Initial release date: October 5, 2023
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Amazon Luna
Genres: Stealth game, Action-adventure game, Fighting game, Platform game
Mode: Single-player video game
License: proprietary license
Composer: Brendan Angelides
Developers: Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft Montreal
Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s return to the stealthy style that launched this series doesn’t do everything right, but everything it does feels like it was done with purpose. This means a shorter game with a smaller map, fewer collectibles, smaller scope in combat, and a limited selection of gear to play with – all of which is refreshing relative to the arguably bloated scale of 100-hour games like Odyssey and Valhalla. It’s easy to recommend Mirage to anyone who’s lapsed on Assassin’s Creed, as its back-to-basics approach is a successful first step in returning the feeling that the earlier industry-defining games gave us so long ago.