When Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood released last year, the level of expectations wasn’t exactly high. Which was understandable, considering that not only was it only a year apart from Assassin’s Creed 2, and it seemed like nothing more than an excuse to add multiplayer.
As it turned out, we were all wrong – Brotherhood turned out to be a great game, and the multiplayer was pleasantly surprising in its quality. Ubisoft managed to do it the first time around, but now the question is can they do it again with Assassin’s Creed Revelations?
Going by the reviews that are just now pouring in, the answer to that question looks to be a “yes”, but with a few caveats
Critics agree that Assassin’s Creed Revelations‘ multiplayer is better than ever, but a few critics believe that Assassin’s Creed Revelations suffers from the short development cycle more-so than Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood did.
For more, you can check out a selection of reviews directly below, ordered from lowest to highest.
Wired – 7/10 (Read full review)
“The elements added to Assassin’s Creed: Revelations do make it feel like a more different and occasionally surprising experience compared to Brotherhood, which felt like an expansion pack. But at its core, we’re still playing the same game for the third time.” – Chris Kohler, Wired
Destructoid – 7.5/10 (Read full review)
“As much as Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a testament to the inevitable cost of trying to milk your franchise too much, too fast, it is still a fun game that gives you the single-player gameplay you’ve come to know and love, but sadly offers little more on that front. A few months after you finish it Revelations will be that game that had better make Assassin’s Creed III worth the price Ubisoft has had to pay to release both titles on schedule, but the main reason you will remember it at all is because you will have the disc in your tray for the masterful multiplayer.” – Maurice Tan, Destructoid
Joystiq – 4/5 (Read full review)
“It’s an Assassin’s Creed game wearing blinders that focus it on covering ground it’s already traveled, albeit more effectively. While it’s always good to see iterative improvements, some bold new territory would have been a real revelation for the series. Instead, Revelations does almost everything its predecessors have done slightly better. Which, as it turns out, is enough just one more time.” – Arthur Gies, Joystiq
Strategy Informer – 9/10 (Read full review)
“With the release of Revelations, Ubisoft have finally turned their initial concept into a truly unmissable game. Pulling the narrative together alongside some vital gameplay additions, this is the best, most complete Assassin’s Creed title to date.” – Nick Akerman, Strategy Informer