Assassin's Creed Unity is the 2014 instalment of the popular action-adventure series. Explore Paris during the French Revolution and learn more about the shadowy group of assassins who shape the world.
After a trial with ship-based combat and a larger map in Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Unity marked a return to the roots of the franchise with tight urban exploration and Day One patches. This instalment of the parkour secret society adventure title features Arno and his climbing and murdering while Paris erupts into revolution. After a rocky launch featuring game-breaking glitches and an angry fan base, the game has been patched into a fairly decent experience. The city design is probably the best feature, offering suitably grand buildings and familiar landmarks to leap between. A lacklustre and repetitive story combines with poor combat to make the last half of the game something of a slog to finish, however. The new co-op mode allows players to join together for a handful of select missions with a regrettable lack of free-roaming.
Assassin's Creed Unity is a fairly typical Assassin's Creed game. Fans of earlier versions will find more of the same to enjoy but don't expect any revolutions.