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Ubisoft E3 2018 conference: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again
Ubisoft E3 2018 conference: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft always throws a bumper show at E3, with 2018 being no exception. While there weren't any major surprises - we already know about the new Assassin's Creed and The Divison 2 - but there's still plenty to adsorb. E3 2018: The games, consoles, press... Read more

Ubisoft globally rolls out Sam, an AI-powered gaming assistant
Ubisoft globally rolls out Sam, an AI-powered gaming assistant By Maggie Tillman

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, and as a result, several companies have begun leveraging the technology to develop their own assistants.A few years ago, we only had Siri to choose from, then came Cortana and Alexa and Google Assistant. Now, even... Read more

The Crew 2 review: Turning the USA into an automotive toybox
4.0 stars The Crew 2 review: Turning the USA into an automotive toybox By Steve Boxer

Open worlds are now more or less obligatory in videogames, and with Ubisoft's franchises like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry already under its belt, the French publisher has led the charge to create ever huger and more elaborate ones.But its first foray... Read more

Far Cry: How a franchise matured to greatness
Far Cry: How a franchise matured to greatness By Steve Boxer

Gamers can have mixed feelings about franchises – once they become an annual event, they often lose much of their appeal, as the effects of rushed development become obvious, or they begin to become indistinguishable from last year’s iteration. But... Read more

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

Far Cry 5 live action movie available to watch for free on Amazon Prime Video
Far Cry 5 live action movie available to watch for free on Amazon Prime Video By Rik Henderson

As it did with The Division previously, Ubisoft has made a short film as a prequel to one of its forthcoming games. This time Far Cry 5 gets the spotlight and it's available to watch for free for all those with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.... 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: Turn-based RPG sensation, or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Turn-based RPG sensation, or a bit of a stinker? By Mike Lowe

A lot has happened in the 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 fourth-graders... Read more

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know
Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Far Cry 5 is coming early next year and is set to be the series' most accomplished outing yet - no mean feat considering the excellence of Far Cry 4.It is set in the US for the first time, allows you to fly planes and lets you create your own lead character... Read more

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem
Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... Read more

Do games predict the future? Ghost Recon: Wildlands could be scarily close
Do games predict the future? Ghost Recon: Wildlands could be scarily close By Steve Boxer

Videogames don't predict the future, they imagine it. Well, most of the time.Because games developers have access to incredible world-building tools, any forays into the future they generally feel inclined to make involve the likes of aliens and readily-available... 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

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer
Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer By Steve Boxer

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... 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 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch
Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch By Rik Henderson

Watch Dogs 2 has received great review scores, including our own, and from our own experience gets better and better as you play more. However, it has courted a spot of controversy of late.Not only has its promised seamless online multiplayer functionality... 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

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing
Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing By Rik Henderson

Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... 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

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed
What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed By Mike Lowe

If you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest.If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down some... 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

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016
Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016 By Elyse Betters

Ubisoft Montreal is making a new Far Cry game.It is a Stone Age-era open world game called Far Cry Primal. Set in 10,000 BC, the upcoming action-adventure game, which is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, is considered a spin-off... 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

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more
Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more By Mike Lowe

In truth we attended Ubisoft's E3 press conference expecting little to surface. We've seen Assassin's Creed: Syndicate before, this is the third year that The Division has been shown off at the gaming expo, and most rumours suggested a new Rayman title... Read more

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft
For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft By Elyse Betters

Ubisoft is now having a turn at E3 2015 and kicking things off with a new IP in a new genre. The company also premiered the game's first trailer during its press conference, which we've embedded below.The medieval multiplayer battler, which is headed... Read more

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet
6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft has officially announced the latest in its long-running Assassin's Creed games franchise, which will be available for Xbox One and PS4 from 23 October and PC in the "autumn", but what do we actually know about Syndicate?The gaming giant released... Read more

Free stuff coming from Ubisoft to all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners to say sorry for bugs
Free stuff coming from Ubisoft to all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners to say sorry for bugs By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft will be giving all Assassin's Creed Unity owners a free gift as an apology for the full release version of the game being riddled with bugs.When it was first launched, the game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC suffered from a number of glitches and problems,... 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

Just Dance Now lets you boogie on down in the street
Just Dance Now lets you boogie on down in the street By Elyse Betters

Following the app's unveiling at E3 in June, Just Dance Now will release as a game for mobile devices later this month.Developer Ubisoft has described the game as an "all-new Just Dance mobile experience". It is considered the most accessible version... 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

Trials Frontier hits iPhone and iPad for free, genuine Trials gameplay on mobile
Trials Frontier hits iPhone and iPad for free, genuine Trials gameplay on mobile By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft and RedLynx have released the first official Trials game for iOS. Available as a free download, Trial Frontier features the same, hugely addictive gameplay as Trials HD and Trials Evolution, but with an art style and theme all of its own.It'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

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game
Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game By Mike Lowe

Assassin's Creed 5 is official and will be the first title in the series truly made for the next-gen consoles. Exciting stuff. Entitled Assassin's Creed: Unity (no numbers in the official title) there are few details about the game at present, expect... 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

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App now available for iPad and Android tablets
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App now available for iPad and Android tablets By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft has released the second-screen application for its hugely popular new chapter in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. The companion app is available for both iPad from the iTunes App Store and Android tablet devices... 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