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Name: Assassin's Creed: Origins
Release date: October 27, 2017
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: Action Adventure

Description

Assassin's Creed: Origins is an action-adventure title developed by Ubisoft, and the tenth game in the Assassin's Creed series, following Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. The story is set in ancient Egypt, exploring the beginnings of the Assassin Brotherhood and the beginning of their fight with the Templar Order. You play as Bayek of Siwa, a Medjay, one of the last protectors of the pharaohs, who must protect the people of Egypt in a time rife with political strife and significant changes.

The gameplay is quite similar to previous Assassin's Creed games - you traverse the open world and use developed acrobatics and combat skills to finish quests and advance the story. This time, the AC series added a comprehensive loot system, expanded the open world quite a bit, and revamped the combat system not to be synchronized but instead position-based.

Recommendation

Origins was received with widespread critical praise, with many people saying it is one of the best titles in the series. Commended was the beautiful open world of ancient Egypt, the story and its characters, and the quest design inspired by titles like The Witcher 3. The combat is somewhat of a divisive topic in the game's community - some felt it is too "messy", lacking the fluidity and immersivness of the other games, while some feel it is much more fun and challenging this way.

Metacritics Rating: 84 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 45 h

Our recommendation

If you liked the previous ones, like open world games or like ancient Egypt, we recommend this game.

Description

Assassin's Creed: Origins is an action-adventure title developed by Ubisoft, and the tenth game in the Assassin's Creed series, following Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. The story is set in ancient Egypt, exploring the beginnings of the Assassin Brotherhood and the beginning of their fight with the Templar Order. You play as Bayek of Siwa, a Medjay, one of the last protectors of the pharaohs, who must protect the people of Egypt in a time rife with political strife and significant changes.

The gameplay is quite similar to previous Assassin's Creed games - you traverse the open world and use developed acrobatics and combat skills to finish quests and advance the story. This time, the AC series added a comprehensive loot system, expanded the open world quite a bit, and revamped the combat system not to be synchronized but instead position-based.

Recommendation

Origins was received with widespread critical praise, with many people saying it is one of the best titles in the series. Commended was the beautiful open world of ancient Egypt, the story and its characters, and the quest design inspired by titles like The Witcher 3. The combat is somewhat of a divisive topic in the game's community - some felt it is too "messy", lacking the fluidity and immersivness of the other games, while some feel it is much more fun and challenging this way.

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Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Story Expansions

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What does it add?

The Hidden Ones is a story expansion featuring older Bayek, that is entangled in events that would later form the basis of the assassin's creed. The story offers about 10 hours of content, new area, new side missions, level cap increase, and loot. It was well received by the community, being praised for its good value compared to other DLCs of this game.

Buy this if:

  • You want a solid extension to the main game's storyline
  • You want a new area to explore, and generally more content to play through

Key store price: 10.25 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Jan 23, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

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What does it add?

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC is a second story expansion, with the story revolving around Thebes, where old pharaohs are mysteriously waking up and terrorizing the local populace. Bayek has to try to tackle this and find out who or what is responsible. As well as the story, Bayek can get higher level, new abilities, and new legendary weapons with this DLC.

Buy this if:

  • You want a 13-17 hour story expansion to AC: Origins
  • You want to explore the new region of Thebes
  • You like to delve into the themes of the supernatural

Key store price: 15.67 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Mar 13, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

Gear Packs

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What does it add?

It offers an in-game, Ambush at Sea mission (takes about 30 minutes to finish), Desert Cobra Pack featuring an outfit, two weapons, a shield and a bow, and additional 3 ability points in the game. It was bonus content sold with some of the higher editions of the game.

Buy this if:

  • You really like the Desert Cobra Pack
  • You really, really want to get all the content that is available for this game

Usual price: 9.99 $
Release date: Oct 27, 2017

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What does it add?

We're talking about the Horus Pack and the Roman Centurion Pack, they add an outfit, a mount (camel or a horse), two weapons and one shield, all themed after the snake demon Apophis or the Roman Centurion troops. 

Buy this if:

  • You really like the outfit and the mount it offers
  • You don't consider it little value for the price

Usual price: 6.99 $
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  • Assassin's Creed: Origins screenshot
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins screenshot
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins screenshot
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins screenshot
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 11.39 $ 14.81 $
Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 13.29 $ 20.49 $
Gold Edition PC, XONE, PS4 18.99 $ 26.89 $

Edition Chart

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