Ranking TOP 5 Assassin’s Creed Games
Hi, I don’t know if you know but I am the biggest fan of Assassin’s Creed games. Right now, there are 11 games in this franchise. Of course, not all games are equally amazing, sadly. So, here I am, ranking TOP 5 Assassin’s Creed games so you don’t have to.
5. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood was third entry in to the series. I loved the idea that game had only 1 city. Huge, non-the-less. The game also introduced new mechanics – assassin apprentices. Or whatever. It was new to the series to actually manage your own squad of assassins. It’s like a mini game where you have to send off your asassins on missions and they level up by completing those missions. Assassins could be called to help you out in fights as well so it wasn’t just a mini game.
Another new addition was fast travel. While it wasn’t perfect, it still allowed you to travel faster around the city. It wasn’t perfect as you needed to reach one of the tunnels in order to move over to another tunnel so it wasn’t travelling from anywhere in the map to fast travel point. If you know what I mean.
4. Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Assassin’s Creed Rogue is one of the darkest games in terms of story. You start as an assassin and then turn into templar. Your mission is help templars to win over assassins which goes against the whole game history. However, you need to play the game in order to understand why this is happening.
I place this game in 4th place because the game is actually good and even naval combat is decent. I mean, I don’t like the whole naval shit but it was made really well in this game. The most annoying thing is that you need a lot of resources to upgrade your ship. Instead of assassins mini game, Assassin’s Creed Rogue has naval fleet and naval campaign. It’s similar to Brotherhood’s assassin’s mini game. Instead of sending assassins, you send your ships to transfer cargo over.
What else I loved about this game is that you get forts that you need to take over. You also get gang HQs that you also need to take over. Once you take over fort/gang HQ, you open up a portion of the map that allows you to do certain activities such as renovate buildings, unlock taverns, etc …
The story of the game is also amazing when you end up killing well known characters from previous games. It’s full of twists and turns. What else? Assassins randomly trying to assassinate you. Yes, that is real. You might be wandering around town or settlement and assassin comes out of hiding spot to try and kill you. Of course, you can counter-kill them quite easily.
3. Assassin’s Creed 2
In third place, I put Assassin’s Creed 2. Still much beter than it’s predecessor, yet, hard to take it out of its well deserved 3rd place. In this game, you assume role of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. A charismatic youngster who seeks to revenge for his family. He joins assassins and quckly becomes their leader (in the following series).
Compared to the first Assassin’s Creed game, AC 2 is like a completely different game. There were many improvements – way more types of missions, renovations, money system (the first game had no currency), very vague fast travel system and many more features like gear system (I believe the first game had no different weapon, just the default one).
Overall, Assassin’s Creed 2 was a complete make over from its predecessor.
2. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was 6th instalment in the series. It introduced ships and naval battle. It moved from hiring/teaching assassins to hiring ships and doing naval campaign. Some of the sub-missions were also naval battles. The controls of ship were OK. They greatly improved in the next game – Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.
Since the naval battles and campaigns were introduced in the series, there were bunch of other things also introduced – fort takeovers (as opposed to tower takeovers and similar features in previous games). The game became half sea exploring – half ground exploration.
1. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the newest additional to the series and boy, is it any good? Absolutely! The game is so good that I easily spent 400+ hours across Xbox and Stadia (back when I was playing with Xbox One and/or Google Stadia).
A previous game called Origins was a complete come-back from quite crappy games – Assassin’s Creed Unity and Syndicate. Origins was really good but then one year later, Ubisoft released this monster – Odyssey. The game takes across entire Greece and its islands. The world is so big, it would take hours to get from one side of the map to the other. It would be stupidly annoying if the game didn’t have proper fast travel feature.
Personally, I am huge nerd of Greek mythology and this game had it. Hades, Poseidon, Medusa, Minotaur, Cerberus and many others (some of them actually required DLCs). 2 major storyline DLCs with 3 episodes each. Those episodes also had quite a few quests, so it wasn’t a quick thing. Each episode easily expanded gameplay by antoher 6-8 hours if you are fast, of course.
A massive number of main quests (probably around 30-40 hours worth) + stupidly huge amount of side quests. Not to mentions you have other big things like cultists, mercenaries, ships and naval battles and many more things.
0. Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok
Ok Ok, I am just joking. Ragnarok should be the next Assassin’s Creed game coming on 29 of Septmeber, 2020. The game will be based on Norse mythilogy. I would absolutely love to see Thor, Odin, Loki and Asgard. Oh and vikings too!
What are your top 5 Assassin’s Creed games? Let me know in the comments below!