In line with previous Assassin's Creed instalments Origins and Odyssey, Valhalla is a massive RPG-style adventure with numerous questlines coming together to create one epic Viking package.
To see everything that this game has in store, be prepared to sink in dozens of hours into exploration, tracking assassination targets, and digging deep into the exhilarating narrative as you conquer the kingdoms of England and forge powerful alliances. The road might be long, but the payoff is certainly more than worth the price of entry - especially for existing fans of the long-running series.
Likewise, it wouldn't be an Assassin's Creed game if there weren't huge narrative bombshells dropped on the player. And being what's supposed to be the last entry in this current trilogy of games, Valhalla's bombshells are even more explosive than its predecessors.
With the dust settled on an over 100-hour playthrough, Valhalla has left us with some pretty big questions. Connecting back to previous games and leaving huge implications for what's to come, Valhalla is a must-play for both old and new fans of this beloved series.
Beware of major spoilers for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla ahead.
10. Was That Desmond?
One of the biggest reveals of the entire game (and the series so far) came at the climax, potentially answering one of the franchise’s biggest lingering mysteries.
After discovering the location of the Isu temple through Eivor’s memories, Layla and her team learn that the device located there is what Desmond Miles activated at the end of Assassin’s Creed III all the way back in 2012.
Although his actions saved the world from destruction then - seemingly killing him in the process - they had the unforeseen consequence of causing another potential disaster. It’s then up to Layla to find a way to slow the machine down to avert a second apocalypse.
But before she’s able to do so she’s hooked into the machine. It’s here she meets a luminescent form that calls itself The Reader. A being who reads and calculates possible timelines, The Reader makes it their responsibility to find a way to stop another catastrophe from striking.
It’s a fascinating inclusion into the lore, but those familiar with the early titles will recognise The Reader’s voice as belonging to none other than bartender-turned-Assassin Desmond Miles.
Does this mean Desmond is finally returning to the series, albeit in another form?