Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Stuff Magazine|December/January 2021
How do you turn a Viking – a warrior known for charging head-on to battle – into an Assassin? Just give them a blade and turn them loose on the enemy

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is one of the best entries from Ubisoft in ages. It’s got the landscape detail from Unity, only spread out over the whole of England. Stories are considered (and occasionally whacky), quests are detailed and varied and your choice of hero actually undergoes development as the game heads towards its finale.

Let’s pull back. You are Eivor, a Viking driven by an event in your past but mostly you follow the lead of your adoptive brother Sigurd. You’re also Odin (we’re not going to explain that, it makes sense when you see it), kinda. And you’re also Layla Hassan if you care at all about the overarching modern-day plot. There’s a lot going on but Ubi’s title makes it all accessible without being overwhelming. You’ll want to take your time.

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