6. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles
While the mainline Assassin’s Creed games and their expansions are all 3D games, Ubisoft also released a series of 2.5D Prince of Persia-style games named Assassin’s Creed Chronicles. There were three separate instalments, and unlike the mainline Assassin’s Creed games, these had more novel settings, taking place in China, India and Russia. And these were later released in a trilogy pack, which is actually a fun collection of platforming games on PS4.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is the highlight here. This game lets players perform the usual Assassin’s Creed moves such as the classy leap of faith in two dimensions instead of three, and take out guards in melee combat or stealthily as in the mainline games. It is also the second Assassin’s Creed game to feature a female protagonist, with Shao Jun searching for a mysterious trinket in Imperial China.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India offered more of the same in an interesting colonial setting, adding new challenge rooms and kill moves, while the final Russian instalment added weaponry like rifles and mines to the mix, but was the less inspired entry in the Chronicles saga though.