It’s hard to believe we first stepped into the Animus back in 2007, and that we’ve been climbing monuments and backstabbing Templars in the Assassin’s Creed games for almost a decade now. Because it’s clear Assassin’s Creed has been a huge success to date, even if game makers Ubisoft stumbled out of the gate with Assassin’s Creed: Unity in 2014. The game which followed (Syndicate) wasn’t half-bad, and neither was the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender.
But still, those who follow the Creed are no doubt looking forward to Assassin’s Creed: Origins, a new entry in the long-running saga which is coming this year. So it certainly is time to take a look at the mainline Assassin’s Creed games, ranking them from worst to best.
9. Assassin’s Creed
This is the game that started a revolution. It introduced us to a world of Templars and Assassins, the nifty time-travelling machine known as the Animus and to the characters of Altair the assassin and the bartender Desmond. You know, the guy whose DNA can lead the Templars (or Assassins) to a secret involving lost civilizations and a certain very powerful object known as the Apple.
But no matter how beautifully this game recreated history (the time of the Crusades, no less), it still suffered from repetitive gameplay. Remember having to sit on a bench to eavesdrop on conversations about your assassination targets?
Assassin’s Creed I also pales in comparison to its glorious sequel, which is a far superior game, making the original look like a tech demo at times. But still, this game deserves its place in video game history.