9. Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed got many people excited in 2007. And the truth is that this was a truly revolutionary game. This had beautiful cities like Jerusalem, every detail shining through. You could climb to the top of buildings, Prince of Persia-style, and admire the view from the top. Of course, protagonist Altair could perform the iconic leap of faith, landing on a pile of hay below. Altair is a good character too – a bit too serious perhaps – Ezio Auditore of Assassin’s Creed II is leagues ahead.
Also, the assassination missions are repetitive. Eavesdropping on conversations, pickpocketing and trailing characters, had to be done over and over again before killing a target. The Middle-Eastern villains sure were ruthless though. One angry slave trader tells his henchmen to break someone’s legs at some point, making all the chores you had to go through to kill these guys worthwhile. Overall though, this Assassin’s Creed was more of a stepping stone for greater things to come – but still classic.