Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an action RPG and the eleventh game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Much like previous games in the series, Odyssey blends real historical events with fiction. Beginning in the modern day, players are transported back to 431 BCE in Ancient Greece. Players must take on a mercenary role and fight either Athens or Sparta.
Players can choose to play as either Alexios or Kassandra. Real-life historical figures such as Sokrates, Hippokrates, and Perikles are featured in the game. Most importantly, Alexio/Kassandra are descendants of Leonidas, a legendary Spartan warrior king.
The game takes place on a number of islands. Therefore, important locations within the game include Kephallonia Island, Northern Greece, and the Paradise Islands.
According to the developers, players can ‘explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities at the peak of Greece’s Golden Age. Visit Sparta and witness Athens in its full glory. Tread in the footsteps of legends like Odysseus and Hercules and uncover the secrets of Greece.’
Key features of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey include:
- Open world naval combat;
- Massive epic battles;
- Legendary skills and abilities;
- Weapons and armor to be customised;
- 30 hours of choice dialogue and multiple endings;
- Main missions and side quests.