Assassin's Creed Origins - PlayStation 4

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Overview

What's Included


  • Assassin's Creed Origins

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1311 out of 1342)

Product Details


  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 10/27/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Ancient Egypt – home of colossal pyramids, gilded tombs, tyrannical god-kings, and the origin story of the Assassins.

As Cleopatra’s 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’s 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.

Features


Assassin's Creed Origins: Over 50 E3 awards and nominations.

Unearth the pharaohs' tombs, solve the mysteries of Egypt, and come face-to-face with ancient gods.

Reveal the origin story through a tale of the first Assassin on a fearless quest for redemption.

Attack multiple enemies at once and string together devastating combos with all-new combat mechanics.

Play the deep and meaningful missions in any order you choose – no two experiences are the same.



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT!

    Posted
    Nitmare64
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    I've been playing the Assassins Creed series from the beginning, only having missed the "Rogue" entry being on last gen systems. Up until this point Revelations and Black Flag had been my favorite installments with fantastic storytelling and intriguing gameplay mechanics. When I booted up Origins, the first reaction I had was wow there is a overwhelming amount to do in this game. The sprawling map has been separated into different "provinces" that all have an RPG like character level suggestion. It allows the player to choose their own direction along with a great risk/reward aspect in adventuring to secret tombs, hidden animal lairs and taking on enemies that are a higher level than you. So far after about 16 hours in the story has felt like a slow drip of information getting you to care more about the characters (main story and side quests) then the overarching narrative. I look forward to seeing where they take the present day storyline at the later stages of the game. As with some previous Assassins Creed games I've seen lots of comments and reviews mentioning bugs and glitches. Thankfully I've been fortunate, playing on my PS4 Pro, and haven't had any game breaking bugs, or crashes. The largest extent has been some slow-down and frame rate hiccups during cutscenes. Gameplay itself has been smooth and excellent. The heavier elements of RPG and Loot based gear has been an absolute joy for me being a big fan of the Borderlands and Destiny franchises. Now granted, the loot in this game isn't on the same level as those mentioned, but hopefully it's a reward system they decide to continue with in future games. Also the expansive skill tree has been a delight, really allowing you to tailor Bayek into the style of assassin you enjoy playing as. Seeing an enemy Fort and being able to tackle it any way you want with your diverse skill-set has never felt better in the series. Lastly the new combat system. It's slower, more brutal and definitely more "janky" then it has been in previous games, but I've actually appreciated the change. It makes fighting certain enemies and "bosses" feel more like a Dark Souls game then a "QTE" choreographed dance from this action genre. After a few hours once you start to get the hang of the different weapon classes and new abilities, you'll enjoy taking down each Phylake bounty hunter you encounter. At the end of the day if you haven't been a fan of the Assassins Creed franchise in the past, this might actually be the best one to dip your toe in and try. There are certainly better true RPG's on the market right now but Ubisoft has done an amazing job taking great pieces from multiple genres and creating a wholly unique and engaging open world game. The setting, characters, side quests and atmosphere are all top notch, and I'll be spending hours upon hours in this virtual desert for the foreseeable future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best assassin's creed games in awhile.

    Posted
    Lawrence
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    I've played all the Assassin's Creed games minus the spin-offs and Assassin's Creed Origins is one the of the best of in the series. It compares to the likes of Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Black flag. Graphics: I have a PS4 Pro and the graphics are amazing on a 4k TV. Not as good as Horizon Zero Dawn's graphics but it comes close. Gameplay: The combat has been revamped is more akin to The Witcher 3 then the Batman Arkham games which in my opinion is for the better. Positive changes made to the game is not having to hold down the right trigger to run and being able to freely aim and move with a projectile weapon (the bow and arrow in this game) just by holding down the left trigger. This was not possible in the previous games. Swimming has improved and the character is now able to dive and explore under water. The free running (parkour) is pretty much the same as the previous games. Basic RPG elements from previous Ubisoft games like the Division, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Far Cry have been applied to this game. There is a skill tree to unlock new abilities which is earned by completing mission, side mission and defeating enemies. Also there is a loot system for different weapons and sheilds. Weapons, shields and armor can be upgrade by collecting materials. The eagle vision has been removed and is replaced with an actual eagle who can be controlled to survey an area to mark enemies, location, activies, etc. Also there are a variety of animals that can be hunted. Many of which will attack the player if approached or provoked. The map is huge, beautiful, and varied!!!! There is plenty of activities and random to do so the world does not feel empty. The negative things I have to say about the game is the AI isn't really that smart and stealth mechanics need to be improved. The stealth is decent but for a game about assassins, being stealthy it is not as fun as just running straight into battle. Being in combat can get tense from being surrounded by multiple enemies who are aggressive especially on the higher diffculty settings. Stealth scenarios for me usually turn out with me waiting in high grass, a bush, or hay while waiting for the enemy to pass by to assassinate. Ubisoft should have the developers of Splinter Cell work on the stealth. Story: As for the story, I really enjoyed it and was better then expected. If you want to know about the story then..................play the game or watch it on youtube. I don't like spoilers and would not want to spoil it for anyone else. Conclusion: With everything said this is a great game and is definitely worth a buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ubisoft absolutely redeemed themselves with this

    Posted
    JJ30
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    I normally don't write reviews, but I had to for this game. I have been waiting for an open world Egyptian game for quite awhile. I was a huge Prince of Persia fan back in the day, before it became a terrible series. AC games have been getting stale, there's no doubting that. Ubisoft decided to take a year off on the series to focus on the direction for Origins, which paid off. There are three (technically more) main studios for the AC series, these are the guys who developed Black Flag, my second favorite AC title (Origins is my first now). Having said that, they revamped the entire combat system for the better, introducing lock on mechanics, light/heavy combos which turned the game into a blast to play. Before, the series had a pretty tacked on combat system, it wasn't bad but it needed some enhancements that really never came year after year. The progression is different, now there is levels, attributes (skill tree), GOOD RPG elements - but in small doses and "loot", which is give or take. It feels nice, it makes you really concentrate on Bayek (main character). The main quest is a little "meh", but it's still fun. Without spoiling, there's just too many people involved in the main quest, you can't keep up. But it's fun taking down the different "gods", and watching the cutscenes after you kill them. The SIDE quests are outstanding. It looks like someone took notes from Witcher 3, making side quests just as fun as the main quest lines. And now for my favorite part, the exploration and graphics. I absolutely love this theme and setting. Ubisoft knocked it out of the park. The map is just MASSIVE, it's the biggest AC game to date. You don't feel empty either, as there is tons of things to do scattered around the world. The graphics, the setting, the history, the design, etc. is all almost perfect. I am playing on a PS4 Slim, with HDR enabled on a 4K TV, and it looks pretty good. HDR does a great job with the sunsets, fires from sources, the greenery, etc. but you can definitely tell they took a slight downgrade in graphical textures to make this game as big as it is. But this is an EASY 5/5 from me. From the recent disaster issues with microtransactions littered in NBA 2K, Middle Earth, EA games, etc., Origins provides SO much content in the $60 you spend, and actually make a complete game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ubisoft summed up in a single game

    Posted
    Neilmiser
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    Beautiful. Elegant. Terrible. Ubisoft has been making subpar games for years now, and almost every single one of them is met with the same criticism: it's pretty, it's moderately interesting, but it's the same exact game as the one before it. AC:O continues that trend. That terrible, depressing trend. AC:O had two years to fix the issues with the series: the repetitive gameplay, the slow pace, the terrible story, the bland music. Every single one of these flaws is not only NOT fixed, but actually made worse. Battles are no longer the Arkham-style combo fest they used to be, but have been turned into a button mashfest that plays like a broken down, poor man's Y's or Zelda. Lock on an enemy and hack away, and hope to god that there aren't any snipers nearby or you're toast. Every time. One single slip in stealth means 10+ enemies finding and obliterating you, with archers somehow able to hit you with precision from 100+ yards away. This is not the silly, sneaky, stealthy AC gameplay I'm used to... which would be good if this version wasn't even WORSE somehow. Graphics are beautiful, but the music is such a slog that I forgot I was wearing earphones sometimes. Not that the story made me pay attention. You're some guy whose background is slowly (and boringly) explained throughout the game. An Egyptian sheriff of sorts. And he is absolutely uninteresting. You're on a quest for revenge. And it gets complicated. Of course. It also gets boring and tedious. Of course. You know how they say "on a quest for revenge, dig two graves"? Well, on this quest for revenge, bring two pillows. Your nap during the story will be much more comfy. Shockingly, no glitches in anything in the game, as far as I could see. Astonishing! Guess those two years were spent fixing up bugs rather than adding anything to the gameplay. Or story. Or music. AC: Origins. Ignore it and start your own origin story-- of a person no longer buying garbage games from Ubisoft.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Since 2?

    Posted
    Stephen
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    Yes, but not in the way you might expect. Origins innovates the most since the series' second entry, which was lauded for how well it improved upon the original. Origins does the same, but with the series as a whole. No more endless waves of enemies wading to the slaughter as you effortlessly parry and counter in a flurry of gruesome finishers. Combat is now more action RPG-esque with finishers peppered throughout to add some flair. This makes combat more challenging and dynamic since you have to actively defend and engage enemies in lieu of waiting for them to get caught in your buzzsaw. But the memorable assassination missions and unique nuances that typically coincided with each meaningful kill are also gone. In some instances, I couldn't tell the differance between an assassination target and a standard enemy. In fact, memorable characters and well-voiced cutscenes are pretty much absent altogether, with the exception of some scenes between Bayek and his wife, Aya. But less time spent planning assassinations and engaging in banter/dialogue with NPCs helps streamline the experience and allows more freedom to explore the games many well-crafted side quests/activities. Origins is absolutely the series' most open-world experience to date, and I haven't been this engrossed in an AC game world since 2 as well. Ancient Egypt begs to be explored by mezmerizing players with its diverse and colorful landscape. Origins is a departure from some of the conventions that many identify with the series, but overall I think that might be for the better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Origins Defines This Gaming Generation.

    Posted
    Acadius
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    I've been a long time Assassin's Creed fan since 2007. I have seen the series ebb and flow with creativity. Black Flag was one of my favorites because it offered a new approach to the locations. AC Unity was painful to play. AC Syndicate was an improvement from the previous installment but at that point, I felt that annual series had reached its peak. Ubisoft took over a year off and delivered Assassin's Creed Origins. This game is amazing and welcomes veterans and new gamers to the series. The Eygpt setting is ASTOUNDING! This is why we game. I love that the overhauled the gameplay. No more accidentally clinging to a wall when you meant to go the opposite way. The combat keeps you on your toes by forcing you to pay attention to the enemies that come at you at once rather than lining up to attack you. The weapon system is more of an RPG approach but not intimidating like some might think. And the story? Well, the story is really good and gets deeper the further you progress. AC Origins pushes the player to explore areas. I felt excited whenever I discovered a hidden wall entrance that led to Ability Points or treasure. And the details! No matter what system, you will be impressed with the visuals but there's an added bonus when you play on a system that allows for the higher definition experience. Assassin's Creed Origins is one of those game that defines this generation of gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Assassin's Creed is fun again

    Posted
    Scarecrow09
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    I've played every mainline title in the Assassin's Creed series, and while I enjoyed each one to an extent, the series got a bit stale with the yearly releases. People seemed to like Syndicate more than they did Unity (while I find the opposite true for me), but both kept me a bit dissatisfied as a whole. People have also been requesting an Ancient Egypt-themed AC title for a while now, and lo and behold, we got AC Origins after two years of waiting. That extra break seemed to make all the difference; Origins is the most fun and enjoyable AC game in quite a while. The details and scenery are ridiculously gorgeous to look at, and when is the last time you climbed to the top of a life-sized model of the Great Pyramids? The new combat system takes some getting used to but it's quite enjoyable as well. Anyone looking for a fresh take on the series is bound to enjoy AC Origins. I haven't gotten to the DLC yet, but from what I hear it's some of the best add-on content that the series--or really any game--has seen. I'm at least a dozen hours in and still feel like I've only scratched the surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yet another title from the Series

    Posted
    River82594
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    The game mechanics were completely redone, and at first it took some getting used to. I really love the series and this was definitely a good addition to it. so here's my pros and cons Pros: Same old AC fun. Hiding and assassinating using many different methods Beautiful breathtaking landscapes and even cut-scenes. New mechanics that do this title justice (hackin n slashin) Cons: Seemingly unbeatable, converted into a RPG so there is no end game just end game content and endless dlc. No multiplayer? just Ghostly experiences and friendly talk abouts The story was less rich than other titles unsuspectingly. I was expecting juicy material in this considering the supposed nature of the title. "Origins". Maybe i just missed some things in this game but this is jut my honest review, Still if you are a fan of course you wont be passing this one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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