Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Origins

Last updated: January 16, 2024

Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Origins

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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 160 expert reviews, the Ubisoft Assassin's Creed Origins placed 4th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert 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.
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
Assassin’s Creed Origins is what happens when you make a game without a vision for how players are supposed to engage with it.
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.
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.
The biggest change the improvement group has consolidated is a more unmistakable move towards an RPG.
Egypt is a beautifully realized setting, showing off distinct cultures and activity
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.
Egypt itself is the star of the show, Ubisoft having meticulously crafted a stunningly detailed and varied landscape.
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
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.
Revamp the most outdated aspects of Assassin’s Creed while introducing the series’ most sprawling, beautiful locale yet
This is where this add-on gets to really commit to the idea of Egyptian mythology, and it makes good on the opportunity.

What experts didn't like

It’s a shame the narrative eventually jumps the shark, or this could have been something truly special.
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.
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.
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.
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…!
Some regions and areas are disappointingly sparse
Having said that, the controls are a little clunky, and, on rare occasions, they can feel frustratingly unresponsive.
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
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.
Some framerate slowdowns occur during cutscenes, however, as well as a few hitches lasting for as long as three seconds

Overview

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Another consideration is how important sharp, crisp visuals are to you. Most game developers will prioritize this, realizing that today’s gamers expect the best. Whether you’re swinging around New York City on a spiderweb or fending off zombies, a vivid, immersive environment is always a great touch.

That becomes a bit more challenging when you’re playing a classic game. It can be tough to balance the need for an updated look with the craving many gamers have for a classic gaming experience. This is particularly important if you’re playing a game that’s been around for a while, like “Super Smash Brothers.” The best games update the experience while still staying true to the original.

But no matter how a game looks, the thing that really makes a game a favorite is how long it stays interesting. Today’s newest games pack in plenty of new experiences and choices, ensuring that every time you sit down at your console, you head out on a new adventure. With each new release even of the most classic games, developers make sure that gameplay stays exciting long after that first session.

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