Assassin's Creed Revelations - Review

Farewell Ezio

Release Date: 16/11/2011

Farewell Ezio


Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the third and final chapter in the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who started off as an impulsive ladies man but has now matured to become a master assassin. In Revelations he's much older, wiser, and unfortunately plagued by his past.

As far as farewells go, Assassin's Creed Revelations is a fine send off for Ezio. It has easily the most gripping story in the series to date, and provides answers to a lot of the questions that have been building in the fans' heads. Of course, it doesn't give too much away about the wider Assassin's Creed mysteries, as there's another game coming out next year.

New Frontier


Revelations takes place in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the year 1511, with Ezio on a mission to find five keys hidden by his ancestor and mentor Altair. The keys will unlock a powerful secret under Masyaf, a castle that once served as home to the Assassin Order, but things won't be easy as antagonists the Templars are also on the same quest.

The city of Constantinople plays a major part of Revelations, delivering a stunning portrayal of a city historically known as the crossroads of the world. A melting pot of different religions, cultures and races, it's bustling with life and places to explore that serve up plenty of interesting encounters and environmental challenges for the acrobatic, roof-climbing Ezio.

The city is split into multiple areas, each of which has a unique style and feel from the other, from the interweaving streets of the Galata district to the lush, green locations of the Imperial district and the ship-laden docks. It's a joy to explore.

Captain Hook


Revelations introduces a handy new tool for Ezio dubbed the Hookblade, which doubles up as both a hidden blade and a new way of navigating the city's rooftops. By holding circle, or the B button, Ezio will stick out his blade and latch on to any protruding surfaces in his path. This means that he can leap across much wider gaps and scale building much faster. Not bad for an old man.

Another new mechanic in Revelations is the ability to make bombs. By looting ingredients from chests and enemies or purchasing them from stores, three different types of bombs can be created; lethal, tactical and diversion, all of which have different properties and uses. There are a substantial amount of different bomb types in the game so you're encouraged to be adventurous with your crafting.

The Bomb


Although it might not be the headline act, Revelations also features a stellar multiplayer component. Developed by the team behind the excellent Splinter Cell Mercs Vs Spies mode, it sees players aligning themselves with either the Assassins or the Templars and hunting down their enemies. As with the single player game, the focus is on staying hidden, stalking targets and picking the right moment to strike. Overzealous killers leaping out to pin down their prey will often find themselves on the sharp end of another player's blade. The multiplayer's slower pace and more thoughtful approach to gameplay makes a refreshing change from the run and gun shooters dominating the market and is well worth investing time in once you're done and dusted with the single player campaign.

Taking the tried and tested gameplay from previous efforts and introducing some great new weapons and ways of exploring its wonderful world, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is arguably the best game in the series so far. If you're a fan of the franchise, picking up Revelations is a no-brainer, but it's also a great place for those that haven't played the previous games to start, as it kicks off with an in-depth recap of all the events, meaning you won't feel like you've missed out on a thing.

GAME's verdict

+ Beautiful City.
+ Cool new weapons.
+ Story answers some burning character questions.

- Formula feels a little familiar.
- Story can baffle on occasion.
- Short on revelations about the wider series.


Review by: Tamoor 'Al-Mualim' Hussain
Version Tested: X360
Review Published: 16.11.11

Show more Show less

Pegi Rating:

Suitable for people aged and over.



Customer Rating:

No rating yet


Delivery type Delivery Time Cost
Standard Orders 2 - 4 working days** £4.99
Pre-Orders 1 working day** £4.99
Next Day incl. Saturday 1 working day** £7.99 per order
Premium Next Day incl. Saturday
Delivery by DPD (Carbon Neutral)
1 working day** £9.99 per order
Premium Next Day pre 12pm
Delivery by DPD (Carbon Neutral)
1 working day** £11.99 per order
Console Orders on selected consoles 1 working day** £9.99
Specialist Delivery Orders dispatched within 5 working days; delivery within 14 days*** £14.99 per item
Insured* Delivery on selected consoles 1 working day** £19.99
Click & Collect 1-2 working days £4.99
(Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect)
Click & Collect Console Orders on selected consoles 1-2 working days £9.99 per order
(Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect)
Click & Reserve 2 hours from order FREE
(Order online, pick up and pay in store)

Small Print


• Order up to 7pm for next day delivery Sunday to Friday for standard stock lines.


• Standard orders placed after 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday will be dispatched Sunday.


• Whilst we will do everything we can to meet the delivery times above, there may be factors outside of our control and we cannot guarantee delivery within this timeframe.


• Digital purchases are excluded from the total order value for tracked courier services.


*Insured Delivery is subject to customer submitting a DPD Lost in Transit claim via GAME customer services and DPD validating such claim, Insured Delivery entitles customer to either;

a) a free of charge replacement console, and a partial refund of £50 to the original method of payment; or

b) a full refund of the price paid for the console ordered and the £19.99 delivery charge (payable to original method of payment), together with £50 compensation (payable at customer’s choice, either by BACS, Cheque or onto a GAME Gift card).

Please note that DPD's Lost in Transit claim procedure can take up to 21 days to complete.

*Click and Collect Voucher


• Terms and conditions apply please see terms for details.


**Remote Area Delivery Times


• Deliveries including Pre-orders to non-mainland UK addresses and remote locations (such as the Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) may take longer to reach you.


*** Orders for Items which require Specialist Delivery will follow the below process:


a) Your order will be dispatched within 5 working days.

b) Arrow XL will contact you, using the details provided when you placed the order, to book a slot for the delivery of your item.

c) You will be advised 2 days ahead of your delivery date of the delivery time slot.

d) On the day of delivery, the crew will call you 30 mins ahead of their expected arrival.

e) Claims for damage in transit for Specialist Delivery items will need to be reported to Customer Service within 5 working days.

Sign up for a GAME Reward Account online for FREE, via the GAME App or in your local store.

Earn points whenever you trade-in or buy at GAME. Use your points to save on the stuff you want in-store.

Join Today - £3 per Month

Join GAME Elite today and earn up to 10% points back with GAME Elite - Our exclusive membership service from GAME. With extra points and more cash to spend, this deal is seriously on point.

Our promise to you - you can’t lose – join today and if you receive less points back from purchases than the fee you have paid for your membership for 12 months, we will give you the difference back in points.

Receive exclusive deals and offers and we will even send you a gift around your birthday.

Key Benefits:
  • 10% points back on all physical games, merchandise and accessories
  • 2% points back on all consoles, PC, VR, phones and tablets
  • 2% points back on trade-in and digital
  • Exclusive deals and offers
  • Birthday gift
  • Our promise to you – you can’t lose

    Terms and conditions apply

    Please note: You will not receive Reward points for your purchase of GAME Elite Membership