When consumers head to the store with $60 in hand to drop on a new AAA title, it's fair that they want to know roughly how much bang they are going to get for their buck. In the age of multiplayer games as service, when players can get endless hours out of a potentially free game like Fortnite, dropping real cash on a single-player narrative title can feel a little pricey. Luckily, Assassin's Creed Odyssey offers dozens of hours of play time just to get through the core story.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey seems to be the longest entry in the franchise so far and plays much more like a traditional action RPG than a standard narrative adventure game. Most players working through the game at a standard pace and sticking to main quests for the most part will take about 40 hours to beat the campaign.
That number can be extended quite a bit for any players who get distracted by side quests, optional naval battles, or by the game's Mercenary hunting system. The core narrative provides a very entertaining story, which will likely keep players coming back to it, though the side quests are a great way to earn some extra money, XP, and gear.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a game all about careful decision making and exploration, so Ubisoft definitely intends for players to take their time as they work through the massive map and uncover the world's secrets and treasures. Despite that, and the estimated finish time, there will surely be some speed runners who find a way to rush to the end credits in record time.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with some pre-order versions available 3 days earlier. Game Rant was provided a PS4 code for this review.