It has been almost a decade since the release of the first Assassin’s Creed game. The series has presented us with great historical settings such as The Third Crusade or Pirate life. It has faced its fair share of ups and downs in this long journey.So here is the ranking of all the Assassin’s Creed games so far. All the 9 games in the main series so far have been ranked from the worst to the best. So here we go-
9. Assassin’s Creed Unity
Unity was launched in 2014. Expectations were very high from this because of the great success of AC Black Flag. Although the game had stunning visuals and interesting assassination missions, the biggest problem was its optimization. Unity had a lot of bugs, glitches and it looked broken. Ubisoft released a 40GB patch for it which is the biggest patch in gaming history. Despite that, issues continued to occur in the game. Another problem was that the French people were speaking in a typical English accent. AC games are known for their accuracy and that’s why this mistake from the developers should not be ignored.
8. Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Revelations was the concluding part in the most loved Ezio trilogy. It was expected to unveil answers to various questions. But what we got was a mess. There were no gamepaly innovations from Brotherhood. The story had some loopholes. The send off to Altair and Ezio was disappointing.
7. Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Ubisoft released AC Rogue and Unity on the same day. This strategy failed miserably. In AC Rogue, you took control of Shay Cormac. It is a direct sequel to AC Black Flag. It wasn’t able to match Black Flag. In this you play the majority of the game as a Templar, which looked interesting but in the end it disappointed all the fans. There was nothing new in it. It was completely rushed, looks like the developer’s weren’t interested in developing it. AC Rogue doesn’t have an identity of its own. It had the shortest story in the series with just 6 sequences.
6. Assassin’s Creed
This was the game that started it all. It had a weird AI and repetitive missions, but you have to look at the time when this game was made. It was revolutionary. Altair was loved by the fans. This genre was like a breath of fresh air.
5. Assassin’s Creed III
This 2012 release is called as a let down by most of the fans. The combat was great and more brutal in AC III. The characters were also interesting. It was the first AC game to introduce naval combats and animal hunting. However, the protagonist Connor was boring and unlikable. The story was disappointing, but this game was a big step for the franchise.
4. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Syndicate was really a good game. The combat was interesting and redefined for the franchise. The two assassins were lovable and a sense of humour was also added to the plot. There was an absence of Multiplayer mode which was quite surprising. The graphics were great and the setting of Industrial Revolution period was a fun to play. It is a shame that the poor performance of Unity has badly affected its sales.
3. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Brotherhood was released in 2010 and it was a sequel to AC II. The game had a big open world and interesting missions. The visuals were good. The option of calling your fellow Assassins to your side was a new gameplay feature. It introduced Multiplayer mode for the first time in the franchise.
2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Some fans could be enraged after seeing this epic game not on no. 1 spot. It is because AC IV was an excellent pirate game, but not an excellent Assassin’s Creed game. It had elements of Assassin’s Creed. The game is a total gem. The story was great, the setting of the life of piracy injected a much needed freshness into the franchise and there was a great scope for explorations. The level designs were nice. It received a lot of critical acclaim.
1. Assassin’s Creed II
This was literally a no-brainer. AC II is so far the most loved AC game. It is the base of every AC game. AC II was a masterpiece. The storytelling was phenomenal, the setting of Renaissance towns was a joy to explore and it gave us the most charismatic Assassin Ezio. It introduced a new combat, gameplay was enhanced and many fun features were added. This game was released in 2009 and broke all sales records at that time.
So do you agree with our list? What are your favorite AC games? Do you have a different opinion? Do let us know through the comment section.