Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a 2015 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It was released on October 23, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 19, 2015, for Microsoft Windows. It is the ninth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, and the successor to 2014's Assassin's Creed Unity.
The plot is set in a fictional history of real world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The story is set in Victorian era London and follows twin assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye, as they navigate the corridors of organized crime, and take back the city from Templar control. The open world design lets players freely roam London.
The game is played from a third-person view and its world is navigated on foot or by carriage. The game introduces new traveling systems and refined combat and stealth mechanics. Players control the two lead protagonists—twins Jacob and Evie Frye—throughout the game's story, switching between them both during and outside of missions. Unlike its direct predecessors, Syndicate does not feature any multiplayer gameplay.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate received generally positive reviews. Critics praised the visuals and the likability of the major characters, especially the Frye twins and the antagonist, while criticizing the lackluster ending as well as the aging and repetitive gameplay and mission mechanics, yet saying that it was an improvement over Unity.
1868, London. The Industrial Revolution. An age of invention and wealth, built on the backs of the working class. As gangster killers Jacob and Evie Frye, you recruit a gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to reclaim London in an adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat. With Jacob as the leader, players can establish UK's fiercest gang, the only force that can challenge the elite and defeat rival gangs to bring freedom to the oppressed folks. Enemy strongholds can be infiltrated by using an arsenal to dominate London’s underworld. From robbing trains to rescuing child workers, players will do everything they can to bring justice to London’s lawless streets.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate works like a charm on the PC. The game looks and feels great. There is lots of content available and those who love the franchise will love Syndicate. Syndicate is a very solid PC release and a must-have for any fan.It’s a solid entry in a series that’s been far too prolific, and while Syndicate is good, it’s tough to be excited about it.
Developer(s) Ubisoft Quebec[a]
Director(s) Marc-Alexis Côté
Producer(s) François Pelland
Designer(s) Scott Phillips
Writer(s) Jeffrey Yohalem
Composer(s) Austin Wintory
Series Assassin's Creed
Platforms Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 4, Xbox One
October 23, 2015
November 19, 2015
Genre(s) Action-adventure, stealth