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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

AC Valhalla, Assassin's Creed: Ragnarok, Assassin's Creed: Legion

The 12th main installment of the Assassin's Creed series - TPP sandboxes, from 2018 representing the RPG action genre.

RPG | TPP | Stealth | the middle ages | sandbox | the Vikings | action adventure | action RPG

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Release Date

10Nov2020

PC PS4 XONE XSX

12Nov2020

PS5

developer: Ubisoft publisher: Ubisoft Official website

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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is the twelfth major part of the best-selling sandbox series. Although at the beginning the cycle represented the action games genre, over time it evolved into action RPGs; this is also the case here. The game was developed by fifteen development teams belonging to Ubisoft, under the leadership of Ubisoft Montreal.

Eivor

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is taking place in the Northern Europe in the 9th century. We play the role of a figure named Eivor who is the head of the Viking clan; interestingly, we can not only choose a female or male version of the protagonist, but also allow the animus to switch between these versions at specific moments (and this is also canonical). After leaving conflicted Norway and crossing the North Sea, the hero and his men arrive at the coast of England. Unfortunately, there is a violent fight for power in this resourceful land, and the Eivor clan attracts the attention of Alfred the Great of Wessex, who not only recognises himself as the rightful ruler of England, but also condemns the pagan vikings. To make England their new home, and to secure a place in the Valhalla, Eivor and his warriors must fight. Their future depends on the alliances we form or the dialogue options we choose.

Gameplay

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla starts with the decision about Eivor appearance - we can modify the hairstyle, tattoos, war paint and accessories. During the game we observe the action from the third person perspective (TPP). The game is driven by feature missions (divided into chapters lasting 2-3 hours) and numerous quests and side activities. Our decisions often have an impact on the future of Eivor and his (her) clan. We are also raiding resource-rich areas, not only increasing our sphere of influence, but also obtaining the resources needed to expand our settlement.

The combat system known from the previous parts of the series has been improved to reflect the brutality of the Vikings, including greater emphasis on using two weapons simultaneously. Besides, enemies can be eliminated quietly by making use of a hidden blade. We are increasing the combat potential of the Eivor by, among other things, upgrading weapons and armour with runes.

Map

The open world of Valhalla consists of Norway (we leave it in the first phase of the game, but you can return to it at any time), England and some additional territories. In England we will find both the large cities of London, Winchester and Jórvík (York), as well as a number of smaller settlements and numerous characteristic places and buildings, headed by the Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge. Walking is made more attractive by the parkour system, which is a showcase of the series. Navigation is based on the mechanics known from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, which was adapted to the specificity of the time and place of action.

In AC: Valhalla hero' ship is a drakkar, a boat used by the Vikings for sea and river navigation. The whole crew can be on board, helping the protagonist in the game. An important change from AC: Odyssey is that the Eivor's ship can be called anywhere, standing by the water, not just in designated ports. Like earlier parts of the series, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla boasts an excellent graphic design and atmospheric soundtrack reflecting the spirit of the era.

Multiplayer

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla does not include multiplayer modes. The core of the game is a single-player story campaign.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 6,4 / 10 based on 3116 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 5.7 / 10 based on 2944 votes.

PEGI rating Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 380 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 570 or better
  • 50 GB SSD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Ultra:
  • (4K / 30 fps) Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 Ghz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce RTX 2080 / Radeon RX 5700 XT or better
  • 50 GB SSD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Sony PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

  • Uses:
  • Performance Mode: 60 fps
  • Quality Mode 30 fps
Microsoft Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S

  • Uses:
  • XSX: Performance Mode: 60 fps
  • Quality Mode 30 fps / XSS: 30 fps
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