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Witcher 3 vs Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – The Definitive Comparison

Witcher 3 vs Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Witcher 3 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.


The storyline of Witcher 3 is amazing. The dialogue options that affect how the story progresses is something the Witcher games are known for and it truly is an amazing system that gives the game even more replayability.

One thing is for certain, you won’t be disappointed by the Witcher 3 storyline.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the other hand has a lot of controversy around its storyline. Many people think it doesn’t make sense based on the lore so far, and that it has a lot of plot holes and they also say that it doesn’t feel like an Assassin’s Creed story. Basically many people don’t like or even hate it.

Odyssey took inspiration from Witcher 3 since it also has dialogue options but in my opinion, it isn’t nearly as well done as Witcher 3. The options you choose barely change anything and in most cases, whatever you choose doesn’t really matter since the outcome is almost the same.

I think Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gives you the illusion that your choices matter when in reality they really don’t matter all that much.

I believe that if you are looking for a game with a good story then Witcher 3 is the best choice.


The main difference between those 2 games is how polished they are.

I believe Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tried to become the next Witcher game but ultimately failed because they focused more on putting a lot of things inside in this game than polishing each thing they put in.

As I said before the dialogue options are just there to give you the illusion of choice but they didn’t make this mechanic meaningful enough to make the player feel that his choices matter and affect the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Assassin’s Creed isn’t a game that this mechanic fits anyway cause the past is already set, you can’t change things that already happened with the Animus, you just view and experience the past.

Also, the side missions rarely felt unique like the Witcher’s side missions, they are just there to add more content to the game, but doing boring generic tasks doesn’t offer anything. It’s better to have less content and make it unique than to have more and make it generic.

As for the weapons you can use, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has more variety since in Witcher 3 you can only use swords and crossbows. Although personally I never really used all of the weapons in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I only used swords, sometimes daggers and bows.

As for the enemies that you will face in the game, the Witcher 3 has the biggest variety and it’s one of its strong points. Having to prepare according to each monster you hunt makes you feel a sense of excitement.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has also some variety in the enemies but that is mostly because of the mercenaries you have to face. Most of the time, you face generic soldiers that do the same things, so it can become boring sometimes.

The thing that made fun Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for me is the assassin’s abilities and how you could sneak into a castle and kill everyone without anyone noticing.

Lastly, I will talk about difficulty, content, and replayability. Witcher 3 has a bigger story mode, more and meaningful side missions, and bigger and better DLC. As I said before Assassin’s Creed Odyssey exchanges quality for quantity and it still has less quality and quantity than Witcher 3.

As for the difficulty, Witcher 3 is more difficult and has more replayability.


Both games have amazing visuals and Witcher 3 even though it was released in 2015 it still looks amazing and also just as good as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Odyssey clearly has better visuals but the difference isn’t big enough to impact your decision on which game to choose.

As for the customization, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a transmogrification system(meaning that you are able to change the appearance of any armor or weapon you have to the appearance of another weapon or armor you have gotten in the game and keep the item’s stats) which is something that I always want in an RPG.

With that system I believe Assassin’s Creed Odyssey wins in the customization department.

Final Thoughts

Finally let me summarize what you should remember from this article.

Witcher 3 has bigger and better and more meaningful story, and side mission.

When it comes to weapons Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has more variety, but it has less variety when it comes to enemies.

Witcher 3 is more challenging and also has more replayability.

In the visuals department, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks a little better but not enough to matter. Lastly, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has more customization than Witcher 3.

In my opinion, the best and clear choice is Witcher 3. I recommend waiting for sale though if you can, since the price drops a lot, so you can get the main game plus the DLC at a very low price.

This is it, guys. I hope you found the article informative and that I helped you decide which is the best game for you.

Write in the comments below if you agree or disagree with what I said and if you think I forgot something. See ya in the next article.

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