Riding across the golden landscapes of Egypt in search of rare loot, invading enemy fortresses for adrenaline-pumping assassinations, and following the story of Bayek as he lays down the groundwork for what will become the famed Brotherhood of Assassins are the experiences I treasured in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The Hidden Ones DLC expands upon all of them in ways that renewed my interest in this amazing ancient world.
Four years have passed since the conclusion of the main story and Bayek has arrived on the shores of a new region that recreates ancient Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Geographically, it’s mountainous, surrounded on three sides by water, but not too unlike anything we’ve seen in Egypt before. It’s bustling with quarries, pyramids under construction, and an overbearing Roman presence – which turns out to be why Bayek has come here in the first place. A small rebellion has enlisted his expertise and the help of the Hidden Ones to resolve a bloody conflict with the Romans.
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