In 2007, Ubisoft launched a franchise that would become one of the most cult video game franchises. Today, each new episode is an event and it’s time to rank the Assassin’s Creed games from worst to best!
Who has never played an Assassin’s Creed game? So popular is the franchise that many gamers have already gotten their hands on one of these titles. But… was it the best?
Despite a complicated year, 2020 will still have been an opportunity to discover great games… For gaming enthusiasts, the year will have allowed them to get their hands on many titles, even if the main topic will remain the arrival of the PS5 and a new Assassin’s Creed game.
While a possible Assassin’s Creed in medieval France is already being talked about, what about Valhalla and its precursors?
While the future of the saga is also going to be written on the side of Netflix, the ever so strong success of Assassin’s Creed is the occasion to come back in more details on this franchise. After 14 years of existence, the time has come to ask ourselves the big question: what is the best Assassin’s Creed game? Here is our ranking!
12. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 2015
If it’s in the latter position, it’s not that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is bad… let’s say it’s forgettable. Caught between Unity, which was highly anticipated and made a lot of noise a year earlier, and Origins, which relaunched the franchise in the most beautiful way, it is difficult to give much credit to this London episode.
Although the series features an Assassin’s duo for the first time, the two characters won’t stay in the hearts of players either. As for the story, let’s just say that the DLC was more memorable than the original story… proof that there is something wrong.
11. Assassin’s Creed – 2007
The one that started it all, the first episode of a long and juicy series… In 2007, while fans were still waiting for new Prince of Persia games, Ubisoft launched its new franchise called Assassin’s Creed. Secret organization, Animus, an Assassin in the time of the Crusades… the machine is launched!
But the game dates back to 2007 and this is obviously felt. The fans of the first hour will dive back into Altaïr’s side without hesitation, but it is difficult to launch into a marathon. Especially since the game was also too repetitive…
10. Assassin’s Creed Unity – 2014
As good chauvinistic gamers that we are, we’ll tell you that playing Assassin’s Creed Unity is a lot of fun because you can finally walk through the streets of Paris like an Assassin. But here is perhaps the problem of the game: so much awaited for several years, the episode Unity turned out to be a big disappointment.
It’s due to too many bugs that have spoiled the game experience. If the rendering of Paris is thrilling, the moves are heavy, the fighting system is far from being the best. As for the main character, Arno, going after Ezio, Connor and Edward was too complicated…
9. Assassin’s Creed Revelations – 2011
In 2011, the time has come to say goodbye to the one who still remains the favorite Assassin of the franchise, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. For his last tour of duty, Ubisoft offers us an episode where an aging Ezio goes to Constantinople in search of Master Altair.
Full of good intentions, this episode is more like a good DLC of Ezio’s story than an essential addition to the franchise. There are a few new features here and there, but basically, nothing changes much compared to Brotherhood.
8. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – 2010
And this is Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. A year earlier, Ezio had already made his comeback. After his journey through Italy in 2, he now heads for Rome in a war against the Borgia family. More experienced and cunning than before, the Assassin is equipped with several significant improvements that offer a pleasant gameplay experience.
The charm of the Italian Renaissance is still present, and most importantly, this title is the first in the series to feature online multiplayer. Players become employees of Abstergo who, through the Animus, relive the memories of Renaissance Templars in different game modes.
7. Assassin’s Creed Rogue – 2014
Here is an episode often forgotten in the history of Assassin’s Creed and let us tell you that it is a real injustice. Released the same year as Unity, but on PS3 and Xbox 360, Assassin’s Creed Rogue offers us the fascinating story of Shay, an Assassin who became a Templar during the Seven Years War.
If the gameplay is basically the same as Black Flag, except for some specific changes for the new settings, the universe and the story manage to captivate us from the beginning to the end. Even more so when the end of the game takes us to a certain French castle…
6. Assassin’s Creed Origins – 2017
After the two disappointments that were Unity and Syndicate, Ubisoft understands that it is time to change something. Wanting to start again on new bases, the firm announces that there will be no new episode in 2016… a first in the history of the series for a long time. But it was clearly worth the wait!
Assassin’s Creed Origins keeps all the promises: high quality graphics in an ancient Egypt, a game richer and more complete than ever thanks to its new RPG aspect and moves simply more fluid than in the past… a chance for an Assassin, right?
5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018
After the success of Origins, Ubisoft had to confirm this new direction for the franchise. And once again, the success is there with Odyssey, an episode that transports us this time to the heart of Ancient Greece, to meet the descendants of the glorious Leonidas.
Using the same codes as Origins, this new episode adds several interesting features such as multiple choice dialogues or the appearance of romances. Finally, the game is simply more beautiful and bigger than its elder brother…
4. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 2020
Bigger, more beautiful and even more complete, the Valhalla episode will raise some controversy, between those who will appreciate a real RPG that will keep you busy for a long time and those who will regret a less and less Assassin’s Creed spirit…
But the last episode of the saga is a great adventure in English and Viking lands and comes nicely to conclude the Origins trilogy. The only negative point: a rather disappointing ending. But the craziest thing is that you can go to Asgard…
3. Assassin’s Creed III – 2012
Before Origins, Ubisoft had already taken its franchise in new directions. After the conclusion of Ezio’s adventure, it’s time to discover Connor, in the middle of the American Revolution. Beyond the scenario, surely one of the most complete of the franchise, the game brings some rather pleasant novelties.
With a much larger map, more varied missions or a sales system to improve the character or his environment, without forgetting the possibility to navigate, Assassin’s Creed clearly marks a turning point.
2. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – 2013
After the great success of the 3rd, Ubisoft doesn’t seem to want to waste time with possible sequels dedicated to Connor (who we would have liked to see again). Obviously listening to the players who loved sailing and the naval battles of the 3rd, Ubisoft offers us an Assassin’s Creed in the time of the pirates.
Now, let’s make room for Edward Kenway, Connor’s grandfather, who will prove to be one of the most charismatic characters of the series. As for the gameplay, it’s a real pleasure, as it’s beautiful, easier to handle and, between us, it almost made us want to become a pirate!
1. Assassin’s Creed II – 2009
After a first episode that was satisfying but not without its faults, Ubisoft refined its baby for two years before offering us Assassin’s Creed 2. No more Crusades, we’re heading to the Italian Renaissance to meet the emblematic Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
In an adventure that takes place over 20 years, the game takes us to Florence, Venice, Tuscany and even the Vatican. The game has certainly aged but climbing and running on the roofs has never been so enjoyable. And, essential point in a video game, the story of Assassin’s Creed is an incredible story of revenge over several years as we like them…
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