8. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
This Assassin’s Creed game took place during the Seven Years War, before the American Revolution and the events of Assassin’s Creed III. But if one thing is clear is that protagonist Shay Cormac was a more interesting lead than the insipid Connor of Assassin’s Creed III. And Cormac is actually the first Assassin’s Creed protagonist to switch sides and join the Templars, featuring a more nuanced and original plot than that of other Assassin’s Creed games.
It is also arguably a better game than Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which was released in the same year. While Unity was hyped to death and focused on delivering cutting-edge graphics, the team behind Rogue just focused on the gameplay. The game is obviously based on the great Black Flag, and has the same emphasis on sailing. But you also get to experience some cool action in other settings such as the city of New York, in which Irish protagonist Cormac is hunted by Assassins and has to take out his former colleagues. Overall though, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is a good game that lets you see things from the perspective of a Templar, and is a worthy entry in the series.