Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Jack the Ripper

Well in fairness you can’t build a game set in Victorian London and not do something with the city’s most notorious serial killer now can you? Jack the Ripper (PC, PS4, Xbox One [reviewed]) Released Dec 2015 | Developed / Published: Ubisoft It is London, 1888 and 20 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed: … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Jack the Ripper

Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry

We're carrying on from where Black Flag left off, it's time for some more vaguely Assassin-themed piratical nonsense with Freedom Cry, a standalone expansion for Black Flag. Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One [reviewed]) Released Dec 2013 | Developed / Published: Ubisoft Set 20 years after Black Flag, Freedom … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry

The Tyranny of King Washington

Assassin’s Creed is an inherently silly series. It’s a sci-fi with pretensions of being a historical action-drama that produces, with poe-faced seriousness, a narrative which posits all of history has been a never-ending conspiratorial war between Assassins and Templars, who are fighting over relics of an ancient, omnipotent precursor race. It’s utterly daft, which makes … Continue reading The Tyranny of King Washington

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Curse of the Pharaohs

And so we come to the end of my time with Assassin's Creed: Origins. The Curse of the  Pharaohs is the final major piece of DLC for Ubisoft's adventure through Ptolemaic Egypt about one angry man and his love for stabbing lots and lots of people. Like The Hidden Ones before, it serves as an … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Curse of the Pharaohs

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones

When it comes to downloadable content, the Assassin's Creed franchise tends not to do too badly, in my opinion. There are certainly some entries that have embraced the plague of pathetic balance-breaking microtransactions - Black Flag immediately springs to mind with its option to purchase upgrading material rather than plunder it in-game like an honest … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones