10 Best Assassin's Creed Games, Ranked Best To Worst
The Spectacles And The Setbacks; Do These Rankings Resonate With You?
Which Assassin’s Creed game is the best? For many of the top AC titles, that’s like asking me which piece of pizza I like most out of the few slices I have left. I like them all equally, thank you very much! Alas, I have utilized not only official critics’ scores but user scores as well in order to present a hierarchy that favors the opinions of players who shed pounds nerd-sweating over these great games. As it stands, Assassin's Creed is one of the most successful game franchises ever to grace our PC's. Regardless of the platform you haved played these on, these titles have seen huge success.
There's just something about these guys that makes you want to assassinate them.
Gamers who darted into the world of Assassin’s Creed when it first launched back in 2007 show no hesitation in expressing their resounding opinions that label this is as one of the best running series. With each entry comes a new plot advancement or an experience that makes ends meet in the bigger picture. These additions to the story often come with high praise, other times they are met with grief. Aside from the plot-advancements, AC games have a lot of other qualities that make them worthwhile.
Locales in Assassin’s Creed couldn’t really get any better; these games present historical fiction at its finest. This sense of realism adds a nice blur-effect where at times you are wondering what is fact and what is fiction. Combat has a solid feel, and while navigating through most of the environments you feel like you are driving a quality vehicle. Alright, alright. I suppose we can talk about the story.
Freedom Cry makes for some memorable moments...*tear*
Assassin’s Creed revolves around the Assassin’s known as the Brotherhood, and the Templar Order, their archrivals. While the Brotherhood believes that every human has the right to freedom, the Templars operate under the notion that peace can only be achieved by enacting rules and maintaining order. These different points of view led the two sides into a violent war.
In the process of unveiling events in the plot, the player controls the present day descendants of some Assassins who lived in different eras. By accessing their genetic memories, the player is able to relive the lives of these Assassin ancestors. The Animus, a machine created by a corporation known as Abstergo Industries, is what makes this possible. Interestingly, Abstergo is the modern-day front that provides the Templar Order some cover from which to operate. With all of this goodness in mind, let us go on an Assassin’s Creed journey to explore, from best to worst, one of the most prolific video game series on the planet.
10. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Sometimes an assassination mission morphs into a small-scale skirmish.
Following the events in Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood has players continue following the story of Ezio as he works to reestablish a foundation of assassin’s in Rome. It is there that the Assassin’s must confront a menacing Templar family whose stranglehold on the city must be dissolved. Brotherhood is considered high-shelf material by many critics and gamers alike for a host of reasons. It is these reasons why Brotherhood also sits top-shelf in this article.
Death from above!
Brotherhood is set in Rome and invites players to explore one very large, open world. The interface is user friendly and the menus provide more information and facts for those who love their fancy-facts. History buffs can further rejoice since Rome is portrayed accurately. The game also brought improvements to combat in general, including new assassin skills and a multiplayer mode. At times, exploration can be frustrating since out-of-bounds areas are not always clearly illustrated on the map. However, the detailed character models, fluid combat animations, and clear representation of the city infuse a sense of authenticity into the game. This feeling persists throughout the 20+ hour single player campaign and even carries over into a memorable multiplayer experience which includes leaderboards.
All of these features add up to a seemingly perfect setup, right? Well, Brotherhood marks the onset of a flood of complaints that accuse the developers of cramming in too many distractions. Despite these complaints, the overall opinion is that the balance found in Brotherhood is close to perfect.