Hey everyone! With the recent news of Ubisoft’s rumored live service game and the recent drought of news, we thought it would be interesting to list our top 5 favorite Assassin’s Creed games. Please note that this is our list of favorite games, not the highest rated. So, comment below your 5 favorites to compare with ours if you want. Anyways, let’s get on with the list!
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5. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
I know that this is probably low on the list for most people since it was such a fan favorite when the game first came out with the release of Xbox One and PS4. Honestly, it’s a pretty good game. Introducing a polished movement system from the one in Assassin’s Creed 3, the focus on naval combat, and Matt Ryan’s Edward Kenway. It is smooth and characters like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd are amazing. This game embraces the historic era as well as makes you feel like a real pirate.
However, exploration can be a real chore in this game. Some of the missions can feel monotonous when you have to chase ship after ship through storm and fog. Not to mention, the present day story is half-assed and completely disregarded in future entries in the franchise. This game thrived on hype at the time, and some of it is warranted for how immersive the experience can be, but we wouldn’t call it the greatest Assassin’s Creed game.
4. Assassin’s Creed 3
The new movement system is a bit clumsy at times, but innovative for the franchise. The historic battlefields are accurate, brutal, and fun to traverse as Connor rebuilds the Assassin’s Bureau in America. Overall, it is a very enjoyable video game and was a hard toss-up with Black Flag. Although the story is a bit straightforward, a quest of revenge, Connor and Haytham’s father-and-son dynamic is great!
Many find the present day story and end to Desmond a bit oddly placed, but we would argue it works better than what we’ve recently received from the franchise. The threat of the solar flare is epic at times and Desmond’s sacrifice is still remembered today.
3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
It was difficult to choose between AC 2 or Brotherhood and I chose Brotherhood since we get a more mature Ezio Auditore. His origin as a young assassin is great and should be considered an honorable mention nonetheless. The Borgias and the beautiful different regions of Italy are fun to explore. The mechanics are simple and the characters are all colorful and memorable. The ending is epic and is just a solid entry into the Assassin’s Creed games. Plus, there are a lot of fun areas to explore like the vaults and other extra activities.
2. Assassin’s Creed: Unity
This game received so much hate when it first came out because it was buggy as all Hell. However, it is an unpolished gem. The story is magnificent for an Assassin’s Creed game. The city of Paris is filled with different boroughs to explore with a list of activities to play. Arno and Elise are amazing, and I know that I’m a bit biased, but this game had such a profound effect on me that I had to put it at number two.
1. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
This is the game that you should play if you are bored or still locked inside for the remainder of the pandemic. It has so much to explore and do. The new RPG style that has been polished since Origins is so adaptive to the series and the gameplay is a lot of fun. It has to be my favorite game to date. The only issue is that the story is a bit lost in the game because there is so much to do. But it was a hell of a lot of fun!
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Well, what did you all think? Are you excited for the future of Assassin’s Creed? What is your top 5 AC games? Tell us in the comments below!
Until next time…