Ancient Egypt. Once a prosperous and influential empire, now a crumbling civilization. Delve into this mysterious part of history and uncover the thrilling and dangerous tale behind the creation of the Assassins’ Brotherhood.
EGYPT AS YOUR PLAYGROUNDJourney through a country with the most diverse landscapes and wildlife ever seen in an Assassin’s Creed game. From the lush banks of the Nile to the hot deserts, you will come across forgotten tombs and legendary pyramids and encounter renowned figures. DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF THE CREEDExplore the story of the birth of the Brotherhood in a captivating adventure that takes place more than 2000 years before the present day.
ENJOY DEEPER RPG GAME MECHANICSEngage in numerous different quests to level up and unlock new skills. Each quest is a new story to explore. Craft your weapons to play the way you want it and master a whole new fight system.
Assassin’s Creed Origins manages to live up to the expectation that the preview event gave me. I dubbed it “near perfect” after that event, and the final product does not disappoint. A few pacing issues late in the story caused things to drag a little bit, and the loot system doesn’t remain intriguing after the first few hours, but finding a complaint beyond that is difficult. You can nitpick some of the graphical hiccups or complain about repetitive side quests, but even those manage to stay fun and interesting with all of the different styles of play. On a day with two other heavy hitting AAA games and an amazing TV show releasing simultaneously, your time and money are going to be precious commodities. With Game of the Year talks coming up, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a serious contender for the title in my book.
For those of you who were suffering from franchise fatigue, Assassin’s Creed Origins should cure your ailment. Ubisoft’s increased development time for the game brought a gigantic open-world full of stories, exciting battles, and a loot system that have you exploring for dozens of hours.
Ubisoft Montreal managed to make Egypt not only beautiful, but extremely atmospheric. When you’re admiring the city and a mounted patrol rushes past you, you always get that urge to step aside to avoid getting trampled, even though you know you can eviscerate them all in a blink of an eye. [Issue#225, p.32]
Assassin's Creed: Origins marks a new beginning for the series as this open-world prequel successfully merges the old and new. While not perfect, the result is still a deeply satisfying Egyptian playground that will revitalize your love for a series that was starting to fall by the wayside.
Naturally, once you've beaten the main quests you can continue exploring the world, and the biggest compliment I can give Origins is that I'd much rather be playing it than writing about it. It's a got a dazzling and beautiful setting, lots of enjoyable systems for mischief and mayhem, and has just the right amount of diversions and distractions to keep you busy without ever feeling like busywork. The extra year Ubisoft took with Origins didn't result in a completely new and novel experience, but it did provide one of the best games in the Assassin's Creed series.
This killer holiday in Egypt is definitely no boring. On the contrary, it is a pleasant excursion to the times, when the sphinx had a nose, and mysterious killers did not call themselves assassins. You cannot find a nicer version of an Ancient Egypt in any other game, and up to it it’s entertaining. A modest family story affects the whole empire at the end, and you will forgive a handful of bugs to its charismatic heroes, as well as the fact, that you have played the same pattern so many times, just in another scenery.
Why not think of Assassin’s Creed: Origins as a lovely and chill sightseer sim? It only took about forty hours of game tax to get here, but you’ve earned it.
October 18, 2018
First Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey weekly event has been canceled. Read more
October 8, 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey physical sales down 25% on Origins. Read more
September 26, 2018
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey unveils its launch trailer. Watch video
August 23, 2018
Assassin's Creed takes a break in 2019. Read more