How to Conquer History Class Using Nothing But Assassin's Creed
Evolution: It's a Thing
These days, the theory of evolution is under attack by the Christian right. If your education has been a casualty of that siege, Syndicate may set you right; you get to meet Darwin himself in the game. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Best. Inventor. Ever.
In Syndicate, players get to meet, among other notables, Alexander Graham Bell, credited with the invention of the telephone. But in the game, he also happens to have a few gadgets that are better suited to, you know, assassinating. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Meet the Queen
Syndicate takes place during what's known as the Victorian Era. Why the name? Well, Syndicate makes that pretty clear. It's all about this person, Queen Victoria, whom players can meet in the game. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Nurse, Meet Assassin
You may not know that nursing wasn't always a profession. It used to be more of a home-bound thing, until Florence Nightingale came onto the scene. You can learn more details in Syndicate. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Are You a Marxist?
Marxism: Everybody has to learn that term in some class or another. In an academic setting, the belief system is as dry as a century-old skeleton. But creator Karl Marx comes to life in Syndicate, urging the player to take up Marx's campaign to help the working class. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Have Gun, Will Travel
Syndicate takes place during London’s Industrial Revolution. There were three primary modes of transportation back then: the steam train, the riverboat and the horse-drawn carriage. Oh, and of course, a rope, if you’re an assassin who climbs rooftops. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Warfare on the Water
The 7 Years' War took place in the mid-18th century, at the height of guns, germs and steel warfare. During battles at sea, soldiers would use oil to burn their enemy’s ships, as featured in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. (Photo: Ubisoft)