User Reviews
Grid
List
Add new review
5 (2)
4 (20)
3 (4)
2 (1)
1 (0)

3.85 stars 3.85/5 Stars Average score of 27 user reviews spread across 16 releases and 0 DLC

Arrivederci, Ezio Auditore da Firenze 0

Assassins Creed: Brotherhood was a genuine surprise last year, dismissing worries over its short development cycle by building on the solid foundations set by its excellent predecessor and providing another fantastic entry in Ubisoft’s stalwart, parkour-loving franchise. Its quality and success set a precedent for the series, so it’s no surprise to find us a year older with Assassins Creed: Revelations landing at our feet, double-blades in tow; the third game in three years to take us back into ...

18 out of 19 found this review helpful.

Ezio's final adventure turns out to be a satisfying one 0

As far as sequels go, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the one that plays it safe, choosing to rely on your enjoyment of the previous games to get anything out of it rather than meaningful additions. As a result, the franchise is left in the state that it was in at the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, in that there really isn't anything here that brings the series forward. There is plenty to enjoy here in Ezio's final adventure as long as you're willing to do some trimming around the edges,...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

It's in Revelations People! 0

Revelations is the uninteresting rooftop after the steep, beautifully-animated ascents of the majestic cathedrals that were AC 2 and Brotherhood. Now that the free-running analogy is out of the way, take a leap of faith and read on.The steady improvement of the Assassin's Creed series had to slow down eventually and AC: Revelations is where the buck stops. AC2 was phenomenal, all the potential of the innovative but repetitive first game fully realised. Brotherhood was the unexpectedly enjoyable ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A familiar, yet solid, conclusion to the Ezio Auditore trilogy. 0

Madden NFL. Call of Duty. Need for Speed. Like them or hate them, but video game publishers thrive on consistent, annual franchises. And their purpose is understandable—developers pump out these games every year because, well, people like to buy them. The Assassin’s Creed series is a perfect example of this; Ubisoft rakes in incredible amounts of money from it. And though Revelations does have the unfortunate side effect of feeling a little too familiar in some respects, the intense amount of qu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In Memoriam 0

It’s been quite a long journey for not only our protagonists, Altair and Ezio--but also for us, the players. While the series had a rocky start as a good idea plagued by missions of monotonous and mind-numbing nature, Asassin’s Creed quickly became known for its deep, intriguing and coherent plot, its expansive open world traversal supplemented with a variety of fun and engaging missions, not to mention the extremely well polished and smooth flowing combat. All of these things that put Assassin’...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Very little gets revealed in Revelations 0

Let's get this out of the way at the start, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is filler, nothing significant happens in it that a fan of the series needs to see. However, that isn't to say that the game is bad, but it is below average. Despite the title, very little gets revealed during this game. Mostly it just repeats the already known main points of the series' story line. The game controls about the same as it did in the last title in the series, which is to say that it works correctly about 70 ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed: (No) Revelations 0

Over the relatively short amount of time that I have been back in the video game world (roughly a year and a half) I have played (to varying levels of completion) roughly 60 games. Two of my absolute favorites to play through out of those 60 were Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. I only completed Brotherhood in October of 2011, and found myself in the somewhat rare spot of being very fresh in the Assassin's Creed world when the 4th game of the series - Assassin's Creed: Revel...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations 0

I honestly was less disappointed when I found out this game was going to star Ezio than I was when I learned the same about Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. After all, with that game they had already established a willingness to reuse the same protagonist, and it makes a certain amount of sense to have a trilogy within a larger trilogy, that being the one about the series' meta-protagonist Desmond. I don't know that the game released next year will actually be called Assassin's Creed III, and I wo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good game, tired game play. 0

I have tried to write this review several times over, and each and every time something has not felt right about it. I came to realize that I was trying to hold Assassin's Creed: Revelations up to the light in a way that would allow me to analyze the title as a stand alone effort, and this proved an impossible feat. There is absolutely no way that I can objectively review this game without looking at the series as a whole. The fact is that Ubisoft has dedicated itself to producing and releasing ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations could have been better. 0

Revelations, simply put, is a good game that could have been better and it cannot go unnoticed that the formula is beginning to hit its creative walls. Revelations struggles with finding the right balance in storytelling and gameplay and it is apparent in the additions to the game that attempt to bring something new but the forced execution of elements only shows the formula needs a fresh perspective.It all begins with the story, which starts directly where Brotherhood left off. The primary focu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A disappointing end to a promising start. 0

While AC:R is a competent game, several design choices such as implementing a poorly made Tower Defense mode is one that sticks out to me. The genuine excitement for the series keeps getting lower and lower as a new game in the franchise keeps being released each year. The novelty of each game diminishes in return. While there isn't anything too bad in this game, I felt disappointed as to how Ezio' story ended. This is game that most will enjoy, but for someone that loved AC: Brotherhood, I felt...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Review: Assassin's Creed: Revelations 0

It’s weird to think that the first Assassin’s Creed came out in 2007. It seems like such an old and revered franchise, mainly because Ubisoft has been pumping annual sequels since Assassin’s Creed II in 2009. People were skeptical of such a tactic, but Ubisoft was given the benefit of the doubt with the outstanding Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Now, with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations out again only a year later, it’s easy to see why the public would be apprehensive. Although there is a feeling ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Doesn't change the formula, but AC fans will still enjoy it 0

Pros:-Constantinople is fun to explore and full of interesting things to do and see-Multiplayer is addicting and more refined this time around-Main Story is interesting and has good variety-Lot's of different side quests-Desmond segments are a interesting and provide a nice new change of paceCons:-Tower Defense is awkward and lacks finesse-Combat is still too easy-Game engine is starting to show it's ageAssassin's Creed Revelations marks the final chapter in Ezio's journey, and while this time a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Worthy End Cap to the Ezio Trilogy 0

I think this game is pretty inaccessible to anyone who hasn't played at least the previous two AC2 games, so this review is only for those players. Some people have concerns with annual releases of video games, but I prefer it also long as they maintain quality. AC has done that with AC2: Revelations. I do have some criticisms, but they have nothing to do with quality.StoryThe best element of AC2: Revelations is the narrative. It was really satisfying to play an old Ezio. It's rare to get to pla...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed Revelations 0

I know there are many reviews highlighting the fact that this version is more of the same, but when something is this good I find more of the same not such a bad thing. I'm personally one for a quick dev time turn around on a game that would give me 'more of the same' while the 'other project' brings the new stuff. Also think that it may be a nice model for developers to keep bringing money in above the DLC spare change....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

As we watched Ezio age, so to has this franchise 0

Having a successful franchise is hard to maintain. After every hit installment, the development team is immediately tasked with topping the last with something bigger and better. The team behind Assassin’s Creed has heard that quite a few times now. They always do their best and it has turned out pretty worthwhile so far. So now we have game 4 in what was a soaring franchise and let me tell you, it is looking a bit long in the tooth. I can’t say that is surprising. It just didn’t have the same s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Bit of Italian Mixed With Turkey 0

In this episode of Assassin's Creed we find out what happened to Desmond after the major cliffhanger of the previous game. We also find out what happens to Ezio and what has happened to Altair after the very first game.The developers juggle all the story elements quite well. Desmond's mind is fragmented and he is in a comatose state. To regain his consciousness he has to explore the lives of Ezio and Altair. In the game Ezio arrives in Constantinople and largely spends the majority of his time h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good but Superfluous 0

Another year, another installment of Assassin's Creed. A series that has been released with solid titles in spite of the yearly grind of a new game. This game, however, was the first to really start to show that the yearly grind of releases is hurting the franchise. The game itself is good and the story is fine, but the game seems really superfluous.You return as Desmond who is still in less-than-stellar shape from Brotherhood. Both Altair and Ezio are running around in his apparently catatonic ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations 0

Let me start off by saying that I am a big fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I love everything about the games, from the storyline to the gameplay mechanics to the characters I just feel that they are extraordinary games with vast appeal and potential. This has not always been the case however, as I felt the first game was very repetitive but I can forgive that mistep since it was their first foray into the franchise and they really listened and turned things around with the 2nd game. I ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Incremental Improvement 0

I came into AC: Revelations knowing that the gameplay systems were largely unchanged from Brotherhood. With this in mind, I actually came away enjoying the game more than I expected. The game follows several different story threads and can feel pretty disjointed at times, but I found the main narrative of the Byzantine/Ottoman conflict to be more compelling than the stuff with the Borgia in the last game. The progression with Desmond is minimal, and Artair's story bits are disappointingly short....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Formula Goes Stale 0

Ah formula. No one likes change. I'm keeping with the formula by reviewing this game a few months after I played it. This game follows formula by being close to the same damn game you've played the previous two times. Assassin's Creed Revelations doesn't succeed in being a revolution of the franchise, but it does have one of the most entertaining stories written for the series in a long time.Assassin's Creed Revelations follows Ezio, now older and wiser, looking for answers about his life. Has h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Formula Goes Stale 0

Ah formula. No one likes change. I'm keeping with the formula by reviewing this game a few months after I played it. This game follows formula by being close to the same damn game you've played the previous two times. Assassin's Creed Revelations doesn't succeed in being a revolution of the franchise, but it does have one of the most entertaining stories written for the series in a long time.Assassin's Creed Revelations follows Ezio, now older and wiser, looking for answers about his life. Has h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Land of Plenty 0

You've grown with Ezio Auditore through the ages creating his own legacy past that of Altair into an old man with his own history. He's slower, more conservative with his movements but the grace he displays harks to the old adage of Youth and Energy vs Old age and Treachery.The game was another look at rapid release of games from Ubisoft. Again that come out swinging with some new features and old winners.GAMEPLAYThe movement, deep sandbox areas, and combat have improved. New features such as a ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Most Things are Permitted 0

Assassin's Creed: Revelations feels smaller, somehow. You spend most of your time in Istanbul (maiden name: Constantinople) looking for some keys that Altair had hid around town generations earlier. All of the refinements from Brotherhood are here, with you once again recruiting assassins and having them available for quick murder as you climb around town, or you can play the Assassin Tychoon subgame where you send them around Europe and the Middle East to gain experience points for more effecti...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations Review 0

Assassin’s Creed Revelations wraps up not one, but two eras of Assassin’s as it explores the final days of both Ezio Auditore and Altair Ibn La’Ahad. The zealous conclusion comes together quite nicely in the end. After Brotherhood, I was ready to throw in the towel and move on from Ezio, but after completing Revelations and witnessing the incredible conclusion to his adventure, it was worth one last trip back into his life.Ubisoft’s ambitious plan with Revelations was to follow the path of not o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

More of the same, but for now at least it's still fun enough. 0

When Brotherhood came out a year after Assassins Creed 2 I was skeptical that all story aside the game play would simply be a retread of that second game, but it managed to tweak enough to be a worthwhile venture in it's own right. Revelations on the other hand doesn't quite live up to the title and while still a worthwhile venture for anyone already invested in the series, it doesn't really throw anything new into the mix. The story gives Ezio a good send off and fills in some of Alta...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Requiescat In Pace 0

Glockstar Armani presents this game with 3 *GLOCKIE* awards for:*BEST PROTAGONIST: EZIO AUDITORE**BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: JESPER KYD**BEST MOCAP ACTING: HAAZ SLEIMAN as PRINCE SULEIMAN*While this might be a bit weaker when compared to the previous two Italy-hopping installments, it still had its fair share of great moments. For one thing, that ending scene was so well composed, written, and directed, that it gives me goosebumps every time. There are some things I would have changed, but they're a t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.