Now that Ubisoft has confirmed a new Assassin’s Creed game is in the works and almost certainly coming our way this year, it is time to look back at the best the series has offered to date. And there are quite a few Assassins Creed games available right now. Apart from the nine core games which came out since the original hit the shelves back in 2007, several spin-offs have been released as well.
Each of these games clearly has its merits, and since the series is wildly popular each player is bound to have a personal favourite too, even if only one can be the best in the end. So without further ado, here follows a list of the main Assassin’s Creed games, ranked from best to worst.
1. Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009)
This game was considered revolutionary back in 2009, thanks to its large open-world and cool new protagonist. And ladies’ man Ezio Auditore surely was a way more charismatic hero than the noble but deadly serious Altair of the first Assassin’s Creed. There were other great historical characters in the game too, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Ezio’s uncle Mario Auditore, who early in the game would introduce himself with the hilarious line “It’s-a-me Mario!”.
Historical inaccuracies aside, this is still a fun romp through Renaissance Italy, whether exploring the cool Prince of Persia-style tombs, fighting guards on the Venetian rooftops or climbing Florence’s tallest tower and performing the famous leap of faith. And despite the boring tailing missions and the fact this doesn’t look as pretty as when it came out back in 2009, this is still a great experience and the best Assassin’s Creed game made to date.