Ubisoft is feeling the holiday spirit a little early this year. Ahead of the festive season arriving next month, the juggernaut game publisher is giving away one of the most underrated entries in its best-selling Assassin’s Creed franchise for free right now.
Head over to Ubisoft Connect, and you can claim Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on PC for free. This early holiday gift will be available until December 6. Once you’ve claimed this freebie, it’s yours to keep. So even if you don’t have time to play the stabby stealth adventure right now, be sure to grab it anyway for a potential playthrough later down the road.
Unfortunately, for console players, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, which are playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X, are not included in this giveaway. However, Sony has just launched its PlayStation Store End of Year sale, which includes plenty of cheap options if you don't have one of the best gaming PCs.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate is hugely underrated
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was released in 2015 and moves the historical action-adventure franchise to Victorian-era London during the 19th century. You play as twin Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye, as they attempt to wrestle back the famous city from the control of the sinister Templar order. You’ll do this by hunting down key targets, as well as recruiting the citizens of London to your street gang, The Rooks.
Despite launching to mostly positive reviews, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate paid for the sins of its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Unity, with lower-than-expected initial sales. This led to the previously annualized franchise taking a two-year break, before re-emerging in 2017 with Assassin’s Creed Origins. A clear franchise refresh.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has often been labeled one of the franchise’s most underrated entries, and that’s a label I most definitely agree with. I replayed the game earlier this year and found it to be a remarkably enjoyable experience. It’s visually stunning even all these years later, and its black-box missions — which give you greater freedom in how you eliminate a target — remain wonderfully inventive.
I would argue that Syndicate is a better overall experience than Assassin’s Creed Mirage which launched back in October. Although I will admit, I’m a little biased. As a former London resident, I take great pleasure whenever I get to explore a digital recreation of the iconic capital. Nevertheless, even if you’ve never visited England, Syndicate has plenty to offer. And now that it’s free, there’s no excuse not to circle back and give it a chance if you skipped it at launch.
If you’re looking for even more freebies, over on Prime Gaming, you can get a free copy of the best Star Wars game ever made until December 20. I’m of course talking about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber you already have access to Prime Gaming so head over there and claim your free copy of this legendary sci-fi RPG.
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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.
I wouldn’t call that a gift the game came out almost 9 years ago. You probably can go buy it for 3 bucks at game stop. Ubisoft is trash for that. Nobody wants to go back and play that out of date game.Reply
Okay I made an account just to tell you how wrong this is. Syndicate is better than some games but is seriously NOT underrated. You want an underrated game in the AC franchise? AC unity.Reply
Syndicate is a shallow story with even shallower characters. There's McGuffins everywhere, but that's to be expected of an AC game. However the way Syndicate handles itself is honestly laughable.
I'm too tired to write a fleshed out review here honestly, but seriously, come on admin have you even played the game?
There are plenty of older games that are good and are really fun to play still.Nobody3000 said:I wouldn’t call that a gift the game came out almost 9 years ago. You probably can go buy it for 3 bucks at game stop. Ubisoft is trash for that. Nobody wants to go back and play that out of date game.
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