Now that the Assassin’s Creed series is taking a break before returning with a new entry in 2017, it is certainly time to look back at the entire Assassin’s Creed series of games. Since the original Assassin’s Creed was released in 2007, eight other core games and several spin-offs have been released since then.
But which of these games is the best and which the worst? This is a matter of passionate debate for sure, as the series has been played and loved by millions. And while each of these games has its merits, in the end, only one can be the best. So here follows a list of all the Assassin’s Creed games, ranked from worst to best.
19. Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles (2008)
This Assassin’s Creed game was the first to hit the Nintendo DS (but was later released for other mobile devices too). It’s a prequel to the original Assassin’s Creed, but unlike the original 2007 console game, this is not a grand open-world adventure. Rather, this a linear side-scrolling game with a healthy dose of combat and some minor puzzle solving thrown in for good measure.
And aside from the fact that combat is just reduced to mindless button mashing and that the touch screen mini-games were hardly inspired, this Assassin’s Creed fails story wise. Actually, this just offered a generic Crusade-era story about a hunt for a mysterious artefact, with none of the sci-fi undertones of the console games. It was still the start of great things to come for the series though…