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Assassin's Creed: Mirage Reviews; Partial Return to Roots and Old Problems

Assassin's Creed: Mirage garnered good ratings, but its list of flaws is long and hardly surprising. Nevertheless, Ubisoft did not lie, declaring a return to the roots of the series, as the game places heavy emphasis on stealth.

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Assassin's Creed: Mirage is scheduled to launch tomorrow - here you'll check what time the game will be made available around the world - so it's time for reviews. In general, the latest installment of the popular series from Ubisoft has a good average rating, but if you look at the individual ratings separately, you will notice that it it received "6s" and "7s" more often than "9s" and "10s."

Assassin's Creed: Mirage - selected ratings

  1. GameGrin - 10/10 (PS5)
  2. Noisy Pixel - 9/10 (PS5)
  3. GGRecon - 9/10 (PC)
  4. COGConnected - 86/100 (PS5)
  5. MGG - 8.5/10 (PS5)
  6. PSX Brasil - 8.5/10 (PS5)
  7. Jeuxvideo - 8.5/10 (XSX)
  8. XboxEra - 82/100 (XSX)
  9. PCGamesN - 8/10 (PC)
  10. GamesRadar - 8/10 (PS5)
  11. VGC - 8/10 (PS5)
  12. IGN - 8/10 (PS5)
  13. Game Informer - 8/10 (PS5)
  14. PC Gamer - 77/100 (PC)
  15. God is a Geek - 7.5/10 (PS5)
  16. Shacknews - 7/10 (PC)
  17. Comicbook.com - 7/10 (PC)
  18. Metro GameCentral - 7/10 (PS5)
  19. TheSixthAxis - 7/10 (PS5)
  20. PushSquare - 7/10 (PS5)
  21. TheGamer - 6/10 (PS5)
  22. Siliconera - 6/10 (PS5)
  23. Attack of the Fanboy - 6/10 (PS5)
  24. Digital Trends - 6/10 (XSX)
  25. GameSpot - 6/10 (XSX)
  26. GRYOnline - 5.5/10 (PS4)
  27. SlantMagazine - 5/10 (PS5)
  28. Metascore (PC) - 78/100 (based on 8 reviews)
  29. Metascore (PS5) - 78/100 (based on 66 reviews)
  30. Metascore (XSX) - 78/100 (based on 22 reviews)

Let's start with, whether Assassin's Creed: Mirage really is the return to the roots that Ubisoft promised. To a large extent, yes, as the parkour is better than even in AC: Valhalla, the game places strong emphasis on stealth, and the atmosphere of phenomenal Baghdad is reminiscent of that of the first game.

The plot is difficult to describe so clearly, although most reviewers did not like it. Many of them also complain about the poor ending, evidently created with future DLCs in mind. There's nothing to mention about poorly written dialogues or one-dimensional characters - they've become rather standard in recent "Assassins."

There have been a lot of complaints about the clumsy combat system. Also criticized was Basim, who was shoehorned into Ezio's place. In addition, the artificial non-linearity of the game, the AI of enemies, boring side missions and the fact that the world has been peppered with a ton of collectibles and various side activities, which are generally repetitive, making them quickly boring.

So is it worth playing Assassin's Creed: Mirage? If you are a fan of the series and its formula has not tired you after AC: Valhalla - I'd yes. Keep in mind, however, that Basim's story will add little to your knowledge of the universe. And if you are fed up with the series after the last installments, it's probably better to take a break, because AC: Mirage appears to be a game relatively similar to them, although noticeably smaller and watered down with old-schoolness.

Assassin's Creed: Mirage will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, XOne and XSX/S. We also recently learned that it will be playable on the iPhone 15 Pro.

  1. AC: Mirage - game guide

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

Has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure.com five years later - although he has known the service since he had access to the internet - to combine his love for words and games. Deals mainly with news and journalism. A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. He started his gaming adventure at the age of four - with a Pegasus. Currently, prefers PC and demanding RPGs, but does not shy away from consoles or other genres. When he's not playing or writing, he enjoys reading, watching series (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and also walking the dog. Almost uncritically loves the work of Stephen King. Does not abandon plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.

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