Assassin's Creed Revelations Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @EamonGaudio and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the fourth adventure game in the Assassin's Creed series. It follows on from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

You play Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad in 12th and 13th century Masyaf, and Ezio Auditore da Firenze in 16th century Constantinople. The game mainly follows Ezio's journey to unlock the secret of Altaïr's vault in Masyaf. It creates an open world Constantinople, Rhodes, Masyaf and Cappadocia. Constantinople is the largest and split in the four districts Constantine, Bayezid, Imperial, and Galata.

Like other games in the series gameplay focuses on a stealth, exploration and combat. You can hide from enemies not only in grass and bushes, but can pull down their hood and slip into crowds to use them as cover. The main protagonist, Ezio, can use the hook-blade to access zip-lines across the environments. The hook-blade is one of the new features introduced in Revelations. You can also use different bombs for tactical advantages.

Expanded in this game is the task of seizing districts of the city from the Templars. Like in Brotherhood, the Templars will send reinforcements to recapture districts, which Ezio must defend in a tactical "tower defence" sub-game.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 15/11/2011

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: @UbisoftMTL

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 15 hours and 25 hours to complete. The game duration extends considerably if you aim to collect everything.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Assassin's Creed Revelations usually costs £8.99 to £9.19.
 

Assassin's Creed Revelations

Xbox One £9.19
PS3 £8.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. A remastered version available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as The Ezio Collection:
  • Assassin’s Creed II – Ezio’s saga begins as you fight and explore the open world of the Italian Renaissance in an era of art, riches, and murderous conspiracy.
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Journey into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, the centre of power, greed, and corruption, as Ezio takes leadership of the entire Brotherhood of Assassins.
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Two Assassins, one destiny. Embark on Ezio’s final adventure as he walks in the footsteps of his great mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation in 16th-century Constantinople and the heart of the Ottoman Empire.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 18 due to occasional strong bad language and frequent strong violence. The game features the ability to attack and kill vulnerable / defenceless characters and engage in motiveless killing. The game also features use of the word "*!@?*".

ESRB MATURE 17+ Blood for Language, Mild Sexual Themes, Violence. Most missions require players to find, stalk, and kill enemies by using a variety of weapons (e.g., daggers, concealed blades, crossbows, gun-like artillery); players can also engage in brawls or sword fights with soldiers. Blood-splatter effects often occur when characters are injured; blood stains sometimes appear on the streets and/or characters' clothing. Some sequences depict close-ups of characters getting stabbed in the throat, and enemies are occasionally impaled amid slow-motion effects. During the course of the game, the dialogue contains some sexual references (e.g., “Now that was a sorry looking whore. Won't be selling her goods for a while,” “Your wife really enjoyed having a real man last night, shorty!” and “You going to try to feel me up again?”). The game also contains the word “sh*t” and a*s,” in addition to Greek/Italian equivalents (e.g., “m*rda” sh*t, “m*laka” a*shole, “c*zzo” d*ck).

AccessibilityAccessibility

The settings allow to turn off blood but that option is for gameplay only meaning the cutscenes will show blood. There is no manual save option just checkpoints that trigger an autosave. There are settings to adjust 3D Strength and Stereoscopy options (Off, Inficolor, Side by Side, and Top Bottom).

When in combat only the enemy you are focused on will be highlighted and glowing. Other enemies will have a small health bar that flashes when that enemy is going to attack. Enemies not in combat will have an icon indicating if they see you.

Objects that can be interacted with will be highlighted. Similarly, the path for some missions will have distinct indicators of where to go in the game world and on the minimap. There is no distinct indicator of what world elements can be traversed while free running.
 
Our Assassin's Creed Revelations Accessibility Report details 15 accessibility features:

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