What is it?
Assassin’s Creed Rogue is technically the seventh major entry in the series, however since Rogue originally released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2014 there have been a further two new titles: Syndicate and Origins. The story of Rogue takes place between Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
This is a review of the remastered version of Rogue, playable on PS4 and Xbox One 3 and 1/2 years after its initial release.
Is it any good?
Rogue looks and plays almost identically to Black Flag, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s a tough sell to play a game that takes two steps backwards from where the series currently sits. A lot has changed in the last 5 years and re-releasing Rogue with a bit of spit n’ polish for newer hardware simply seems like a cash grab. As far as the remaster goes, judging from side-by-side comparisons textures are a lot sharper, but other than that it looks very much the same.
Overall, Assassin’s Creed Rogue feels more like Black Flag DLC, than it does an exciting and fresh adventure that continues to push the series into uncharted territory.
Anything bad to report?
Unlike Black Flag (the game it takes a lot of inspiration from), Rogue doesn’t feature underwater missions and instead players are at risk of freezing to death if they decide to go for a swim.
Should you buy it?
If you’re still a big fan of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and fancy the idea of continuing to explore the high seas in a new, yet similar adventure, at its current price of £19.99 (through Argos) you could do a lot worse.