Ranking the best Assassin’s Creed games


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 19 Assassin’s Creed games we’ve had the pleasure to play to date, ranking them from worst to best.

19. Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles

This side-scrolling, Prince of Persia-style adventure is a fun but uninspired game.


This Assassin’s Creed game was the first to hit the Nintendo DS, and is a prequel to the original Assassin’s Creed. But unlike the original 2007 console game this is not a grand open-world adventure, so don’t expect to see beautifully-rendered 3D cities here. Rather, this is a linear side-scrolling game with a healthy dose of combat, and a bit of puzzle solving thrown in for good measure.

And combat was just reduced to mindless button mashing here, while the touch screen mini-games (like pickpocketing) were hardly inspired. The story was a real downside too, as it’s just a boring Crusade-era hunt for a mysterious artefact, with none of the cool sci-fi stuff of the main console games. Nonetheless, this game was the start of great things to come for Assassin’s Creed…