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24 games until Xmas: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

24 Games until Xmas is our special feature to build up to the end of the year, however that is not all.

Each member of staff was asked to provide their top twenty four games of the year, we have taken this list and will reveal a game each day until December 24, at which point we will unveil our number one game of the year.

There are some fantastic titles on the way and when the final game is revealed, that’s where you come in.

Once the number one game has been revealed we will then great a poll with all 24 games and ask you to vote on your own personal game of the year, this poll will run from December 24 until January 2nd, at which point we will announce the ShopToNews readers Game of The Year 2011.

We hope you enjoy counting down our best 24 games of the year with us, so let’s get started.

24 Games Until Xmas – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Following on from last year’s instalment we have what appears to be Ezio’s swansong. The charming and charismatic Italian completes his trilogy of games with what can only be described as a boom!

Once again the now aged Assassin Master moves to a new city, but has left the shores of his homeland; Italy, for the distant and exotic Arabian deserts. In Revelations, the action moves to the city of Istanbul or as it was known then Constantinople. As you can guess from the Assassin games that a new city means more free running around rooftops and scaling towering monuments to fight the evil Templars. As the title of the game suggests there are revelations aplenty as the mysteries surrounding the Assassin’s Creed universe begin to be revealed. However, in true Assassin’s fashion, not everything is revealed and for every question that is answered there are more that appear.

The reason that Assassin’s Creed Revelations appears on our list is purely because of how expansive it is. The single player game is a solid 16 hour affair riddled with political intrigue and dark secrets. Intermixed with Portal style puzzles that offer a variety that was lacking in previous entries in the series or even featured in games of the same genre.

The multiplayer component has been expanded with its own story to progress through giving an added reason to leap off roofs to slit an unsuspecting targets throat. Not only that, but there still is nothing like the multiplayer fun and variety that features in Assassin’s Creed. You are open to playing the matches in any way you wish hiding to finish your target with a surprise attack out of a crowd or a leap from a building, or even just running around gutting anything that looks at you the wrong way.

Anyone who wants a strong and deep single player experience with a powerful and unique multiplayer component to back it up need look no further.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was one of last month’s ‘big’ releases and thankfully it managed to live up to it’s hype, with our review in particular handing it an “Excellent” rating. In addition to our rating, Revelations also sits at a very respectable 81 percent on Metacritic, adding yet more reason to consider this title as a must have this Xmas.

To see a more in-depth analysis of the game, and our thoughts on it, click here to read our review.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is available from ShopTo at the handsome price of: PS3 (normal) – £36.85; PS3 (Special) – £49.85;  Xbox 360 (normal) – £31.85 Xbox 360 (Special) – £49.85 and PC (normal) – £24.85.

Do you own Assassin’s Creed: Revelations? Have you played it or are you considering it? Let us know in the comments field below.

Edited On 01 Dec, 2011

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