Assassin's Creed redefines the action genre. Assassin's Creed merges technology, game design, theme, and emotions into a world where you instigate chaos and become a vulnerable, yet powerful, agent of change. The setting is 1191 A.D. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history. Next-gen gameplay - The proprietary engine developed from the ground up for Xbox 360 allows organic game design featuring open gameplay, intuitive control scheme, realistic interaction with environment, and a fluid, yet sharp, combat mechanic. MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Win XP SP2 or Vista, Intel Pentium D 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Dual Core) processor, memory: 512 MB (XP), 1 GB (Vista), Hard disk space 9 GB, Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c Graphics Card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher, Sound: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0–compliant. RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or better/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or 4400+, 2GB Memory, Hard disk 9 GB space, Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10.0–compliant video card, Sound: 5.1 channel surround. Administration rights required for installation.