Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game is set in a fictional history wherein Assassins fight for peace with free will while the Templars desire peace through control. As the first entry to the Assassin's Creed series, this game introduces the characters during the Third Crusade to the Holy Land. You will play a modern-day man named Desmond Miles. With a machine called the Animus, you can view and control the genetic memories of your ancestor, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. Your goal is to expose details of the fight between the Knights Templar and the Assassins over an important artifact known as the Apple of Eden.
The game begins with you playing as Desmond Miles. He’s a bartender living in the year 2012 until he’s kidnapped by agents from Abstergo Industries. They take him to Rome where he is forced to participate in a series of trials revolving around the Animus - a machine that translates the memories of his ancestors into a simulated reality. Through the machine, he relives the early years of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.
Desmond discovers that despite being the senior member of the Assassin Brotherhood, he botched an attempt to retrieve the Piece of Eden from the grandmaster of the Knights Templar. He attempts to redeem himself by fending off the Crusaders and assassinating nine key individuals. This leads him to discover a secret held by the Templar Order. As Altaïr, your only goal is to carry out the assassinations ordered by Al Mualim.
This means you will need to travel across three cities - Jerusalem, Acre, and Damascus - and find the Brotherhood agent in that city. The agent is in charge of providing a safe house as well as information about the target. Reconnaissance missions like eavesdropping, interrogation, and pickpocketing will be required to be completed before proceeding with the assassinations. Once each assassination is completed, you will return to the Brotherhood and be rewarded with upgrades or given a new weapon. You can use it to take down your next target.
The inclusion of an in-depth storyline with three-dimensional graphics makes Assassin’s Creed a heavyweight game that can be installed on any desktop computer or laptop. Fans of adventure and historical games can install Assassin’s Creed on any device that meets the following system requirements:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
RAM: 1 GB Windows XP or 2 GB Windows Vista
OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800+, ATI Radeon X1600+ or any 256 MB DirectX 9.0 - 10.0 compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
Total Video RAM: 256 MB
Pixel Shader: 3.0
Vertex Shade: 3.0
Free Disk Space: 8 GB
Action-packed history game
You do not need to be a fan of history to enjoy Assassin’s Creed. The reason being is that you get to experience rewriting history. Another feature that gamers will enjoy is the high-octane fight scenes and physicality of the main character. The game takes up a substantial amount of free hard disk space but it is worth downloading as the game depicts an action-packed twist to European history.