The first Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review scores are now live.
Assassin’s Creed series is renowned for its enthralling storyline. Over the last three years we have been gripped by the journey of Ezio and his quest to find answers to the mystery that is the Apple of Eden. Assassin’s Creed Revelations is set to tie up the current storylines of Ezio and Altair and reveal much more about Desmond’s back-story. Let’s see what the rest of the gaming world is saying about Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
1UP: B+ – As solid the gameplay refinements are, this is a less daring entry than its revolutionary predecessors.
Gametrailers: 8.8/10 “If you’re a series fan your dedication will be rewarded, and even those disappointed in the prior couple games should give it a shot based upon a lot of long-standing issues being rectified.”
OXM: 8/10 – It’s just as well this is Ezio’s final hour, because enjoyable as the game undoubtedly is, the base mechanics were showing their age in Assassin’s Creed 2. Recommended, then, providing you’re not expecting a massive overhaul.
GamesTM: 8/10 – Assassin’s Creed Revelations, then, is a pick-and-mix of successes and failures. At its core, though, it’s just as accomplished a game as Brotherhood before it. All that’s required is to dig below the surface layer of frivolous pseudo-innovations to discover yet another classic Creed, and a top quality conclusion to an excellent story arc.
GameSpot: 8/10 – Ezio and Altair make graceful exits in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, another great historical adventure.
IGN: 8.5/10 – This is the best Assassin’s Creed yet, even if that victory is claimed by an inch and not a mile. If you’ve been following the lives of Altair and Ezio this long, you owe it to yourself to see their last adventure.
Edge: 7/10 – Unlike the elegant lead, who’s grey-haired but unbowed by the end of the adventure, Assassin’s Creed has been quietly compromised by age.
VideoGamer: 7/10 – As much as I’ve enjoyed spending three games with one of gaming’s most charismatic leads, perhaps it is time he – and Ubisoft – moved on.
Destructoid: 7.5/10 – As much as Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a testament to the inevitable cost of trying to milk your franchise too much, too fast, it is still a fun game that gives you the single-player gameplay you’ve come to know and love, but sadly offers little more on that front.
Eurogamer: 7/10 – If only the single-player game, which struggles to build momentum, were so well-considered. It’s still fairly entertaining amid all its missteps, as the heart of Assassin’s Creed perseveres to a degree. The disappointment is that Ubisoft is enamoured with its own glitter here, cramming Revelations so full of unnecessary adornments that there’s not as much room for players to bring their own ingenuity and sense of adventure to the table.
Joystiq: 4/5 – While it’s always good to see iterative improvements, some bold new territory would have been a real revelation for the series. Instead, Revelations does almost everything its predecessors have done slightly better. Which, as it turns out, is enough just one more time.