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Assassin's Creed's story centres around Altair, an assassin (DUH!) in the 13th Century Middle East who, along with his fellow assassins, is trying to end the Crusades by suppressing both sides. The action is spread across three medieval cities where Altair must climb, jump and ultimately kill his way through missions against the backdrop of a stunningly animated and rendered ancient metropolis.
The cities allow absolute freedom of movement in the mode of GTA, with careful attention given to the tiniest of details to produce some of the most realistic graphics ever seen. The movement and look of each character (and when we say character, we mean "person to appear on screen") has been carefully modelled to emulate real human motion, with the AI prompting them to constantly react to you in a realistic way. As you move through crowds, you have to be careful not to draw attention to yourself, as anything untoward can bring the guards down on you in a heartbeat. That's not to say, however, that this is strictly a stealth game. If you fancy your chances at fighting your way through a posse of bodyguards to your target, you can. Just don't be surprised if a couple of well-placed blows brings you down.
The PC version enables you to play four more types of investigation: Rooftop Race Challenge, Archer Stealth Assassination Challenge, Assassin Escort and Merchant Stand Destruction Challenge.
This is looking like the start of a huge new franchise, with a seam of intrigue threading its way through each game. Keep your eye on Assassin's Creed. Seriously.
Released to Buy:
30 October 2009