Every Assassin’s Creed game ranked from worst to best

17. Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery

This mobile game starring Ezio Auditore offers fast-paced action and a decent story.

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Given the success of Assassin’s Creed II, you can’t blame Ubisoft for releasing another iteration of the series for the Nintendo DS and mobile devices. Unlike the 2009 console game, though, this is a linear 2D side-scrolling adventure with some good combat, puzzle-solving and fast-paced action.

There’s also a good story here, which is set during the time of the Spanish Inquisition (the setting for the movie adaptation). At least this gave you an incentive to play through some of the not so great platforming sections, in order to find out what would happen next in this pretty good Assassin’s Creed adventure.

Came out on: iOS and Nintendo DS.

16. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation

This Assassin’s Creed game was inspired by Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It wasn’t great, though.

This Assassin’s Creed spin-off has the honour of featuring the series’ first female character. This is something to cheer about no doubt, even if Liberation’s Aveline did not particularly exceed in the charisma department (she is still better than Assassin’s Creed III’s boring Connor though).

But still, Liberation did innovate with its “persona system”, letting Aveline use different costumes, playing Assassin, high-class lady or slave. This wasn’t nearly as much fun or exciting overall, though. But at least Liberation delivered more of that fun Assassin’s Creed virtual tourism the series is famous for, and we’re thankful for that.

Came out on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS Vita.

15. Assassin’s Creed: Pirates

Although not a patch on Sid Meier’s Pirates, this Assassin’s Creed pirate adventure is still good fun.

Without a doubt, ship battles were the highlight of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. That game let you live the life of a pirate back in 2013. So given what a joy the naval combat in that game was, nobody can blame Ubisoft for releasing a spin-off game focused on the pirate-y stuff of their hit console game.

And this Assassin’s Creed iteration for smartphones and tablets sure delivers more of the high seas excitement Black Flag was renowned for, with ship battles, treasure hunts and even sea races to enjoy.

Came out on: iOS and Android.

14. Assassin’s Creed: Identity

A mobile rendition of the Assassin’s Creed’s console games, Identity is another fun Italian adventure in the series.

This Assassin’s Creed game deserves credit for bringing the world of Assassin’s Creed in full 3D to smartphones (and doing a pretty good job at it too). Assassin’s Creed: Identity features the same Italian Renaissance setting of the great Assassin’s Creed II, and tells a side story to Ezio’s epic quest in the 2009 game.

This is more of a bite-sized adventure with a paper-thin story though, and the truth is that the game’s cities do feel a bit empty. But Identity does capture that Assassin’s Creed magic on mobiles, and is a pretty good entry in Ubisoft’s long-running series.

Came out on: iOS and Android.

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