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15 things you should know about Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

1. It’s bigger and braver Whatever you might want to say about Assassin’s Creed Unity, there can be no denying that its re-creation of revolutionary Paris was impressive. Behind the bugs, it was a gorgeously detailed and rich world. London is that and more in Syndicate. At the height of...

The Jade Empire – in conversation with Jade Raymond

We sat down with Jade Raymond, the original producer of the Assassin’s Creed series and one of its leading creative minds to reflect on the series and her career in gaming to date [This interview was conducted prior to Raymond joining EA to lead Motive Studios] How did you first...

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China review
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China review

If two Assassin’s Creed games in November weren’t enough for you, Ubisoft is back to milk a little bit more out of its most lucrative franchise with three short adventures. These 2.5D stealth platformers will tell the stories of a trio of assassins that you may have come across if...

Grow Home review
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Grow Home review

It’s easy to look at smaller, digital games from behemoth publishers with an unfair sense of cynicism. There’s a certain appeal that attaches itself to the word ‘indie’, a sort of inexplicable resistance against the supposed greed of corporations. So when Ubisoft releases a colourful, simple digital title all the...

Watch Dogs 2 will “carry on taking risks” says Ubisoft

Creating new gaming IP is a risky businesses but, with just one game to beat, surely creating a sequel to a successful debut should be easy. It shouldn’t, says Watch Dogs’ creative director Jonathan Morin What was the point of Ubisoft’s cyber-noir epic Watch Dogs? Why did creative director Jonathan...

Shape Up review
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Shape Up review

Ignore everything Jillian Michaels has ever told you: getting in shape and losing weight is not fun. In fact, it is routinely the complete opposite. Doing it the hard way – hitting the gym and braving the roads – is a challenge most of us would rather avoid. And doing...

Assassin’s Creed Rogue review
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Assassin’s Creed Rogue review

It’s a shame Ubisoft didn’t put its full weight behind this idea, because it could have been something great. There are hints of the potential of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue all the way through the game. Small moments of clarity where playing as a Templar reveals something interesting about the age-old...

The Crew review
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The Crew review

A pretty respectable technical achievement masquerading as a piece of entertainment, The Crew is the last lot from Ubisoft’s ample release slate for 2014; a year which has seen the launch of the French multinational’s least artistically prosperous offerings in a very long time. Following a nearly unparalleled run of...