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Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) (Windows)

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Description

The Director's Cut Edition is the Windows release of Assassin's Creed.

While the core gameplay remains the same as in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, the Director's Cut Edition features some additions and improvements besides the more detailed graphics (including DirectX 10 support). The most noticeable additions are the four new informant missions which increases the total to nine available missions for each assassination. The four new ones are:
  • Roof Chase - once Altaïr has met up with an informant, he sends him to a second one which he needs to reach before the time runs out.

  • Kill the Archers - Altaïr needs to take out all the archers on the roofs in a defined zone silently so that the other assassins can move on with their own missions.

  • Destroy the Market Stands - as the name suggest, Altaïr needs to destroy a predefined number of market stands but will encounter heavy resistance from the marketeers.

  • Escort - a fellow member of the brotherhood has stolen something very valuable and now the guards are chasing him. Altaïr needs to escort him safely out of the city.
Other changes include an improved artificial intelligence and a comfort function which allows Altaïr to port himself directly from the home of the brotherhood (Masyaf) to a city of his choosing provided he already visited it before. In the console releases Altaïr always had to ride through the kingdom to return to a already visited city.

Screenshots

Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) Windows Nice view
Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) Windows Killing a Templar with a counter-attack.
Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) Windows Riding a horse on my way to Damascus.
Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) Windows I'm supposed to assassinate the man in the bloody apron.

Alternate Titles

  • "刺客教條 (導演豪華版)" -- Taiwan title
  • "Assassin's Creed (Wersja Reżyserska)" -- Polish title
  • "Assassin's Creed: Versão do Diretor" -- Brazilian title
  • "Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut)" -- GOG title

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User Reviews

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Gorgeous game, but could've been MUCH better, it could've been a legend Furiel kay (4) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine 2008 9 out of 10 90
CD-Action Apr, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Apr 27, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamezoom Apr 13, 2008 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Apr 10, 2008 85 out of 100 85
YouGamers Apr 16, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Mar 26, 2008 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) Apr 09, 2008 83 out of 100 83
2404.org PC Gaming May 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Apr 08, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Lawsuit

In August 2008 Ubisoft announced to have filed a lawsuit against the company it hired to reproduce discs for the PC edition of Assassin's Creed, as an OEM copy was used to make the game available online illegally six weeks prior to the release date.

References to the game

Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 06/2008.
Sicarius (61014) added Assassin's Creed (Director's Cut Edition) (Windows) on Apr 10, 2008