Installment that turns the action adventure video game franchise on its head
Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
Assassin's Creed Rogue is a stealth/action game released for the PC and last-gen console systems, and the first 'side story' released by Ubisoft that moved away from the running narrative of the series. Rogue takes place during the early chapters of Assassin's Creed III, detailing the fall of the American Assassins and telling the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin who turns his back on the Brotherhood.
Rogue is a unique game, released with lower system requirements than its sister game, Assassins's Creed Unity. Even with this said, it's a beautiful game that makes the best of an established engine. It runs quite well on newer PCs, and is probably the go-to PC game for fans of the series.
If there is an issue with Rogue, it comes down to repetition. While the story might be novel for the series, it's still very much the same game as Assassin's Creed 3 and Black Flag. The game takes elements from both and gives them a new coat of paint, but there's nothing particularly new here. Players of later games in the series might miss some of the features that came in Unity or Syndicate, while players of the older games may find themselves bored of doing more of the same.
Assassin's Creed Rogue is a solid game that closes out the early chapters of the Assassin's Creed story. If you've never played a game in the series, the game serves as a serviceable entry point. If you are familiar with the series, though, you may find yourself retreading familiar ground.
- A fantastic Assassin's Creed experience
- Great story
- Runs fantastically well on the PC
- Looks outdated, especially compared to the next games in the series
- Still a few of the usual Assassin's Creed/Ubisoft bugs