Assassin’s Creed II was one of the stand out games of 2009 and featured heavily in our 2009 game of the year voting. It’s disappointing to see that less that half of those that played the game actually made it to the end.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood mission director, Gaelec Simard, told Joystiq that only 40% had finished the game, which he believed was “huge”. The figure is 5% higher than the original Assassin’s Creed figure which was based on Xbox Achievements. The Assassin’s Creed II numbers are based of information obtained via Ubisoft’s Uplay service which provides figures on all platforms. Like Achievements users need to be connected to the internet in order for Ubisoft to record the statistics.
40% may seem a low figure but statistics obtained Gamasutra last year suggested less than 30% completed GTA IV. Assassins Creed II still fell a fair way short of the likes of Gears of War 1 & 2, Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 which all saw more than 60% complete their campaigns.
Simard added “In the industry, the number of games that are finished is more like five to ten percent. We all think people finish games, but when you start asking around, you’ll find that a lot of people don’t get to the end. We want the player to experience the whole package, so that’s something we’re trying to push.” What that means for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood isn’t quite clear yet.