Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (2016)

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia: A Stealthy Journey Through Revolutionary History


Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia is a 2.5D stealth action game developed by Climax Studios and published by Ubisoft. Released in 2016, it is the third and final installment in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy, following China and India. Chronicles: Russia features a unique blend of stealth, platforming, and historical intrigue, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

Story and Setting

The game takes place in 1918, in the aftermath of the October Revolution. Players take control of Nikolai Orelov, a Russian assassin who wants to leave the Assassin Order with his family. However, he is tasked with one final mission: to infiltrate the Ipatiev House, where the Tsar’s family is being held captive by the Bolsheviks, and retrieve an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries.

Along the way, Nikolai witnesses the massacre of the Tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must now escape the clutches of the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.


Chronicles: Russia retains the core stealth gameplay of the Assassin’s Creed series. Players must use stealth and parkour to navigate levels, avoid detection, and assassinate targets. The game also features a new disguise system, which allows Nikolai to blend in with crowds and avoid detection.

In addition to stealth, Chronicles: Russia also features platforming and puzzle-solving elements. Players must use their agility to climb walls, jump over obstacles, and solve environmental puzzles in order to progress.


  • Nikolai Orelov: The protagonist of the game, Nikolai is a skilled assassin who wants to leave the Order and start a new life with his family. However, he is forced to complete one final mission before he can do so.
  • Anastasia: The Grand Duchess of Russia, Anastasia is the last surviving member of the Tsar’s family. Nikolai saves her from execution and must now protect her from the Templars.
  • Nikolai’s Family: Nikolai’s wife and son are waiting for him to return home. He is determined to complete his mission and reunite with them.
  • The Templars: The Templars are an ancient order that seeks to control the world. They are opposed to the Assassins and will stop at nothing to obtain the artifact.


Chronicles: Russia is set in a variety of locations in revolutionary Russia, including the Ipatiev House, the Winter Palace, and the streets of Moscow. The game’s environments are richly detailed and atmospheric, capturing the chaos and turmoil of the period.


Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the game’s stealth gameplay, platforming, and historical setting, while others criticized its short length and repetitive missions. Overall, the game was seen as a solid entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy, but not as strong as its predecessors.


Chronicles: Russia is a unique and memorable entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It offers a fresh take on the series’ stealth gameplay, while also providing an intriguing historical setting. While the game may not have been as well-received as some of its predecessors, it is still a worthwhile experience for fans of the series and stealth games in general.


Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia is a thrilling and atmospheric stealth action game that takes players on a journey through one of the most tumultuous periods in Russian history. With its engaging story, challenging gameplay, and beautiful visuals, Chronicles: Russia is a must-play for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series and stealth games alike.

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