Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India Review Roundup

Here's what the critics are saying about the latest Assassin's Creed 2.5D game.

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India, the second of three planned games in Ubisoft's 2.5D spinoff series, launches today for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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How is it holding up with critics? A number of outlets have now published reviews for the download-only game, and we've rounded some of them up to help you make a buying decision. Scroll down to see the review scores and editor opinions.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India follows Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (released in 2015) and will be followed by Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, which is slated to arrive in February.

For more on India's critical reception, head to GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

  • Game: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
  • Developer: Climax Studios, Ubisoft Montreal
  • Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Release Date: January 12
  • Price: $10 ($30 gets you all three when they're released)

GameSpot -- 7/10

"For the mainline Assassin's Creed games, the history and characters are the bones holding the gameplay upright. For the Chronicles series, the curiosities presented by the setting act as a thin veneer that only momentarily distracts from the flaws beneath. Like Arbaaz himself, these great moments have a bad habit of vanishing into thin air when you least want them to, bit there is still a lot of fun to be had in this Indian adventure." - Justin Clark [Full review]

Destructoid -- 7/10

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India, isn't a whole lot different compared to China, which is either a good or a bad thing depending on your prior experience. It sports a slightly less interesting character and setting, but the core experience is replicated, and the addition of a few gameplay tweaks as well as the aforementioned challenge mode ensures that it's on the level." - Chris Carter [Full review]

Game Informer -- 5/10

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a disappointment. Outside of the gorgeous, painted art style, it has few redeeming features. The frenzied pacing of levels turned away the stealth enthusiast in me, and the unreliable controls left me miserable during the time trials. One title remains in this trilogy (set in Russia), but the fact that this spin-off series has floundered so quickly is discouraging. I hope Ubisoft and Climax Studios can return to what made China enjoyable." - Javy Gwaltney [Full review]

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We Got This Covered -- 4/5

"If you enjoyed the previous installment of Assassin's Creed Chronicles, then you'll find more of the same here. It won't convert anyone who didn't like the last game, but it does provide more stealth platforming at an affordable price." - Tyler Treese [Full review]

The Sixth Axis -- 6/10

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a decent game though I think China was the better outing, mainly due to the story. India's plot just seems to limp along without a truly satisfying ending, whereas China's had a lot more emotional investment within, though it was still quite shallow too. Either way, ACC: India manages to keep the stealth gameplay fun, while the open combat still leaves room for improvement. If you're a fan of Assassin's Creed then it will suit you, though perhaps you’d be better off waiting for the collection. ACC: India can be completed within a day or two, so if you're looking for something to fill the time there are worse things." - Aran Suddi [Full review]

GamesRadar -- 2.5/5

"Ultimately a simple platformer with some good ideas and lovely art style, Chronicles India stumbles because its different pieces don't work together cohesively. It's worth a play if you absolutely must partake of every Assassin's Creed game, or if you're a determined stealth aficionado willing to overlook its flaws. Otherwise, just stick to Chronicles China - you'll be happier in the end." -- Ashley Reed [Full review]

PlayStation Universe -- 5/10

"Periods of fun stealth play aren't enough to rescue the second entry in the Chronicles saga from being a forgettable, average platformer." -- Steven Williamson [Full review]

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