Rated 10 out of 10
by assassin0706 why assassins creed is great
assassins creed is one of the most perfect games ever made i love how you can kill guards and run and hide in hay stacks or jump off building and land in hay stacks and the game is just a good game i would recommend this to anyone. and i love the story line
Rated 8 out of 10 by Zombeklr Good, for how old it is.
I first played this back when it came out, and I enjoyed it. About a year ago, I rebought it in hopes of finishing it. A good game, graphics and combat are good for what it is. It's not the "best" of the series, as many will say that AC2 and up is better, but you can't compair games that are 6 years appart. The game started horrable for me, as you can't use "counter kill" until the after the first assassination? The side missions do help in the sequences, but are not fully required. You CAN kill civilians, granted it hurts you, but once you beat the game, you won't suffer that penalty. There are flaws (Oh no!) like you can't swim, or the fact that you leave the animus after each sequence, which was a turnoff after AC2 came out. Graphics aren't to bad, granted it IS an old game, so you can't go in thinking it's going to have AC3 graphics and be a perfect game. It's a great starter in the series, and I do recomend it if you never played the series, or just want to kill time and templars.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Loloapolo13 Still A Great Game
Altho its been 4 years its still fun and the graphics could hold them selfs up to any game made in 2010 Graphics: there good slight blurring on some random people but this can be forgiven do to there can be a 100 people in one section of the city :interaction it does work well for some minder stuff but some thing are hard to do fast like roaming around the facility and free running can get difficult for someone unfamiliar to the game :sound the voice acting is good but i cant help but hear the same voice actor cast for ten people but its ok the punching and knife and sword sound great :replay value well there are a couple citys to roam in and kill people and after you completed the game you can kill whoever without punishment :family friendly well your main thing is to kill people so its going to be a bit violent you can turn off blood in option a which seems to take out a bit of violence there really isn't any language so far idk why they rated for it . over all great game from ages 13+
Rated 10 out of 10 by Xypher Orion Excellence in Innovation
From the time I first tossed the Assassin's Creed disc into my xbox 360 to the end of the game I was amazed. The anticipation from viewing the countless videos pre-launch had come to complete fruition, I had received the game I had hoped it would be. To begin, the incredible visuals and landscaping are awe-inspiring. You can see far into the distance, rolling hills, mountains, deserts, all beautiful. The animation system is nearly flawless, with Altair seamlessly integrating one action with the next, from jumping onto a horse, to diving down onto an unsuspecting guard, wristblade screaming. The story is excellent and keeps you guessing what will be next in store for our Animus-injected hero. PROs: Seamless gameplay Engaging plot Good character progression through ability and weapon upgrades as the story progresses Amazing movement and animation systems Gorgeous visuals CONs: Lacking AI Very limited variety of mission styles Feels like a "rushed" fighting system, too easy to master
Rated 1 out of 10 by Tharanos The Combat
When I first picked this up, I had in mind that it would require a lot of tactics, thinking "Oh, well mid-evil Assassin in the Holy Crusades, everyone is on high guard, so this will require a lot of thinking on how to fight and get to my target". Well, I was wrong. All it is for the combat is a button smasher, I killed forty-two guards in one street, and the sole reason for the fight starting is because I accidentally ran into a guard. Then, near the end of the game, I was facing ten people, and I couldn't get past them, it was as if using your face to block swords was the most effective thing to do. Overall, the story line, while way off the origination of the actual name Assassin was WAY off, it was still easy to follow, but the combat was really sparse, and you have to be good at button smashing, and holding one button for half of forever. And the weapons are very limited. This is the order of weapons most used. 1. Sword 2. Hidden Blade 3. Throwing Knives 4. Short Sword/Blade.
Rated 6 out of 10 by CMasta A shaky start to a great series
I bought assassins creed the day it came out. I was excited to play another stealth action game that were fairly limited at the time. To put it simply, I was very let down by assassins creed. It was incredibly easy due to the idiotic enemies that attacked you and died one by one(wait for one to attack, counter, instant kill, repeat). It was incredibly repetitive as well. Every assassination boiled down to the same step by step formula EVERY single time and the steps were boring(sit on a bench for 5 minutes and listen to uninteresting info. Seriously?) I could only bear going through a few of these cycle before I just got bored to tears. That's not to say that the game didn't have anything going for it. The sound was great and the visuals were very well done. The world was pretty and big. And the story was unique. I just couldn't get past the AI and the repetitiveness. Fortunately, the developers listened to complaints similar to mine and made the necessary changes to release a fantastic sequel.
Rated 6 out of 10 by CVT Closure please?
It's an over hyped game, and its fun can become repetitive. The ending is probably one of the worst in video game history. It leaves you pretty much blindsided with almost no idea what just happened. If you're bored and want a little fun get this game, but don't think it's going to change your life or anything. For the time they put into this game you would think that the story could have been developed enough in the end for you to get a grasp of what is going on or going to happen. It's all great and wonderful that the game designers want to milk a franchise for all it's worth *cough* halo *cough* but at least games like that (gears of war as well) give a bit of closure to the play. When they've finished the game you feel as if you have accomplished something like dropping a light mass bomb on the heads of a million locusts (gears of war). It's cool if you wanna have a game come after it, but at least give us something to make us want to get the second game when it comes out.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Creeping Gibs A Good Tech Demo, But Lacking Overall
AC scores high with great visuals and an intuitive control scheme that's easy to pick up. However once you spend more than a few hours playing, it becomes quickly apparent that the visuals and free running are where the developers spent most of their time instead of on the gameplay. The story casts you in the role of an assassin carrying out various missions with the goal of locating a main target and eliminating them. The open world is a pale shade of a real sandbox game, and aside from some item collections and a few fights, if offers no side missions to do. AC suffers from extremely repetitive gameplay. By the time you've completed the first assassination, you'll have essentially done all there is to do. Main targets can only be accessed once you've carried out a set number of side missions. These side missions are identical regardless of city or level. Once you get past the free running and the visuals, the game gets very repetitive and feels like a glorified tech demo.
Rated 9 out of 10 by TehFlame33 Amazing classic
Assassin's creed is undoutedly one of the best game series I've ever played,and takes skill to complete.If you eventully get bored of call of duty take a break and play this puppy.I'll admit i too got anoyed at about mission 4 or 5 doing the same thing over and over.Then I got into the game,did some side missions and got comsumed in the story and made desisions AS Altiar insted of myself.This game gets HARD at the last few missions and is bazzar and twisted I literaly was sitting in awe for a few minutes as the credits rolled.It is a great classic game and,as true of all the games so far,leaves you wanting more.To those who found the game boring,play it again,you may think differently.You would be a fool(or a templar)to NOT pick this game up for only 10$! Assassin's Creed,you quench my thirst for action,adventure,puzzle,and skill in one small package.To the templars out there,"This sacrifice is made for the greater good;Requiescat In Pace."And remember one thing.'othing is true,Everthing is Permitted"
Rated 0 out of 10 by Strike_ This will define Next-Gen
I've been tracking this game for months and it looks like Jade Raymond and the rest of the team are really pulling all the stops on this game. It will be an instant hit. Much better than Prince of Persia, that game was too unrealistic and guided. PoP had the annoying tendency of being stuffed with thousands of invisible walls. And finally a medieval game that doesn't involve magic and the likes. The Third Crusade is the perfect period. The cities are ruled by the military with corrupt officials swarming around asking for assassination. The demos look smooth and perfect. Crowd game play, free running, the ability to go anywhere in the kingdom and inside the huge cities (that are based on historical evidence) will make this game the best of the year. The seamless graphics and few bugs, intuitive controls (or so it appears so far) will make it define Next Gen. Every aspect of this game will make the game play intense and absorbing. This is a must buy. Without exception.