Assassin's Creed Mirage

05 Oct 2023

Xbox Series X|S PC (Microsoft Windows) Xbox One PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 iOS
7.5 rating
5976 want
3178 played
840 playing
191 reviews
Developer
Ubisoft Bordeaux
Publisher
Ubisoft Entertainment

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Summary

In the ninth century CE, Baghdad is at its height, leading the world in science, art, innovation, and commerce. Amid its bustling urban landscape, a conflicted young orphan with a tragic past must navigate the streets to survive. In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organization – The Hidden Ones. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.

Mirage done very well depicting golden age Baghdad.. stealth gameplay was very smooth and nostalgic.

The story on the other hand was shallow and doesn’t connect to where Valhalla ended. Instead it only shares a mere flashback to Basim' early life!

Mirage shouldn't have been a standalone entry to the series, rather a Valhalla' season pass expansion.

Ubisoft is scamming again and is milking the series more than necessary.
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04 Oct 2023
Gameplay: 8 (stealth is back/the free running was kinda rough/combat, while difficult to get used to, was awesome once you got the hang of it. Lots of emphasis on the parry (I ain't mad at it))
Story: 9 it was predictable, sure. However it was well written, and well casted.
Characters: 10
Sounds: 10
Graphics: 10 (it's a gorgeous game, no major glitches. All except for a good two hours of my playthrough I had a throwing knife through the middle of right hand. Permanently. Was even there during cutscenes)
Level design: 8
My opinion: 10
Device played on: XBox Series S
Overall: 10/10 it's my favorite since Brotherhood. It had it's flaws, sure, but I got into Assassin's Creed 16 years ago, solely and purely for the stealth of it. Feeling like an absolute bad ass sneaking in and out of the shadows. This game delivered that with a return to the basics. I love the big bombastic AC games, don't get me wrong. This was all of that, but in a size that was manageable and not overwhelming. Assassin's Creed is BACK!
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12 Nov 2023
If you think this is a good Assassin's Creed game, you should seriously consider killing yourself :)
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19 Dec 2023
While Assassin's Creed Mirage was marketed as a return to form, it is only 1 step forward and still a few steps away from returning to it's former glory.

After Valhalla lost any semblance of an AC game, it was really refreshing to play Mirage at first. Everything was back, from the classic cloak, to the condensed cities, parkour and emphasis on stealth. A lot of which I originally loved was here. But don't be fooled, this is not a new AC2, but rather an Arabian coat of AC Unity.

Mirage feels like it tried to be the legendary game that AC2 was, but ends up having one of the most shallow stories in the series. Nothing here really grabs you, from the characters to the plot. The only thing Mirage has to offer is it's setting... which just feels like a fusion between AC1 and Origins.

The gameplay itself could have used a bit more time in the oven. Combat is really stiff and janky, which is strange because Unity actually had great combat, and this game is somewhat modelled after unity in terms of gameplay and mission design. Assassinations don't feel as fluid as they used to be as the animations are stiff.

Some things I must commend though is that this is surprisingly an unbuggy game at launch for a Ubisoft title. And being an Arab/Muslim myself, the representation and accuracy here is some of the best I've ever seen in a AAA title.

I still enjoyed my time with this game as it was only 16 hours and didn't overstay it's welcome, and it was really nostalgic coming back to the old formula of AC, which I enjoy much more than the RPG formula.

I only recommend this game if you want to scratch that classic AC gameplay itch, or if you're a hardcore AC fan.
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12 Oct 2023
When im in a forgettable and mediocre game competition and my opponent is assasins creed mirage
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11 Oct 2023
Points for Baghdad! No points for anything else!
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24 Jan 2024
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