Ubisoft is returning to the franchise’s roots with Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a smaller, more focused action-adventure pivot from recent big-scale RPGs like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla.
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The pivot seems to have worked quite well, with critics praising the game’s world design and stealth-focused gameplay; however, the lacklustre story and mission variety keep the game from being an all-out banger.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Review Roundup
Here are some reviews and first-look articles for Assassin’s Creed Mirage from around the web. At the time of publishing this article, the score for this game was 77 at Opencritic and 77 on Metacritic.
“Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s return to the stealthy style that launched this series doesn’t do everything right, but everything it does feels like it was done with purpose.”
“Mirage gets so close to great that it’s annoying, but also encouraging. It may not be the complete return to form that I imagined, but it’s the best stealth game to ever have the Assassin’s Creed name on it, and I hope Ubisoft sees this new “classic” branch of AC as something to build on.”
“Although it serves as somewhat of a prequel for Valhalla, Assassin’s Creed Mirage doesn’t push the series’ story in new directions, opting instead for a narrative that is heavily dependent on you already knowing Basim’s story in Valhalla.”
“Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a compact, stealth-focused adventure that punishes anyone trying to go in loud, and it does so in a world that’s always a delight to explore (and be chased through).”
“Mirage teases a larger mystery that connects to Basim’s role in the earlier Valhalla release. But in this case, the resolution of that mystery is unsatisfying and feels like an odd wrap-up to an otherwise self-contained narrative.”
“When Assassin’s Creed Mirage is at its best, it’s an entertaining experience. But in between those moments, the repetitiveness really starts to weigh it down. The middle part of the game is a bit hard to get through just because of how boring it gets.”
“Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a worthwhile experience for invested fans of the series. It’s going to give you that stealth and stab gameplay that you’ve enjoyed before, even if it doesn’t build upon it outside of the tools.”
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.