Assassin's Creed Syndicate is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It was released on October 23, 2015, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 19, 2015, for Microsoft Windows. It is the ninth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, and the successor to 2014's Assassin's Creed Unity. The plot follows the premise of the Assassin's Creed franchise, involving a fictional history of real-world events where a secret war has been fought for centuries between two factions: the Brotherhood of Assassins, who promote peace and liberty, and the Templar Order, who desire peace through control. The framing story is set in the 21st century and follows the same unnamed and unseen protagonist from Assassin's Creed Unity, who assists the Assassins in their race against the Templars to find an artifact hidden in London. The main story is set in London in 1868, at the onset of the Second Industrial Revolution, and follows twin Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye as they navigate the corridors of organised crime and take back the city from Templar control. The game is played from a third-person perspective and its open world is navigated on foot or by carriage. The game introduces new travelling systems and refined combat and stealth mechanics. Players control the two lead protagonists throughout the game's story, switching between them both during and outside of missions. After its release, the game received several downloadable content (DLC) expansion packs that add new side stories which explore different aspects of London; most notably, the Jack the Ripper expansion, set twenty years after the main campaign, deals with a series of murders carried out by the titular unidentified serial killer. Assassin's Creed Syndicate received positive reviews, with praise for its visuals, characters, narrative, and level design. However, the combat, open-world design and vehicle gameplay were met with some criticism. Assassin's Creed Syndicate was nominated for multiple awards, including Best Action/Adventure at The Game Awards 2015. It was followed in October 2017 by Assassin's Creed Origins, which introduces a new storyline in the modern day and has its main plot set in Ptolemaic era Ancient Egypt. The Industrial Revolution brings an incredible age of invention, transforming the lives of millions with technologies once thought impossible. Not everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of this boom, however. Despite fueling the engine of the British Empire, workers’ lives are little more than legalized slavery while the top few percent profit from their labor.
Living poor and dying young, the lower class unite in protest as a new kind of family emerges: gangs, who turn to a life in the underworld in their struggle to survive. .. a struggle, until watchful Assassins come to their side.
The First Assassin at the Birth of the Modern Age
As the brash, rebellious Jacob Frye, put up your dukes and take enemies on, or play as Jacob’s twin sister Evie, a relentless Assassin who has perfected the silent, swift, invisible strike. Rise to rally and lead the underworld to break the corrupt stranglehold on London in a visceral adventure filled with action, intrigue, and brutal combat.
Take Over the London Underworld
With Jacob as the leader, gamers can establish Great Britain’s fiercest gang, the only force that can challenge the elite and defeat rival gangs to bring freedom to the oppressed masses. Enemy strongholds can be infiltrated by using an arsenal of weapons to dominate London’s underworld. From robbing trains to rescuing child laborers, players will stop at nothing to bring justice to London’s lawless streets.
Devastate Your Enemies with Close-Range Brutal Combat
Hold nothing back as you unleash lightning-fast multikills and countermoves. Approach each fight the way that you want, whether it’s with new weapons such as brass knuckles and the sword cane, or by using the environment to execute unique creative takedowns, the choice is yours.
Traverse the Fast-Paced World of Industrial London
From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, fight and triumph across the massive open world of Victorian London. Parkour across moving vehicles to track down enemies or escape after a daring raid, hijack carriages to engage in a no-holds-barred street race, or blaze a trail of destruction aboard steamboats along the River Thames.