Top 10 Best Assassin's Creed Games

The Top Ten
1 Assassin's Creed II

This game is the best of all time. In my opinion, Assassin's Creed 1, 2, and Brotherhood are better than Assassin's Creed Revelations, 3, and Black Flag. The reason is that the first three Assassin's Creed games follow the purpose and role of the assassin, which includes being stealthy, quiet, and blending with the crowd. The last three Assassin's Creed games never followed the purpose of the assassins. Ezio is the best Assassin's Creed character ever. Altair is pretty cool. Connor is the biggest moody idiot I have ever seen. I can't believe people actually like him, and he is not a true assassin.

Assassin's Creed II is the greatest AC game because it presents one of the greatest stories ever told, that of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Ezio was probably the most humane character out of all the others because, unlike Connor or Altair, he shows more compassion. This is because the main story takes place when he's 17, not a full-grown adult, so he makes mistakes.

He is also a ladies' man, a troublemaker, and a good person to those who deserve it. During this time, he gets betrayed by one of his father's friends, and his two brothers, Federico and Petruccio, as well as his father Giovanni, are hanged. Instead of leaving and getting his sister and mother out of town right away, he runs and yells, "I'll kill you for what you've done!" Due to the overwhelming amount of guards, he had to flee and took his mother and sister somewhere safe.

I don't have the time to tell the whole story, but I'll summarize it. He got a hidden blade from Leonardo da Vinci, learned how to steal and blend in, killed the man who betrayed him, and went to a different town to see his uncle Mario. Then he learned how to fight and gained knowledge that his father was an assassin and had a list of people he had to take down. Ezio, following in his father's footsteps, then proceeded to kill everyone on the list and finish what his father had started. In Ezio's search, you get to see how he went from a brash and reckless child to a man who, upon finally finding the man behind the whole plot (Rodrigo Borgia), lets him go, saying, "No, killing you won't bring my family back. I'm done."

He isn't a fully-fledged leader by the end of this game but shows potential. In AC Brotherhood, he starts becoming more of a leader, but I'm mainly focusing on this game. Anyway, you get to see Ezio having to grow up and see how much it's changing him from a boy to a man. It's a great story, and it was the first video game I ever played, so please play this game. It's fantastic!

2 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Black Flag had some of the most memorable characters in any video game I have ever played. Edward was by far one of the most interesting mains in the entire series, and the emotional attachment I felt for the surrounding cast really immersed me in the game. The world was also one of the most impressive I have ever seen, and I really felt compelled to explore every nook and cranny of it, and achieve that 100% rating. The pirating and ship mechanics were fun and easy to learn, but difficult to master, and the sense of resource management really improved the overall feel of the game. Definitely the best Assassin's Creed title, and one of the best games I have played overall. So enjoyable that after getting almost all the achievements in the Xbox 360 version, I did the same when I bought it on the Xbox One less than a year later.

The best Assassin's Creed game, in my opinion, is AC2, but my favorite game with the Assassin's Creed label would have to be Black Flag. Assassin's Creed II is a game that I loved dearly for its gameplay and improvements over the first in the series. However, Black Flag was more than just an Assassin's Creed game. It was a pirate game. Assassin's Creed 4 is my favorite for its stunning naval battles. It's a game where you're essentially a pirate ninja (assassin), combining two roles that have been debated as being better than one another for longer than the Assassin's Creed name has been around. This game deserves 2nd place only because Assassin's Creed II is better at being an Assassin's Creed game.

3 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

This is my absolute favourite game of all time. AC 2 got me into the franchise, and Revelations was the first one I bought for myself. But, I've always loved Brotherhood. Great story, Ezio looks the best in my opinion, awesome selection of outfits, such as Altaïr's outfit, which is my favorite in the series, kill streaks, crossbows, and more assassins. I've played through it about 16 times and know nearly all the lines by heart. Still not bored with it. Thank you, Ubisoft.

Best AC game there is. I played both AC II, and this is the more polished and sanded version of II. In AC2, it's way too easy to be OP, and there is still the damned stupid countryside travel. But this! This is polished. Just one city. Good storyline, as always for the first few AC games. And you actually have to try.

This was my favourite in terms of gameplay. The weapons in Assassin's Creed III felt like they all had a strong purpose, but I still overall preferred Brotherhood. The crossbow was OP :)

Even though this game had lots of weapon variety and tons of things to do, the environment always felt the same, and the music was usually too depressing. That was the only thing I didn't like.

4 Assassin's Creed III

There are so many people that don't like AC3 because of the "fact" that Connor only kills the British and so he's killing his own people. First of all, he's only half British. Secondly, most Americans who fought during the war were British, and no one is saying anything about that. Third, he was raised by Native Americans, so he does not have a sense of his British self. Fourth, Connor actually kills people on both sides of the conflict. Fifth, most people who are posting these comments are trying to make themselves sound smart and are actually making themselves sound really ignorant. And lastly, it's a game! Enjoy it for what it is!

I like this game because all of the games made before this did not have features like this, such as the rear of the horse, a variety of weapons that we can carry, and the fastest parkour and free run, which is amazing. We control two protagonists, Haytham and then Connor, and the storyline of the game is very good. I think Connor is the best assassin after Ezio Auditore because all the Assassin's Creed games have mature assassins, but this game has a young assassin, "Connor". I believe that Connor did not use his mind a lot because he killed Charles Lee, Haytham Kenway, his friend, etc. But it's the best game of the series. Enjoy!

5 Assassin's Creed: Revelations

There was a time when I thought nothing could get better than AC II. But Revelations totally changed my mind. I am not really fond of too much killing in games, but Revelations showcases Ezio's true character.

There was a time I despised Altair. I thought his story was way too bad. I hated AC I. But when I saw his life story, I came to love the character, and a new respect developed in me. The tragedy between him and Abbas moved me. Now, I come to understand why he is called the greatest Assassin.

Desmond's story was quite sparse and, in my opinion, his "journeys" on the Animus Island were quite boring. But overall, the game was excellent.

There is not a single game in the series that I didn't fall in love with, but visually and story-wise, Revelations is the most amazing. This game has the most insane graphic details ever. Decorations on buildings, clothing, etc. It was set in Istanbul, perhaps the most beautiful city in the world. Every screen, whether a demo, a mission, or a random point, is like a masterpiece classic painting. I love the games set in America and the Caribbean too, but they lacked the incredible architecture of Europe, so they had to look a bit plain despite being newer games. The Ezio-Altair connection and the ending were magical.

6 Assassin's Creed

This one's simply more of a work of art, while the others are a bit typical. The deliberately poor cinematography made the atmosphere awesome. The writing was the best, Abstergo was actually scary in this one. The gameplay definitely had its lows, but the highs were the highest in the series, and this game more than any of the others actually expected you to have a brain. I still love the others and Ezio is still my favourite character, but AC1 is still my favourite game. Although Black Flag came disturbingly close.

This game is plain and simple one of those that you know are going to have a certain effect on your gaming experience ever since you start playing it. An utterly positive one at that. I believe Altaïr is one of the best-developed characters, and the in-game world feels so organic and real you can almost feel your instant freedom. I will always be amazed by this game. It's a shame I can't say the same about the later ones, though.

7 Assassin's Creed Unity

In my opinion, the most beautiful Assassin's Creed game. Besides the bad start, it's the game with the best parkour, location, and graphics. Then there are the missions where you can choose how to eliminate your target. My number 1 Assassin's Creed game.

I love the Assassin's Creed series and thus far, I believe Unity is the pinnacle of the series. Yeah, it had a buggy launch (though most of my personal playing time was completely devoid of bugs), but once the patches were released and the game was expanded with the free Dead Kings DLC, there's no way this game could come off as anything short of amazing. Even after the release of the stellar Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Unity's Arno still holds the title for the series' most customizable protagonist. The experience points ranking system, skill acquisition, upgradeable gear and weapons, and co-op missions were unprecedented and revolutionary for the series. Even its challenging combat system was the series' best, in my opinion. Unity just doesn't get enough credit.

Though botched PC version launches are fairly common this generation, it's unfortunate that Unity's reputation and accomplishments often go unnoticed and unappreciated due to its buggy launch.

8 Assassin's Creed Origins

This is the latest game of the series, though it's too good. It's far better than the others. The graphics are awesome (can't differentiate between reality and this), and the fighting is the best. The camera always stays behind the person, so the fight is more strong and fun. The Eagle Vision is much better than in the others and shows the path better. And the slow motion while jumping off a tree and killing a person is damn good! I bet this is the best Assassin's Creed entry in the franchise's lifetime.

I was mind-blown for the first 2 hours of gameplay in this game. It obviously has the best gameplay and graphics, though other AC games have had better storylines. It has such a low ranking because it's a new game. The only fault I found in the game was that it had way too many side quests and collectibles, which might get a bit tedious if you are a perfectionist like me, and also keeps you away from the main story missions. Combat and travel are amazing, and the graphics are top-notch.

9 Assassin's Creed Rogue

Unlike the other Assassin's Creed games, Rogue is the one which is more in "grey." There is no white Assassin and black Templars. Seriously, since the beginning, the Templars were presented to us as the "Bad Guys". They were evil, manipulative, and wanted to be the masters of Earth! (You could almost do a Machiavellian laugh after all the sentences of the Templars). But with Rogue, things are presented differently. You really get into the character and the story. Also, even if it's an "old generation" game, the places are beautiful. I really enjoyed traveling through this whole world.

Not too long ago, I always believed the Assassins were the good guys. You play as them, and the Templars, especially the Borgia, were shown as evil and power-hungry. After playing Rogue, though, my opinion completely changed. I would now rather be a Templar than an Assassin and, with the exception of the Renaissance and Caribbean rites, I look at the Templars in a completely different way in the old games now. Second favourite and most influential storyline because of this, as well as everything else about it.

10 Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Added a lot of new features like trains, carriages, and a rope launcher. Liked the idea of boroughs being taken over, but it was similar to some of the previous games (like the naval bases in Black Flag). Some of the challenges are pretty hard, and the carriage driving feels really out of place at times. Liked the game overall, but it still needed to improve some things.

Jacob and Evie Frye might be some of my favorite protagonists of all time. Victorian London is the perfect playground with plenty of content and fun. Assassin's Creed Syndicate includes the best missions of the series and does everything better than Unity. Who would have expected that?

Splendid graphics. New inclusion of a female character. Free-flow style of how to deal with situations. Kind of a bland story, as it is just a remake of Brotherhood with Starrick in place of the Borgia. The music is good in some places, but sometimes (I am a fellow violinist), the music just feels not

The Contenders
11 Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I've played every Assassin's Creed game and, in my opinion, Origins is the best with the biggest map, the best graphics, and the most intricate missions. I've seen gameplay and the trailer for Odyssey and believe it will be amazing. If it comes anywhere near Origins, I will be astounded.

Played the game from beginning to end. In a time in my life where I hardly ever finish games anymore. Great graphics and gameplay. The main story was good, not the best, but the side missions were entertaining. Overall, I've been addicted to this game with over 100 hours, and still wanting more.

I think it is the best because you get thrown off the mountain by your father, who turns out to be your step-father, and in this one, you get to fight a literal minotaur! Also, I really like how you get hunted by this cult, and one of them turned out to be your sister who also got thrown off. A really nice game if you ask me (also, I really like how you can do a lot of damage in the game).

12 Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

This game is much better than Altair Chronicles and Bloodlines. It's not fair to compare it to PS3 entries, but this is actually a pretty good game if you remember it's a Vita game. I was actually impressed with the gameplay.

Note - The multiplayer is terrible, and there was a glitch that corrupted save files. Thankfully, the glitch has been patched. Be sure to start a new game after patching.

I have played this game many times. It is the best game for a PC gamer. I got Liberation at a side road stall, but it turned out to be a good game. Assassin's Creed III does not deserve this place.

Definitely not better than any main series entry, but if we are talking about non-mainstream games, it's number one.

13 Assassin's Creed Valhalla

This is by far the second-best game in the series. I really, really love it! Five stars!

14 Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines

This game has a good story and timeline, but the gameplay isn't so good.

Okay storyline, terrible graphics, terrible gameplay. If Altair could do some combos, this game would be better.

This game is great! It fully shows Altair's story.

15 Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

This seriously must be the last one on this list. I can't believe that some people even voted for this, leaving out all the other good ones.

16 Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Actually not that bad.

17 Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry

A story-driven game that begs the player to focus on what is being told.

18 Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
19 Assassin's Creed Rebellion
20 Assassin's Creed Identity
21 Assassin's Creed: Pirates

The game has an interesting story. The story of Alonzo shows various ups and downs. The game excites and thrills you. The graphics of the game are better than any other Assassin's Creed mobile game.

22 Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
23 Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia
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