Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins Reviews Summary

Fresh Take on an Old Formula
Expansive Exploration
Story Struggles

Summary: Origins brings the franchise back from the brink after an extra year of development. The new RPG mechanics and refocused combat make this one of the most praised Assassin's Creeds in years.

Rating Summary

Based on 170 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

Based on 170 critic reviews
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84 / 100
Nov 1, 2017

A brilliant setting, new systems, and familiar features blend together for a strong prequel to the Assassin's Creed series.

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins is a deep-dive into a truly stunning realization of ancient Egypt, with a rich series of cultures, genuine characters, and more mission variety than any other game in the series. The combat is challenging and thoughtful, and while the loot system doesn't match up to games like Destiny 2, there are enough different weapon types and enough enemy variety to keep you swapping between weapons, catered to the situation. The RPG elements encourage challenges of their own, and even despite a handful of bugs, I desperately wanted to keep playing.

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Recommended
Oct 26, 2017

Assassin's Creed returns and its vast and evocative Egypt inspires wonder - even if much in the game remains familiar.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 30, 2017

A missed opportunity to reinvent the Assassin's Creed franchise, which offers only incremental improvement and too many old problems.

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Oct 26, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017

As beautiful as it is deadly, Origins' Egyptian playground is finally everything you wanted the Creed to be.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Expanded progression, open-world freedom, and a fascinating backdrop make for an enticing origin story

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

In essence, Assassin's Creed Origins is much the same game as the original Assassin's Creed, which came out a decade ago. It's a formula that people like to play, and it's certainly been honed and improved over the years. Origins is, then, undoubtedly the best iteration of this formula yet. But I yearn for a fresh approach and new ideas, something that astounds the senses as much as the wondrous world this game inhabits.

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7 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

In charting out a new storyline and the largest setting for the series yet, Assassin's Creed Origins makes a few stumbles along the way.

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Unscored
Oct 26, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins is ungainly and uneven, beautiful and frustrating, expansive and unexpectedly conservative.

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