Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' Is Classical Ubisoft in the Wrong Ways

Assassin's Creed gave Ubisoft games their modern identity, now the Ubisoft monoculture has come for the Assassins.
Rob Zacny
10.2.18
Assassin's Creed Origins

How Close is 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' Egypt to the Real Thing?

Ubisoft's beautiful recreation of a lost city is built on shaky foundations.
Justin Reeve
5.24.18
Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed "Discovery Tour" Offers Cool but Bumbling History Lesson

It showcases a lot of historical material, but never quite brings the past to life.
Rob Zacny
2.22.18
open thread

A Slow Start to 2018 Video Games Is Finally Letting Me Enjoy 2017's

I could probably spend the whole year playing through everything I missed.
Patrick Klepek
1.10.18
Assassins Creed

'Assassin's Creed' Would Be a Better Series Without The Sci-Fi Garbage

'Assassin's Creed Origins' tries to run from its convoluted mythology, but the better move is to cut if off at the source.
Patrick Klepek
1.5.18
Assassins Creed

Powerful, Believable Relationships Help Drive 'Assassin's Creed Origins'

A mother, a father, and a son do just as much to make 'Origins' memorable as changes to the game's combat.
Patrick Klepek
1.2.18
The Pantheon of Games

2017's Worst Villains Were More Than Just Monsters

From profit-hungry corporations to technocratic kingdoms to, yes, Nazis, games were filled with systemic villainy this year.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.2.18
The Pantheon of Games

We Made Our Own Myths in 2017's Photo Modes

Armed with our virtual cameras in our virtual worlds, we can create the images we want to believe in.
Dia Lacina
1.2.18
Podcasts

We Discuss How Gaming and Politics Went Hand-in-Hand in 2017

From Trump to labor disputes, 2017 was a year in which it was impossible to talk about video games without considering politics.
Patrick Klepek
12.26.17
Games & Race

What Games Get So Wrong About Egypt, 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Gets Right

It's not perfect, but when so many games exoticize the culture, the latest Assassin's Creed gives it some life.
Amr Al-Aaser
12.5.17
Assassin's Creed Origins

'Assassin's Creed Origins' Replaces Revenge With Justice

Aya is not the main character of 'Origins' but her dawning political awareness is what gives the game—and the series—its meaning.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.27.17
Assassin's Creed Origins

The Best Part of 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Has Nothing to Do With Killing

The cycle of violence and vengeance is alive and well in 'Origins,' but its best moments are quieter.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.9.17
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