Latest Ubisoft game reviews

Far Cry 5 review: Politically charged and powerful return for the first-person shooter
4.0 stars

Far Cry 5 review: Politically charged and powerful return for the first-person shooter

By Steve Boxer

Well over five iterations into the series (lest we forget the likes of Primal and Blood Dragon), we know what to expect from a Far Cry game. Namely, first-person shooter gameplay in a lush open-world setting, pitching you against some bunch of crazed... Read more

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise
4.5 stars

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise

By Steve Boxer

Games publishers face a terrible temptation to relentlessly milk franchises that catch the public imagination and, for a while, it looked as though that fate had befallen Assassin's Creed.But Ubisoft, sensibly, opted to give its hugely popular time-travelling... Read more

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?

By Mike Lowe

A lot has happened in the three-and-a-half years since the release of the last major South Park videogame, the controversial Stick of Truth. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist... Read more

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic
4.0 stars

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic

By Steve Boxer

You certainly couldn't accuse Ubisoft of playing things safe with Ghost Recon: Wildlands. By opting to give it what may be the biggest play-area ever seen in a mainstream game, and decreeing that it would be playable co-operatively by up to four people... Read more

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

By Steve Boxer

Ubisoft's extreme winter sports game, Steep, finally comes up for air on 2 December, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and it has been widely reported that review copies, like black ice, are thin on the ground.As the game requires many players interacting on hosted... Read more

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?
4.0 stars

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?

By Mike Lowe

Remember Aiden Pearce's trench coat in the original Watch Dogs? People flipped out about the lead protagonist's leathers when the game was first announced back in 2012 - its subtle movement in the wind, the O-M-G textures. It was the hint that current-gen... Read more

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

By Mike Lowe

When we first fixed eyes on Ghost Recon: Wildlands at the end of Ubisoft's E3 gaming expo pre-show conference in 2015, we were gagging for more. Come the 2016 show, where we got to actually play the open-world game, turns out it was absolutely worth the... Read more

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

By Mike Lowe

Hungry Shark World is one of those app-based games that probably commands just as much respect as a major console title. The follow-up to 2013's Hungry Shark Evolution - which has been downloaded over 230-million times - it's all about new graphics, new... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
4.5 stars

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

By Rik Henderson

When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... Read more

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age
4.5 stars

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age

By Mike Lowe

In the modern games industry, once a publisher has a hit and follows it up with a successful sequel, all thoughts of risk and reward go out of the window. For that marks the point at which a new "franchise" is established, and we all know what those are... Read more

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter
4.0 stars

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter

By Steve Boxer

After a seven-year absence (an eternity in videogame terms), Rainbow Six's return is tragically timely, with the recent Paris terrorist attacks causing publisher Ubisoft (which is a French company) to cancel some of the game's planned marketing support. Like... Read more

Assassin's Creed Syndicate review: London Calling
5.0 stars

Assassin's Creed Syndicate review: London Calling

By Steve Boxer

In the 21st century, it often seems that the less merit something possesses, the more popular it becomes (look at the likes of One Direction, The Only Way Is Essex and anything with the surname Kardashian if you seek proof of that), and in recent years,... Read more

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

By Rik Henderson

Please, sir, I want some more.Not only is that a quote from a Charles Dickens' novel, an author that appears in the latest Assassin's Creed, but it sums up how we felt as our time with the preview build of Syndicate came to an end. Unlike Oliver Twist... Read more

Far Cry 4 review: A shooter like no other
5.0 stars

Far Cry 4 review: A shooter like no other

By Nick Cowen

All Ajay Ghale wanted was to scatter his mother's ashes in Kyrat. The only reason he returned home to the country of his birth was to fulfil her dying wish to be lost on the wind in Kyrat's wild and untamed landscape. He didn't plan on becoming embroiled... Read more

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Brothers in arms
4.0 stars

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Brothers in arms

By Nick Cowen

As long as it's been in existence, the Assassin's Creed franchise has banked a ton of its appeal on authenticity. All the games in this series - even on the last generation of consoles - boast some of the most meticulously crafted and beautiful in-game... Read more

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

By Rik Henderson

We’ve been very eagerly awaiting Far Cry 4 ever since we first got to play a brief section of the game during E3 2014 in June. But while that was enough to give us a small, tantalising taste of the setting and feel of the game, it wasn’t anywhere... Read more

Assassin's Creed 5 Unity preview: Familiar format draws upon multi-player to evolve series

Assassin's Creed 5 Unity preview: Familiar format draws upon multi-player to evolve series

By Mike Lowe

With Ubisoft being a French company it's almost surprising it's taken many iterations of one of its best-known series, Assassin's Creed, to pull influence from its home country. Albeit, in Assassin's Creed 5: Unity, that's 18th Century Paris deep in the... Read more

Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery

Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery

By Rik Henderson

We absolutely loved the first outing for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise on next-gen consoles.Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a superb continuation of what we'd seen before (although, technically, it was a prequel). Pirate ships, massive map,... Read more

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

By Mike Lowe

The Crew is quite unlike any other driving game experience we've ever played. With an open-world premise, the entirety of the USA is mapped out and available at your fingertips, which presents a huge landscape through which to craft your own game.Shown... Read more

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

It's been over five years since we played a Rainbow Six console title, with the latest title Seige being Ubisoft's "just one more game" moment of the 2014 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles.The resulting tactical shooter, which we played behind closed doors... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

By Mike Lowe

When we see the Tom Clancy name it tends to make us think of first person shooters (and novels, of course). Which is exactly why The Division, and its third person style, defied our expectations - and then exceeded them. "Our game is an RPG, and using... Read more

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

By Mike Lowe

The Far Cry 4 demo at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles presents us with a trio of options: "Stealth / Ride / Fly" reads the fortress conquest screen. It's no contest, really, as "Ride" means we get to mount an elephant, smash down a fortress door and... Read more

Watch Dogs review
4.5 stars

Watch Dogs review

By Mike Lowe

Few games have as much weight on their shoulders as Watch Dogs. When the open-world, hacking-themed title was delayed back in November 2013 it left a lingering question: had ongoing hype set the bar of expectation too high? Ubisoft took a step back to... Read more

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

By Mike Lowe

When Watch Dogs was delayed back in November 2013 it single-handedly postponed next-gen gaming for many. Faces drooped, hearts sank, and there was a lingering question as to whether the hype machine had set the bar of expectation beyond even the game's... Read more

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

By Mike Lowe

When most games these days are based around shooting things while head-nodding to a rock-out soundtrack, or racing fast cars while drumming techno into your ear canals, it's a refreshing change to play a game like Child of Light.Imagine unfolding a hand-drawn... Read more

Rayman Legends review
4.0 stars

Rayman Legends review

By Steve Hill

Too weird. Too retro. Too French? Whatever the criticisms aimed at the Rayman series over the years, they were swatted aside by 2011’s excellent Rayman Origins, a defiantly traditional 2D platform game that saw the limbless character celebrate his 16th... Read more

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review
4.0 stars

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

By Mike Lowe

Assassin’s Creed is a series that has continued to reimagine its landscape. The latest metamorphosis is Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag - a game that takes us into the land of the pirates; a world full of ships and "Oh arr me hearties" tongue.On this... Read more

Splinter Cell: Blacklist review
3.5 stars

Splinter Cell: Blacklist review

By Mike Lowe

From the moment the disc was sucked into our PS3 console, Splinter Cell: Blacklist did its damnedest to keep us enshrouded in the on-screen action. But far from the promise of a stealth title, Blacklist intros with the rip-roar of guns blazing in a US... Read more

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gamescom 2013 preview: First play of next-gen piratey bits

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gamescom 2013 preview: First play of next-gen piratey bits

By Rik Henderson

We've posted quite a lot on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag before here on Pocket-lint and if you're a seasoned Assassin's Creed player you'll instantly recognise and understand the land game mechanics. Although they've been enhanced and, in the case... Read more

Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay preview: First play

Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay preview: First play

By Mike Lowe

Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the latest in the Tom Clancy's franchise, continues the third-person stealth-meets-shooter series in a similar vein to the previous Conviction title. Pocket-lint got a play of Blacklist ahead of its 20 August release date. Does... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division preview and screens

Tom Clancy's The Division preview and screens

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft has done it again. At last year's E3 videogames trade show, Watch Dogs was the game that everybody was talking about. And while there is still sufficient excitement on that title, which will continue up to its release, this year's E3 chatter has... Read more

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

By Hunter Skipworth

Without spoiling things, the end of Assassin’s Creed 3 was fairly definitive in the way it closed down the whole series, so when Ubisoft invited us to take a look at a new Assassin’s game, you can imagine our surprise.First up lets get the truly exciting... Read more

Far Cry 3
5.0 stars

Far Cry 3

By Hunter Skipworth

The last Far Cry promised so much, but never quite delivered. Ambitious as some of Rockstar's best, it missed the mark where the open world masters have succeeded. Numerous glitches and a repetitive gameplay style were its main faults.With Far Cry 3,... Read more

Assassin’s Creed III
5.0 stars

Assassin’s Creed III

By Hunter Skipworth

Concluding what has to be one of the longest spanning storylines in videogame history, Assassin’s Creed III is the game fans of the series have been waiting for.Set during the American Revolution, a period very rarely featured in games, Assassin’s... Read more

Far Cry 3 preview

Far Cry 3 preview

By Hunter Skipworth

Far Cry 3 certainly does things differently. In just 20 minutes of playtime we had taken a load of magic mushrooms, blown away a pack of tigers with a shotgun and flown a paraglider directly into a man's face.Traditionally a game about the open world,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Rayman Jungle Run (iPhone/iPad/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Rayman Jungle Run (iPhone/iPad/Android)

By Hunter Skipworth

We do love a good platformer at Pocket-lint, be it the glory days of Mario and Sonic or the weirdness of classics like Yoshi's Island. Rayman was never one we really got though, the character lacked some of the draw against people like Megaman. Sadly... Read more

Watch Dogs preview (hands-on, screens, trailer and video)

Watch Dogs preview (hands-on, screens, trailer and video)

By Rik Henderson

Watch Dogs looks to be the one that E3 2012 was not expecting. Set in a dystopian future, game developer Ubisoft brings us a title that will no doubt draw comparisons with one of its other major intellectual properties, the Assassin's Creed series.And... Read more

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
4.0 stars

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

By Steve Hill

A staple of gaming over the years, war, whether past, present or future, has provided countless hours of gleeful entertainment for hordes of improbable soldiers. It has also provided Tom Clancy with a decent living, and he again lends his name to the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Rayman 2: The Great Escape review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Rayman 2: The Great Escape review (iPhone)

By Hunter Skipworth

Rayman 2 is an app that has been available on the iPhone for quite some time, so why are we doing it now? Simple really, Gameloft has gone slightly mad and started shifting a whole selection of its best apps for 69p. This means you can pick up the likes... Read more

E3 Quick Play: Dance Central 2

E3 Quick Play: Dance Central 2

By Stuart Miles

Dance Central rocked Kinect players, showing that video games don’t have to be lazy affairs on the sofa. Now as Dance Central 2 gets ready to be released in November 2011, we tracked down the energetic game at E3 in Los Angeles to find out whether you... Read more

E3 Quick Play: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier

E3 Quick Play: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier

By Stuart Miles

Ghost Recon Future Soldier is back, well if you count coming in 2012 as back, with a host of new features, a stack of new weapons and a new campaign to master. It's also got Kinect support, and plenty of other treats in store. But should you wait out... Read more

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials - PSP
2.5 stars

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials - PSP

By Stuart Miles

Sam Fisher comes to the PSP, but can the special ops double agent prove his worth on the handheld console? We get our silencer and find out. To give you the storyline, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials starts where Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double... Read more

Far Cry Instincts Predator - Xbox360
4.0 stars

Far Cry Instincts Predator - Xbox360

By Stuart Miles

Far Cry, one of the most luscious looking First Person Shooters has made its way to the Xbox360 in all its full Technicolor glory. The game centres around the lead character Jack Carver once again, however Far Cry Instincts Predator has one major bonus.... Read more

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3: Advanced Warfighter - Xbox360
4.0 stars

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3: Advanced Warfighter - Xbox360

By Stuart Miles

While the Xbox360 still suffers from a lack of good solid titles, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon is hoping to put an end to that on the tactical squad based first person shooter side, but has the game got what it takes to win through? Based across a sprawling... Read more

EverQuest II (2) - PC
3.0 stars

EverQuest II (2) - PC

By Pat Cahill

After recent console releases such as Halo 2 and GTA: San Andreas, similar games may have been expected on PC. Instead, Everquest II is released. To some this will be great news and mean hours on the PC raising their ‘disease resistance’. To others... Read more