This is not the first time this game has gone free for PC gamers, with the Epic Games Store offering the title as one of its weekly freebie promotions back in 2020. For those who missed out on that, this is another great opportunity to grab a copy.
Arriving as a sequel to Unity, Assassin's Creed Syndicate takes place in Victorian-era London, where players take control of two twin assassins: Jacob and Evie Frye. Aside from the usual stealth action gameplay, the title introduced traveling systems such as carriages for hijacking, as well as a grappling hook for hasty ascending purposes. The game also features flash-forward sequences where players are thrust into a World War 1 conflict in London.
Here's how the studio describes the setting:
London, 1868 - The Industrial Revolution fattens the purses of the privileged while the working class struggles to survive – until an Assassin emerges from the underworld to rally to their defense. Rise to lead the world’s first organized crime family. Conquer the streets of London. Bring the ruling class to their knees.
This was also the last game in the classic series to feature its original action-adventure gameplay. The series pivoted to being open-world RPG experiences with Assassin's Creed Origins' soft reboot in 2017. However, the most recent entry into the series, Assassin's Creed Mirage, did bring the original formula back for a more compact, one-off venture.
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