Rogue takes the nautical gameplay that fans loved in Assassin’s Creed IV and sends it into the icy northern Atlantic during the 1750s. You play as Shay Patrick Cormac, a former assassin who joined the Templars to hunt down the brotherhood that betrayed him. Chronologically, the game serves as a prequel for Assassin’s Creed III, and some familiar faces make appearances.
Digital Trends contributor Sarah LeBoeuf enjoyed Rogue as a solid, if somewhat unadventurous, recap of some of the series’ best features. Whether it’s a consolation prize for gamers that hadn’t upgraded to the newer hardware or a victory lap for the generation of consoles that birthed the blockbuster franchise, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is as good a distillation of the series as fans who just want more could ask for.
Pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed Rogue on uPlay, either standard or deluxe, also gets you a complimentary copy of one of six previous Assassin’s Creed games, if you want to look back and pick up any entries you may have missed.