hoped he would be, but this DLC is still a fun adventure that serves as a nice excuse to return to Assassin’s Creed’s take on Victorian-Era London.
  5. Dec 17, 2015
    70
    Jack the Ripper can't aspire to reach the heights that Syndicate did. But, it also doesn't suffer the same setbacks. In a game where open-world strain can become a serious problem, this add-on is a mostly-focused reprieve. Sure, there are some fumbling moments, but there are also some elegantly-handled ones. Given the difficult source material and the obvious danger of stumbling, Jack the Ripper mostly doesn't, and that feels like a best-case outcome.
  6. 70
    Jack The Ripper's inclusion into the game isn't jarring, nor is his arc [un]interesting, although its story lacks the kind of detail that would've made for a narrative home run. On the other hand, the gameplay is solid and it's surprisingly deep overall, making it a worthy purchase for fans of the series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 23, 2016
    9
    Awesome AC DLC. Too bad I was not able to play it out as Jack all the way through. However, you are getting new weapons, few new systemsAwesome AC DLC. Too bad I was not able to play it out as Jack all the way through. However, you are getting new weapons, few new systems introduced and art direction is slightly changed. Highly recommended! Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2016
    8
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper was so exciting to play. Playing as Jack was so terrifying, yet also quite exciting. It was alsoAssassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper was so exciting to play. Playing as Jack was so terrifying, yet also quite exciting. It was also nice to see Evie take the spotlight. Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2020
    8
    산업혁명 시기 특유의 어두움과 당시 유행했던 탐정물들을 잘 활용한 추리 요소들, 그리고 공포라는 추가된 게임요소는 정말 본작보다 재밌었다. 덤으로 이비의 중년 모습 그리고 살인 사건 현장과 범죄자 내면의 연출 그리고 여전한 풍광묘사는 너무나도 재밌었다.산업혁명 시기 특유의 어두움과 당시 유행했던 탐정물들을 잘 활용한 추리 요소들, 그리고 공포라는 추가된 게임요소는 정말 본작보다 재밌었다. 덤으로 이비의 중년 모습 그리고 살인 사건 현장과 범죄자 내면의 연출 그리고 여전한 풍광묘사는 너무나도 재밌었다.
  4. Dec 19, 2015
    7
    Assassins Creed Syndicate Jack The Ripper
    Some cool new features and some not so cool features.
    Jack the ripper is a DLC with 10 main
    Assassins Creed Syndicate Jack The Ripper
    Some cool new features and some not so cool features.
    Jack the ripper is a DLC with 10 main missions and a bunch of side activities.
    Much like the main game, in Jack the ripper you play as 2 characters,
    This time as a much older Evie fry and jack the ripper himself
    The introduction to this dlc is great and sets up a great tone for a letdown of an experience.
    You start out the DLC as jack the ripper just destroying everything in your path
    This honestly should have been the the dlc.. playing the whole way through as jack the ripper
    Put a primary focus on a fun and epic brute campaign… but this sadly isn’t what we got.
    This dlc introduces a fear system, both Evie and jack have spikes and fear bombs that can scare enemies to make them nervous to not bother you or to occasionally kill each other…
    Jack the ripper has a scream... this fear system comes in handy many times thanks to the boring don’t kill anyone or get detected optional objectives.
    At first they are cool, but this gimmick gets old quick.
    You play back and forth between jack and Evie,
    No one knows who this jack the ripper guy is, but everyone is pointing at Jacob and Evie, so she sets out to solve this mystery and clear her names…
    This dlc is more of the same you get in the main campaign, just not as fleshed out.
    You get a couple assassination missions and everything else is look at clues, or do this without being detected.
    You’ll go to a couple new locations not in the main game, but by locations I mean buildings, not towns or cities.
    This game only takes place in 2 sections of the original gam, which brings me to the not so cool added feature... lag
    IF you’re on foot the whole time you have nothing to worry about, but do any of the side missions involving a cart and you’ll notice an insane lag that makes ps2 era games look like they run like ps4 games, and texture pop in problems.
    Not quite sure how a smaller standalone has issues keeping up compared to the much larger main game.
    Also added are new quests such as lieutenant hunts that are essentially Templar hunts with more targets, fight clubs and cargo based missions again, jack the ripper letters where you have to drive a carriage stealfully.,. And the game still can’t keep up... as well as brothel aka liberation missions with half naked women instead of children, and walk of shame missions where you have to shame a man that gets his jollies out of being abusive to prostitutes
    That’s basically it, you get a story with no pay off, and slow paced boring side activities.
    There’s just nothing worth seeing in this Jack the Ripper DLC…
    For what it is
    Action Adventure Stealth Games
    7/10
    overall:
    6.5/10
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  5. Jan 28, 2016
    6
    This DLC was a bitter shame for me. The 2015 entry of Syndicate for me was perfect (haven't written my review yet but i'd rate it a 9/10); forThis DLC was a bitter shame for me. The 2015 entry of Syndicate for me was perfect (haven't written my review yet but i'd rate it a 9/10); for AC standards relatively glitch free, simple yet inciting story and duality of having 2 characters (Evie Frye is quite possibly the best assassin since Ezio) and the most gorgeous setting imaginable. I rate the main game highly.

    However, the DLC is basically a product of Ubisoft main crime, particular with the AC franchise (although they are a very good publisher generally) - the DLC is rushed. Loving the period of history, this DLC came out just 2 months after the base game...firstly, with the announcement of a well needed attempt to space out the franchise, going on hiatus on a very good main game, the DLC had all the time in the world to develop.

    Now this wouldn't be a problem if the quick turn-around produced equal quality, but it simply doesn't. The intentions are there for ingenuity; a new fear mechanic, an aged Evie who is somehow just as badass, Jack the Ripper sections and the rightful (in my opinion) constriction of the map to Whitechapel and City of London. The execution however, ruined what could have been a good DLC.

    The story is okay, but nothing special. Certainty worth playing but not engrossing and has no replay value; the main game really draws me into certain facets of the London Underworld, and this just....doesn't. Also why the hell is the Rooks your enemy in this one? A gang you brought up to fight the Starrick Empire now is fighting its creator? For what reason? Doesn't say.

    The fear mechanic is cheesy and illogical; throwing fire bombs to scare people as Evie, and a supernatural screech for Jack? Come on. It doesn't really do much for me, and although it was a bit of fun for the first 3 memories or so it gets old FAST and the DLC is too reliant on it.

    THE DLC is also comparability difficulty. Players like me who maxed out the game (1000/1000G) equated to having all the skills and perks. The DLC removes all of these. If you earned the skill to restrain a kidnapped enemy? Now they won't. If you earned the skill to not make enemies go for you in the streets? Now they will. Now I understand that there is a constricted map so you could argue that this should keep the player busy and not bored by the enemies are relentless and ALL level 10/11. Considering to max out the DLC you need to 100% the whole DLC, for the side objectives this is ANNOYING.

    Which brings me onto my next point. The side missions are even more monotonous than in the main game. 5/6 TRUE variants (some missions are "different" but in reality do the same thing) and add virtually nothing to the story.

    Finally, and my main qualm, is that the DLC is visibly glitchy. We aren't talking Unity, but for a 2015 game from a first class developer this simply isn't good enough. These glitches vary from stabbing air, to in completable side objectives, to freezing and poor frame rates to boot.

    The focus on the negative in this review is purely based on my disappointment after the refreshing nature of Syndicate. Yes, it can be fun. Yes, it's not a "bad" DLC. But is just okay. It's bland, and given the topic matter that simply seems madness to me; it's Jack the Ripper, the most famous unsolved serial killer in history. The gameplay, execution and such are suitable for a tale of a shoplifting fine, not Jack the Ripper. For people who enjoyed the base game, especially completionists, its worth playing but if you're not bothered about a plat or max GS i wouldn't bother.

    6/10.
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  6. Aug 21, 2018
    6
    Un DLC étonnant par la manière dont le développeur a intégré le sinistre Jack l'éventreur dans son propre folklore et sa propre histoire (pourUn DLC étonnant par la manière dont le développeur a intégré le sinistre Jack l'éventreur dans son propre folklore et sa propre histoire (pour autant que l'on puisse encore parler d'histoire dans la mythologie foutraque des Assassin's Creed, cela va sans dire...!).

    Quoi qu'il en soit, on a là une petite histoire bien construite et carrément plus motivante que celle du jeu principal : c'est tout-à-fait plausible et fort bien agencé ma foi. Evie va donc devoir remonter la piste du psychopathe via des missions assez variées dans un quartier de Londres particulièrement glauque...

    Avec ses inédits "instruments de terreur", notre assassine (assassinette ?) a pris de la bouteille, soit 20 ans de plus dans les dents -on a un peu de mal à la reconnaître, je crois qu'ils se sont un peu loupés sur ce coup-là- et peut inspirer la frayeur à ses ennemis au moyen de bombes spéciales ou d'éliminations violentes mais non létales... tout dans l'esbroufe donc ! et ce serait vraiment amusant s'il ne s'agissait à chaque fois de QTE de merde (pléonasme) à appliquer.

    Le combat a été quelque peu modifié et les ennemis sont plus retors que jamais et plus costauds, ce qui énerve un brin : il faut dire que déjà dans le jeu original, il faut enchaîner les "combos" (cons-beaux-beaufs-bofs) comme un dératé sans s'arrêter et franchement, ça gave. Heureusement, l'infiltration largement conseillée est toujours aussi efficace et bien faite.

    On note lors de la petite campagne quelques missions d'investigation, similaires à celles d'ACU avec recherches d'indices à la clé, ce qui s'avère plus chiant qu'intéressant à dire vrai ; par ailleurs, si les nouvelles activités ont le mérite d'apporter un peu d'air frais, elles sont assez bancales pour la plupart. Le reste des **** à-côtés consiste à faire le ménage comme de coutume à des endroits bien définis.

    Avec son ambiance plus délétère et sa bonne histoire, le DLC convainc donc sans peine mais pâtit de choix discutables qui ont dégradé la jouabilité sur certains points. Mi-figue mi-raisin, un DLC somme toute très honnête mais perfectible.
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  7. Feb 7, 2016
    1
    This DLC is utter garbage. AC3 is the worst of the series but at least the DLCs weren't bad. This DLC is bad. Let's start with the crapThis DLC is utter garbage. AC3 is the worst of the series but at least the DLCs weren't bad. This DLC is bad. Let's start with the crap story that Ubisoft created to somehow tie Jack into the assassin's rather than simply letting Jack stand on his own since he is one of the most well known people in history. Furthermore you are dropped into London again but nothing you built up in the main game matters. You don't even get all of London to run around it. It's basic a sandbox of London. The side events are the same boring things in the main game.

    The new fear element is stuff down your throat whether you want it or not. Personally I found it to be a plot point with no real justification or purpose. But I was forced to use it through the entire game for objectives and because they took away all your real skills. The Jack sections were utterly stupid and meaningless.

    Now the bugs, they are worse than Unity. This is the only game that has managed to crash my Xbox. Graphic glitches are everywhere. On more than 1 occasion I was beating down someone and they just disappeared. Side activities also tended to reset in the middle of them for no particular reason. In one case I completed an objective and it showed me a message as such. When the level completed it said I didn't complete it and gave me no extra credit. But when I went back in the Progression Log it showed it as completed. Another glitch was horses getting stuck on invisible walls.

    Finally the latest update causes the store to open whenever Syndicate is started and I'm given the option to install Ubi Club. Attention Ubisoft - I AM NOT INSTALLING YOUR CRAP. Even worse is that you sit through the Syndicate loading screen, get sent to the store, click cancel and you then have to select the DLC and sit through another loading screen and store redirect. What kind of genius thought that was a good idea.
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