Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Origins

Last updated date: June 11, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

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We looked at the top 1 PS4 Games and dug through the reviews from 14 of the most popular review sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Trends, BestReviews, Tech Radar, 10 Pro Buy, GameSpot, Polygon, Push Square, Kotaku, Game Axis, Game Informer, Destructoid and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best PS4 Game you should buy.

Overall Take

Newly revitalized, Ubisoft "Assassin's Creed Origins" offers striking worldbuilding detail, even when you're in the middle of the desert. The changes move it in the direction of an RPG, but at heart it's still a stealth action game. For those who have 4K capabilities, this is the game that will best offer that level of resolution. In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Ubisoft Ubisoft Assassin's Creed Origins placed 3rd when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.8
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
2,614 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the revitalisation I was desperately hoping for. My cautious optimism has been rewarded by an excellent open-world adventure that could lead to an exciting future for Ubisoft’s blockbuster franchise.
- Trusted Reviews
May 3, 2018 | Full review
This is also the biggest and most connected map we’ve seen in an Assassin's Creed game. Even the seemingly-empty desert regions having their own treats, like the breathtaking view from the highest elevation point, with an impressive draw distance, whether you’re playing on Xbox One X or PlayStation 4.
- IGN
October 27, 2017 | Full review
Assassin’s Creed Origins is what happens when you make a game without a vision for how players are supposed to engage with it.
- Digital Trends
A huge open-world map and very engaging storyline. Combat is more demanding and dynamic than in previous entries of the series. Very few bugs since the day one patch. Excellent graphics, with a 4K option.
- BestReviews
Its open world isn’t…well honestly, this might actually be one of the most impressive virtual spaces I’ve ever seen, so credit where it’s due there.
- Forbes
Unsurprisingly, the playground Ubisoft has built in Assassin’s Creed Origins is visually stunning. It always is.
- Tech Radar
October 26, 2017 | Full review
The biggest change the improvement group has consolidated is a more unmistakable move towards an RPG.
- 10 Pro Buy
March 28, 2019 | Full review
Egypt is a beautifully realized setting, showing off distinct cultures and activity
- GameSpot
This is a space of loveliness, a work of art. If you ever wanted to step into the distant past, into a simulation of ancient life, here it is. From marble palaces to mud-hut hovels, from dead carcasses to soaring aqueducts, this Assassin’s Creed overachieves on looks.
- Polygon
October 26, 2017 | Full review
Egypt itself is the star of the show, Ubisoft having meticulously crafted a stunningly detailed and varied landscape.
- Push Square
November 3, 2017 | Full review
Assassin’s Creed Origins’ greatest success is its setting. While obviously condensed when compared with its real-life counterpart, the game’s version of ancient Egypt is stunningly rendered and eminently explorable.
- Kotaku
October 26, 2017 | Full review
No matter the amount of weaponry, Assassin’s Creed Origins is still very much a stealth game, where sneaking is the optimal route to success.
- Game Axis
Revamp the most outdated aspects of Assassin’s Creed while introducing the series’ most sprawling, beautiful locale yet
- Game Informer
October 26, 2017 | Full review
This is where this add-on gets to really commit to the idea of Egyptian mythology, and it makes good on the opportunity.
- Destructoid
What experts didn't like
It’s a shame the narrative eventually jumps the shark, or this could have been something truly special.
- Trusted Reviews
May 3, 2018 | Full review
Finally, a glaring technical issue ultimately holds the combat back. When fighting, you can click down on the right analog stick to target an opponent, focusing the camera on them.
- Digital Trends
Outside of main missions, quests tend to be very repetitive – more so than in other open-world games like GTA V. Loot-finding is far too easy.
- BestReviews
However, while details are rich they’re inconsistent. I have yet to encounter any mind-boggling bugs in Assassin’s Creed Origins but there are distracting inconsistencies in facial animations and voice acting.
- Tech Radar
October 26, 2017 | Full review
I am not even gonna bother reviewing this game in depth because of its a disgrace, and feels like it has been made only so Ubisoft could monetize loot boxes…!
- 10 Pro Buy
March 28, 2019 | Full review
Some regions and areas are disappointingly sparse
- GameSpot
Having said that, the controls are a little clunky, and, on rare occasions, they can feel frustratingly unresponsive.
- Push Square
November 3, 2017 | Full review
As a result, combat can feel rubbery and frustrating. That’s rarely much of an issue when fighting ordinary grunts, but can become a real pain during the setpiece boss showdowns that punctuate each act.
- Kotaku
October 26, 2017 | Full review
Sadly, the system has a few issues that still need to be worked on. Your weapon strikes don’t have the weight and feel you’d expect because the moves don’t convey their lethality well; attacks that look like they should decapitate or dismember don’t, making it seem as if Bayek is mauling people with blunt blades.
- Game Axis
Some framerate slowdowns occur during cutscenes, however, as well as a few hitches lasting for as long as three seconds
- Game Informer
October 26, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Ancient Egypt & dash : home of colossal pyramids, gilded tombs, tyrannical god-kings, and the origin story of the Assassins. As Cleopatra empire crumbles, the birth of the Assassin's Brotherhood will lead to an extraordinary shift of the world order. Along your journey, the mysteries of Ancient Egypt will be revealed. Assassin Creed Origins uncovers the beginning of the Brotherhood. Fight in epic battles, master a completely reinvented combat system, and explore the entirety of Egypt. With the all-new quest system, complete missions in any order you choose, and follow your own path to greatness.

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An Overview On PS4 Games

  • If you haven’t played Ubisoft “Assassin’s Creed Origins” in a while, it may be worth a relook. The award-winning game has undergone a recent revamp, taking it in the direction of a role-playing game. However, it’s still technically a stealth game, requiring the player to master the ability to sneak up on opponents.
  • When it comes down to it, many of today’s top games excel at worldbuilding. With Ubisoft “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” it’s all about the map. This version has the largest and most connected map in all the renditions. You’ll find even when you’re out in the middle of the desert, there are plenty of awe-inspiring views. The game will take you deep into the heart of Egypt, immersing you in the ancient culture of the country.
  • The open-world Konami “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” also offers a sizeable map, with mesmerizing landscapes and photorealistic graphics.
  • If you’ve played “Grand Theft Auto” before, you’re probably already familiar with the meticulous detail put into the graphics. Rockstar “Grand Theft Auto 5” has realism all the way down to weather and lighting effects. This lends authenticity to the experience that makes you feel as though you’re truly a part of that world.
  • One of the best things about Warner Brothers “Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War” Gold Edition is that it helps you grow as a player. The game takes note of moves that you haven’t yet used and coaches you to complete them in order to become better at virtual combat.
  • One new feature that will enhance your experience with Konami “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” is the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system. It also adds Mother Base to your adventures, which means Big Boss will have more resources than in previous Metal Gear games.
  • Storylines have become huge in many of today’s PS4 games, but many of them have a problem with growing repetitive over time. As with previous iterations, Ubisoft “Assassin’s Creed Origins” has an engaging storyline. However, some find the quests are repetitive over time, and you may find that finding the loot is too easy if you’re a more experienced player. Missions with Konami “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” can also become repetitive. Although the story is captivating, it doesn’t seem to have as many twists and turns as other open-world games. Rockstar “Grand Theft Auto 5” is all based on auto heists, which provide plenty of adventures without a complex storyline. The quests in Warner Brothers “Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War” Gold Edition can also become repetitive.
  • Although Konami “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” repeats itself over time, it’s important to note that you drive the storyline in open-world games, and this game gives you plenty of opportunities to make it your own.
  • If your setup supports 4K resolution, you may want to sway toward Ubisoft “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” which offers 4K gameplay as an option.
  • Lack of responsiveness can become frustrating with any game. The controls with Ubisoft “Assassin’s Creed Origins” can feel a bit awkward at times. That means combat can tend to feel unnatural, with attacks not landing quite the blow they feel like they should.
  • Many players prefer the spirit of competition that comes with playing others. Konami “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” offers both solo and online team gameplay options.
  • For gamers on a budget, Rockstar “Grand Theft Auto 5” is the best option, selling for less than $20. Ubisoft “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” Konami “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” and Warner Brothers “Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War” Gold Edition can be found in the $20-$30 range. But the Warner Brothers “Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War” Gold Edition includes a season pass, which expands your gameplay options.

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