Assassin’s Creed: Unity guide and mission walkthrough

By Staff, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:47 GMT

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a big game. Let our guide take you through the streets of revolutionary Paris with maximum efficiency.

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity guide and mission walkthrough

Assassin’s Creed Unity puts you in the role of Arno, a snappy dresser with a penchant for gadgets and throat-cutting.

Our hero’s path to becoming a master assassin isn’t an easy one, and Arno’s goals don’t always line up with what the Assassins and Templars are up to in the crowded streets of Paris.

You have a chance to make a real difference to a heavily oppressed people, but in typical Assassin’s Creed style things never go precisely as you’d expect. Politics, back-stabbing both literal and metaphorical, and the gunpowder-hot mood of the mob await you. Go forth, Assassin; it’s a revolution.

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General gameplay tips

  • Ubisoft has made some changes to the traditional Assassin’s Creed controls, so even if you’re a veteran you should pay attention to the tutorials or check out the control layout carefully. Of particular note, stealth is now activated with a button press, and there are separate keys for “climb up” and “climb down”. Note that you can also just free-run as normal, and sometimes that’s the better option, as Arno will always prioritise verticality over directional progress when using the specific up or down controls.
  • If you’re determined to 100% the game, you’ll need to replay missions multiple times to collect all the rewards on offer.
  • If you find the guards are proving a bit too much for you, spend some time replaying missions or exploring side-content; there are a ridiculous number of upgrades to unlock, and you may have an easier time of it after you’ve picked up a better weapon and armour.
  • Don’t be afraid to take on high difficulty missions if you’re got at stealth; the difficulty refers to the strength and numbers of troops you’ll encounter, and a good assassin never needs to join open conflict, amirite?
  • Many familiar assassin abilities aren’t available until you’re unlocked them, so check the upgrades menu thoroughly before you embarrass yourself failing a double air assassination attempt before you’re capable of it.
  • You can no longer pick up bodies and hide them, so if you’re clearing out guards be sure to use hiding-spot and cover kills to keep the corpses out of the way of their former colleagues.
  • Returning players will find combat much more challenging; you can no longer do counter-kills or killstreaks, so every enemy has to be taken down with legitimate attacks.
  • On the other hand, perfect parries will be your new best friend. Master them.

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