1. Assassin’s Creed II
It’s rare when a video game sequel puts the original game to shame. But this is what Ubisoft did with Assassin’s Creed II, a sequel so superior to the original it makes the 2007 game look like a tech demo.
This also boasted a much better main character – Italian womanizer Ezio Auditore sure is one of the best characters in gaming to date. And it’s hard not to feel sympathy for him early on either, as his family is betrayed by the Templars in Florence. Also, the Italian city looks great in the game, making it more of a pleasure to stab those Templar bastards to death here.
When you’re done exploring Florence, you’ve also got Venice and a bit of Rome to explore. And let’s not forget Ezio’s home base of Monteriggioni – there’s a load of trinkets to collect and puzzles to solve there too. Better still, the original’s repetitive missions and story are replaced by an in-depth plot and comprehensive open world activities here. Plus, Assassin’s Creed II also has an ending which might very well blow your mind when you see it… A video game classic then, and one anyone even remotely interested in Assassin’s Creed should play.