A few months have passed. The Egyptian sand has settled. It’s time to put our heads together and decide once and for all which was the better game - Assassin’s Creed Origins or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
AC: Origins launched in 2017 following a year’s break for the franchise. It was genuinely refreshing not to get yet another Assassin’s Creed game, particularly after the hectic run that saw AC Unity, AC Syndicate and AC Rogue all release within 12 months of one another.
Ubisoft used that time well, giving Assassin’s Creed the biggest kick up the butt its ever had. Gone was the usual structure, in its place was a sprawling Ancient Egyptian RPG featuring full-blown questing, loot precious loot, and an expansive world that wasn’t confined to a single, claustrophobic city. AC had become an historical Witcher 3, and we loved it for it.
And then, but 10 months later, along comes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Reusing the same formula as Origins, for the most part, AC Odyssey was better in a lot of ways but also treading dangerously near to ‘more of the same’. What we did get was a Grecian adventure of truly epic proportions, swapping Egyptian pyramids for gargantuan Greek temples. Comfortably the largest Assassin’s Creed world we’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring, there’s so much game in here it can blow the mind.
AC Odyssey also introduced two playable characters to pick from, as well as branching conversational choices and multiple endings, leaning even further into its new action-RPG nature.
Ubisoft has gone on record to say there will be no new Assassin’s Creed game in 2019, so that’s your lot for a while. Out of the two though, which is your favourite out of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and why?