Assassin's Creed Revelations review round-up

All the Assassin's Creed Revelations review scores in one place...

Our Assassin's Creed Revelations review says an "abundance of recycled gameplay sours what is otherwise an entertaining, imaginative and memorable end to Ezio's story".

The verdict praises the game for having "two huge cities to explore", "an engaging story full of twists and surprises" and "three very different playable characters" before giving it a score of 8.5/10.

As always we've corralled together all the reviews we've been able to put our eyes on and stuck them in a handy list below. If you're an Assassin's Creed fan picking up Revelations is a no-brainer, if you're still on the fence have a look at these...

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OXM UK: 8/10 - It's just as well this is Ezio's final hour, because enjoyable as the game undoubtedly is, the base mechanics were showing their age in Assassin's Creed 2. Recommended, then, providing you're not expecting a massive overhaul.

Edge: 7/10 - Unlike the elegant lead, who's grey-haired but unbowed by the end of the adventure, Assassin's Creed has been quietly compromised by age.

GamesTM: 8/10 - Assassin's Creed Revelations, then, is a pick-and-mix of successes and failures. At its core, though, it's just as accomplished a game as Brotherhood before it. All that's required is to dig below the surface layer of frivolous pseudo-innovations to discover yet another classic Creed, and a top quality conclusion to an excellent story arc.

IGN: 8.5/10 - This is the best Assassin's Creed yet, even if that victory is claimed by an inch and not a mile. If you've been following the lives of Altair and Ezio this long, you owe it to yourself to see their last adventure.

GameSpot: 8/10 - Ezio and Altair make graceful exits in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, another great historical adventure.

VideoGamer: 7/10 - As much as I've enjoyed spending three games with one of gaming's most charismatic leads, perhaps it is time he - and Ubisoft - moved on.

Joystiq: 4/5 - While it's always good to see iterative improvements, some bold new territory would have been a real revelation for the series. Instead, Revelations does almost everything its predecessors have done slightly better. Which, as it turns out, is enough just one more time.

Destructoid: 7.5/10 - As much as Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a testament to the inevitable cost of trying to milk your franchise too much, too fast, it is still a fun game that gives you the single-player gameplay you've come to know and love, but sadly offers little more on that front.

1UP: B+ - As solid the gameplay refinements are, this is a less daring entry than its revolutionary predecessors.

Eurogamer: 7/10 - If only the single-player game, which struggles to build momentum, were so well-considered. It's still fairly entertaining amid all its missteps, as the heart of Assassin's Creed perseveres to a degree. The disappointment is that Ubisoft is enamoured with its own glitter here, cramming Revelations so full of unnecessary adornments that there's not as much room for players to bring their own ingenuity and sense of adventure to the table.