Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection

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Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Nov 15, 2016
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Scored Reviews

Parallax Live
82%
82%
Nov 19, 2016
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NZGamer
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2016

Three games for the price of one is a great buy, but be prepared for shoddy looking characters.

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The Game Fanatics
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2016

A solid collection of games that offer minimal improvements that struggle to justify their repurchase.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

Ezio Auditore, one of the most charismatic characters of recent times, is back with an essential compilation... for those who have not played it yet.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2016

The Ezio Collection is a great bundle with three great games, but that's really all it is. Newer fans of Assassin's Creed that have missed out should absolutely check this out but fans that experienced it years ago really don't have much of a reason to pick this up.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 6, 2019

Here are two excellent swashbuckling epics ported to Nintendo's console in fine fashion.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2016

Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection is a great release. Having the ability to play arguably three of the best games in the Assassin’s Creed universe on a current generation console is brilliant, although don’t expect much of a significant impact in terms of upgrades for gameplay or visuals. Improved upon? Yes. Reinvented and completely remastered? Not really. Still worth the money, though.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2016

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection assembles the complete exploits of what many consider to be the best character in Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 25, 2016

I know I'm often critical of big budget blockbusters, but the Assassin's Creed series has always been one I've enjoyed because of that historical context. This specific package of games has clearly been designed to fill a gap in Ubisoft's schedule for the series. It shows that none of the main Assassin's Creed games are going to age particularly well, but it also does a good job of highlighting - when freed of the expectations that come with being a blockbuster - that the real strengths of the series are far more subtle than the graphics or size of the cities that it renders.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

Assassin's Creed returns with the trilogy that featured one of the most charismatic videogame characters and made the saga great. Enhanced graphics for this new generation of consoles, but Ubisoft could have done a much better job with thisremastered version.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 14, 2016

While there is definitely nothing groundbreaking about these remasters, Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is the perfect excuse to play through these fantastic gems of the last generation all over again.

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VideoTime
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2016

If you've never played this fabulous saga, this collection is the perfect way to start, offers the best moments of the franchise and will provide you with a considerable amount of hours of gameplay.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 6, 2016

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection offers three excellent games in one single package, unfortunately it also does this at the expense of stripping out the multiplayer from game.

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Pure Playstation
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection is the best possible way to play three of the finest games from the series. It's three great games - well, Revelations was good... - for a fair price in my book. Newcomers will have a ball exploring and learning the lore, while old-hats like myself will sit seething in silence at Ubisoft for distancing itself from what made the early games truly wonderful.

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Impulsegamer
3.9 / 5.0
3.9 / 5.0
Nov 28, 2016

Look, let’s be straight here – The Ezio Collection is a fairly lazy port. Minimal effort has been made to improve the games either graphically or mechanically and there’s absolutely no reason to pick this up if you already own the previous gen versions of the games.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

If you never played the Ezio Assassin's Creed games, this remaster is a superior way of experiencing it. If, however, you played them before, I'm not convinced that this remaster offers enough to make replaying them worthwhile unless you are truly that desperate for an Assassin's Creed game this year.

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Sirus Gaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2016

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection is best suited for the newcomers who are just dipping their toes into the vast waters of the Assassin's Creed franchise. You will appreciate how the game has evolved once you've gone through all three games and what it has to offer. Plus you will definitely get lost in the intertwined stories of Desmond and his ancestor Ezio. This is also recommended for those who just wants to dive back into Animus 2.0 tagging along with Rebecca, Shaun, and Lucy. I definitely still had a blast playing it even thought I have already played this game back then.

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COGconnected
73 / 100
73 / 100
Nov 28, 2016

The same frustrating, loose free-running from the older games is present in all its rage-inducing infamy.

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Atomix
72 / 100
72 / 100
Dec 13, 2016

The Ezio Collection give us the best of the series, a package that will be enjoyed by the newcomers to the franchise, but maybe it's not the best remasterization for the old fans of the franchise.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

The Ezio Collection is a solid package of three incredibly well-designed games. Probably the best set to remaster for the new generation, but the port is not the best, and if you already beat them all, this is more a trip down memory lane than anything else.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2016

Though a muscular and complete offering, it's difficult to believe that with the two of the series most highly regarded entries included in this package, that Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection didn't receive a far better remastering than what we have here. As it is, this trio of Ezio-era titles only boasts limited appeal to those who have already sampled its enduring setting and notable delights.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection wasn't exactly heavily requested, but here it is anyway. While the trilogy is starting to show its age, this is unquestionably the best way to experience it if that's something you want to do. Some minor visual hiccups aside, each instalment of Ezio's story is present and intact here, and, quite frankly, having them all in a single package is an incredible amount of game for your money whichever way you cut it.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2016

Despite how much Ezio Auditore da Firenze is showing his age, you can’t help but enjoy yourself as you stab your way through countless Templars. That said, it’s only fun if you already played and enjoyed the games the first time. I can’t imagine taking such a large backwards step in gameplay evolution for those who have only played Black Flag or Syndicate. The Ezio Collection is obviously for die-hard Assassin’s Creed fans who loved the original games. As such, it’s not recommended for newcomers to the franchise or those who have only played recent installments. Even then it’s hard to recommend this for die-hard fans, because the games look so rough compared to current titles. At least it has a frame rate improvement and two films, one animated and one live-action, that serve as bookends to Ezio’s overall story, giving hardcore fans a few more reasons to pick it up. To truly get newcomers and even veteran fans excited about Ezio, perhaps a remastered version is in order.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

While The Ezio Collection shows its age in some areas, the trilogy allows a welcome return to one of the franchise's best characters and storylines.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 22, 2016

The Ezio Collection nets you two classic Assassin’s Creeds and one that’s still one of the best ones – but the remastering doesn’t really do them justice. Would it have hurt to bring AC2 and Brotherhood up to the more lavish visual standard of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, or bring the combat and controls in line?

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We Got This Covered
Nov 29, 2016

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection is a great introduction to Ubisoft's popular franchise, but for those already familiar with the series, the lacklustre remaster treatment given here makes it hard to recommend.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2016

This remastered edition of the three Ezio's adventures shows many a technical weaknesses, and the graphic additions in Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood only partially improve the overall quality of visuals.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 7, 2016

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection remasters what are considered some of the best games in the series alongside Black Flag. Parts of the games admittedly haven’t aged as well but the story continues to be a compelling one even today. Overall, the lack of significant new content means there’s less reason for series vets to don the assassin’s hood yet again though newcomers will find a lot to enjoy in this one.

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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2016

For newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, this is the place to start — and with the Master Assassin, no less. For others, it’s probably one to miss, unless you really, really want to get back into the thick of things.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 18, 2016

Regardless of what you think about the quality or effort put into this remaster, the underlying games that inhabit Ezio Collection are still very solid games, with a lot of great content to plough through for a reasonable asking price. It's just a little bit of a shame that these don't have the wow factor that improved models or even 60fps might have brought. Still, an improvement is an improvement, if only slight.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Ubisoft brings together three of the most important games of the Assassin's Creed series, forgetting the years that have passed since their release date. The increase in resolution is not enough to modernize gameplay that has been stopped while the world has evolved.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

At the cost of a full retail release you will receive three of the strongest Assassin’s Creed titles + DLC + bonus content. Fan of the franchise or not Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection is certainly worthy of a spot in any gamer’s library.

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IGN
6 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2016

Ezio’s trilogy helped build Assassin’s Creed into the giant franchise it is today thanks to its fantastic storytelling, amazing characters, and gorgeous world building. And while all of that is still here in The Ezio Collection, the lack of meaningful improvements and any sort of substantial bonus content make it a tough compilation to recommend.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Nov 28, 2016

Not a great trio of remasters (although also far from the worst) but Assassin’s Creed II’s best qualities still make it one of the highlights of the franchise.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2016

An arbitrary remaster collection that fails to do justice to the memory of the originals.

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Saudi Gamer
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nov 17, 2016

The best Assassin's Creed sequel with the most gorgeous cities. Plenty of visual improvements and detailed texture, but it still brings back the old problems, with bad controls and an outdated combat system. if you are a fan of Ezio and don’t mind the outdated gameplay elements, then this collection is right for you. However, if you’re new to the series, then this collection won’t live up to the standards of current generation games.

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SA Gamer
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2016

As a remaster of a once (probably still) a great series, it doesn’t seem to be worthy of the title “remastered” as a lot is left to be desired in terms of gameplay mechanics, lack of historic bug fixes and underwhelming graphic improvement.

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CGMagazine
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is a product that just makes me tired.

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