Assassin's Creed Unity Review Roundup

Here's what the critics are saying about Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed game.

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Assassin's Creed Unity, the first entry in the series developed exclusively for current-generation consoles and PC, has finally arrived. More than 10 studios worked on the game, which also introduces four-player co-op to the series for the very first time.

We already know what Conan O'Brien thinks of Unity, but how did the game fare with critics? Check out a sampling of review scores and editor opinions about Unity below. And be sure to read GameSpot sister site Metacritic for more on the game's critical reception.

Another new Assassin's Creed title, Assassin's Creed Rogue, was released today across Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check back later this week for GameSpot's review of that title.

GameSpot -- 7/10

"Is it the next-gen Assassin's Creed game we've all been waiting for? Not quite. It's very good, maybe even great in places, but the story's smaller focus has come at the expense of its exquisitely rendered backdrop. The grandness and spectacle that so often graces the finest Assassin's Creeds is sadly sorely lacking here." - Mark Walton [Full review]

Joystiq -- 2.5/5

"Assassin's Creed Unity is the best and worst of Assassin's Creed. It's hard not to appreciate everything that it gets right, and you'll have a good time if you can wrangle some friends for co-op, but it's impossible to ignore where Unity falls tragically short." - S. Prell [Full review]

GamesBeat -- 91/100

"I was not expecting to love Unity, but I do. Ubisoft nailed the big assassination missions and everything in between. I lost several days to this game, and I'm looking forward to losing a few more. I want to see if I can find all the highest-rated equipment. I want to do some more multiplayer missions. I want to solve the rest of those brilliant murder cases. I want more Unity." - Jeffrey Grubb [Full review]

GamesRadar -- 4/5

"Unity manages to push the series forward enough to make this truly great, it's only sad that a few left over hiccups have carried over from the previous generation. Traditional Creed problems aside, this manages to be an unrivaled murderous sandbox and Paris hands over a visually impressive blood drenched historical playground." - Louise Blain [Full review]

GameInformer -- 8/10

"Inordinately long load times, repeated onscreen notifications, and a couple of hard freezes prove that Unity is a complex game that hasn't yet had all of its bugs smashed. However, Unity's frequent missteps are balanced against an astonishing array of engaging content set in a stunning world. Even as I tallied problems, I marveled at the game's breadth of gameplay and richly realized world. I encourage fans to give Unity a try, and leave your expectations at the door. For both better and worse, Assassin's Creed is moving in a new direction." - Matt Miller [Full review]

IGN -- 78/100

"Assassin's Creed Unity leverages the new-generation consoles to add spectacular new sights and successful co-op multiplayer, but in doing so, it's created some substantial new problems instead of solving the series' most persistent ones. The scope is stunning, the customization is satisfying, and the multiplayer touches upon some really ambitious ideas. But the lack of a strong main character or interesting take on the Assassin's Creed universe costs it momentum and excitement, and the persistent control problems are still a thorn in its side. The first truly new-gen Assassin’s Creed game is a gorgeous, entertaining, and successful proof of concept for what lies ahead for the series, though it isn't what I'd call revolutionary." - Marty Sliva [Full review]

Polygon -- 6.5/10

"The ingredients are all here for a spectacular new standard for the series on Sony and Microsoft's new machines. But in the quest to build something that looked and sounded 'next generation,' Ubisoft Montreal failed to fix the problems that have accumulated over so many annual releases. Combined with an uninspiring story, and a long list of considerable technical problems, Unityfalls short of the fresh start Assassin's Creed needs." - Arthur Gies [Full review]

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I am from europe and the french revolution era doesnt interest me at all

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> If you didn't understand - that is my point *wink*

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TBH, I understood all the reasons why this game is great, but all cons were too philosophycal "AC is all about spectacle and it lacks here"... whaaaat?

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I don't think you know what philosophy is. You even spelled it wrong lol

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Exactly...

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Really enjoying the PS4 version so far. The game is beautiful. Granted I am only 1 hour into it. No issues so far and Arno seems like a great protagonist. Just getting my companion app setup along with ACInitiates. You need these setup to open Blue and Gold chests. It's a little annoying but not that big of a deal. I will be spending a lot of time with this game. So it's great to have a connection to it when I am not on my PS4.

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7 is a low score? Judging by these ratings I would say it is a love it or hate it game.

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hahahaha

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AC IS JUNK NOW

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stop buying AC games the franchise is turning to total garbage

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I played only AC 1+2 and i had enough.
Would make an exception if the setting of any of future ACs is the feudal Japan.

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That sounds like complete nonsense.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I had high hope for the first one but after playing the first one I knew after finishing it I would never return to the series

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Meanwhile, Dragon Age: Inquisition

Joystiq - 5/5

Game Informer - 9.5/10

Polygon 9.5/10

Gamespot - 9/10

IGN - 8/8/10

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<< LINK REMOVED >> i never though that i would be pre-ordering DA Inquisition.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i understand it perfectly Danny, but i had to buy it bro, it was 99 reais, started to look good, and the pc version of ac was 129 reais, it was out of rage that i got Dragon Age, forgive me ;/

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Meanwhile, Bayonetta 2 10's everywhere!!!!!!

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Ubisoft wants me to hate Assassin's Creed almost as much as EA wants me to hate Battlefield.

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How can 1000s of people and 10s of millions of dollars produce a game with the gameplay (and in-app purchases) of a mobile game? The mind boggles.

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Guess I'm going to stick to MCC for very, very long time. And that's counting the inevitable release of GTA V Remastered.

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I'm torn, cancel my special edition and buy halo instead? Then I could get special edition of far cry 4 instead. But I bought and enjoyed all AC games since AC 2 (except revelations) so I do want to try this. Maybe a price drop or getting it for Xmas is a better idea.

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Developer:<< LINK REMOVED >>from around the world, it took 10 developers to create this pile?

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That's a big part of the problem. Too many cooks.

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i learn my lesson with ae3. wait awhile do to game breaking bugs