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Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition review

£24 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Ubisoft

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Whatever your initial impressions of Assassin's Creed, the Director's Cut Edition is unlikely to change them, but we did find enough improvements to warrant a new purchase for PC exclusive gamers.

Whatever your initial impressions of Assassin's Creed, the Director's Cut Edition is unlikely to change them, but we did find enough improvements to warrant a new purchase for PC exclusive gamers.

The Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut visuals alone are worth the price of admission, especially if you're looking to get more use out of that new 9800GT video card.

As we mentioned in our original review, there's no denying Assassin's Creed's ambition and breathtakingly authentic visuals. In that regard, Assassin's Creed Director's Cut Edition feels completely at home on the PC by offering even further enhanced visuals via higher resolutions and tighter framerates (provided you've got a monster gaming rig).

The trade off, however, is a clunky keyboard and mouse control scheme that painfully reminds us of the game's console roots.

Thankfully, Assassin's Creed comes pre-configured for Xbox 360 and most other gamepads.

To further sweeten the deal, Ubisoft made a few tweaks to enemy AI-simply blending after a kill won't fool the guards anymore-and navigation, by giving you the ability to bypass The Kingdom and jump to any city once you've visited all three.

The real meat of Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut, however, comes in the form of new content, although sadly, there are no new storylines or assassination targets.

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Windows XP / Vista with DirectX 10
2.6GHz Intel Pentium D, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or equivalent dual core processor
1GB RAM for XP, 2GB for Vista
8GB HDD Space
256MB Graphics Card
Sound Card
DVD-ROM Drive
keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Whatever your initial impressions of Assassin's Creed, the Director's Cut Edition is unlikely to change them, but we did find enough improvements to warrant a new purchase for PC exclusive gamers.

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