Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android was released on October 23, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 19, 2015, for Microsoft Windows and Android. It is the ninth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.
The plot of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android is set in a fictional history of real-world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with liberty, and the Templars, who desire peace through order. The story is set in Victorian era London and follows twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye as they navigate the corridors of organized crime, and take back the city from Templar control. The open world design lets players freely roam London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android is an action-adventure game played from a third-person view, that features similar gameplay elements to the previous games in the series. Players complete quests linear scenarios with set objectives to progress through the story. Outside of quests, players can freely roam the open world. Composed of the greater area of Victorian London, consisting of seven boroughs, the world of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android is much larger than previous entries in the series. Players can also perform side missions, which were designed to reflect the fight for power in London, and are cohesive to the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android’s main story.
The game lets players control two characters: twins Jacob and Evie Frye. Jacob is a hot-headed brawler, specializing in close-ranged combat, while Evie is strong in stealth and relies on her intelligence and wit. Additionally, Evie is the first playable female protagonist of the main series. The main weapons of Syndicate include brass knuckles, a compact revolver, a cane-sword, and the traditional Nepalese curved kukri knife. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android also introduces new systems to navigate the world: a rope launcher, which allows players to rappel up structures, or create a zip-line between buildings; carriages, which can be piloted or simply occupied by players, and can be the setting of fights and parkour chases; and a train, which serves as the main base for players throughout the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for Android has no multiplayer mode, and does not feature a companion app, which was introduced in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.