Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the latest edition of Ubisoft’s successful action-adventure franchise is set for release.
Thinking about buying the game? Here are 10 things you should know before you make the purchase.
The official release date is October 5, though there is an early access date of October 2 for fans who pre-order the Deluxe Digital Gold Edition, or any other higher-priced version.
ACO will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with the following versions.
- Standard Edition $59.99
- Deluxe Digital $79.99
- Digital Gold Edition $99.99
- Gold Edition w/ Steelbox $109.99
- Digital Ultimate Edition $119.99
- Steelbox Gold Edition $149.99
ACO is developed and published by Ubisoft. After the last two versions of the game were developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Climax Studios, the series returns to the company’s Quebec City office. It developed Assassin’s Creed III, IV: Black Flag, Rogue, Unity, and Syndicate before stepping outside of the series to work on For Honor and South Park: The Fractured but Whole. In case you were wondering, Syndicate received a lukewarm critical reception.
It scored a 76 on Metacritic for PS4 and a 78 on Xbox One. That’s a little below what the Montreal studio generated with Origins.
AC games fit into the action-adventure stealth genre. In fact, the series has become perhaps the most well-known and successful franchise of its kind. It has helped Ubisoft post impressive sales numbers in recent years and judging by the hype surrounding Odyssey, the revenue will continue to roll in.
Gamers will explore a variety of worlds in Odyssey based on Greek history and mythology. There are a number of side missions, multiple endings and over 30 hours of choice-related dialogue. Throughout the path, your character will encounter legendary characters and fictional creatures. You’ll be able to play as Kassandra or Alexios in a journey where your responses and actions can impact the ending.
There are a few new styles of battle in the game. You can battle at sea with customized ships and even in 150-v-150 large-scale battles in the Peloponnesian War.
Ways to Play
ACO is a purely single-player campaign experience. That’s rare in today’s era of video games where almost every franchise attempts to implement an online multiplayer option. ACO’s one-dimensional approach could be a strength if its singular focus generates excellence.
What Does the Gameplay Look Like?
You can see examples of a number of the combat gameplay options in the video below:
How Was The Last Version Reviewed?
The last version of AC was called Origins. It received an 81 Metacritic score on PS4, an 85 on Xbox One and an 84 on PC. Those are lofty numbers to follow, but Forbes’ Paul Tassi has already published his review, and he’s scored the game an 8.5. Read his review here.