Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs

Details: Played through the game in about twelve hours. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/ and https://store.ubi.com/ie/assassin-s-creed–origins—the-curse-of-the-pharaohs/5a9d712c88a7e30993e580c1.html

Score: 7.6/10

Curse of the Pharaohs is the last piece of downloadable content (or DLC) for Assassin’s Creed: Origins. There’s so much more to this downloadable content that it borders on being called an expansion rather than DLC. Curse of the Pharaohs introduces a few new beautiful areas to explore and a few new bosses to fight as well. The story goes more into the history of Egypt, but not of its protagonist, Bayek, unfortunately.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

Details: Spent about six hours playing through this. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/ and https://store.ubi.com/ie/assassin-s-creed-origins—the-hidden-ones/5a5e11ee88a7e3b6351233e3.html

Score: 6.8/10

The Hidden Ones is a piece of downloadable content (or DLC for short) that adds a new area to Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s relatively short and doesn’t add anything to the gameplay. Otherwise, it’s fine.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Details: This is a review of the base game and the downloadable content that came with it, not of The Hidden Ones or Curse of the Pharaoh expansions. Beat the main quest in about thirty hours. Spent another ten hours playing through side quests and clearing the map. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/

Score: 7.5/10

The biggest flaw of Assassin’s Creed: Origins has nothing to do with the game. The problem is that I played Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey first and that it is clearly the better game. Odyssey did come out after Origins after all. In comparison with Odyssey, Origins maintains more of the trappings of the old Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Even still, Origins introduces many new elements that improve on the franchise and move it forward. It is from this Origins that Odyssey builds upon and further refines.

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