Assassin’s Creed Games: In Order

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Assassin’s Creed

Released 2007

Perhaps one of the most original and captivating games of its time, the original Assassin’s Creed won the hearts of many fans with its throwback game optics and storytelling.  Acting as the character Altair ibn La-Ahab, you murdered and impaled your way through highly interactive medieval cities in the Middle East.  Although the original release lead to a long series of sequels which would eventually overlap the initial release in terms of gameplay, one of the main knocks on the game was the length of completion time, and the repetitiveness that inevitably took place after the completion of the basic missions.

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Assassin’s Creed II

Released 2009

Taking you out of the middle east and into 1500s Italy, Assassin’s Creed II offered a highly improved gaming experience when compared to the original.  Playing as Ezio Auditoe da Firenze, you were able to play a very assorted number of tasks, which allowed for the second iteration of the game to be more enjoyable when compared to the fist.  Tools in the game such as Eagle Vision, Combat, and Stealth were all highly improved attracting more gamers that it had before.

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Released 2010

Many fans consider Brotherhood to be the best game in the Assassin’s Creed series.  It is based on a continued journey through the story of Ezio, and builds on much of the storyline of Assassin’s Creed II.  This game had an excellent single player experience, and added better combat, devices made by Leonardo da Vinci, and new recruiting techniques for assassins.  Another fun addition to the third installment was that of multiplayer mode.  This allowed you to play out the storyline with friends, but surprisingly did not deduct anything from the single player experience.

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Released 2011

Coming in as somewhat of a dud, Revelations was the third installment of the story of Ezio.  This version took place in the cities of Turkey, under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.  The basis for this game was mainly just the continuation of a story line, as there were not many improvements or additions to the gameplay.  The hookblade was one of the only new features available, and allowed players to zip around the skylines of the city, and offer more divers assassination techniques.

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Assassin’s Creed III

Released 2012

Assassin’s Creed III made another storyline jump from that of Ezio in Europe to Ratonhnhaketon in America during the Civil War era.  This was a drastic change compared to the first three versions as you moved from an only urban environment to that of a more rural wilderness driven theme.  This game introduced changes to the weather, numerous new weapons, and hunting of wildlife.  Despite the new adaptation, this game mostly seemed to fall flat.  Having lots of promise with the story of a half Native American assassin going undercover in Colonial America, the plot seemed to have a lot of holes leading to a questionable story line.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Released 2013

If you polled every Assassin’s Creed player who has taken part in playing the franchise, you would most likely find that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the best game to date in the series.  You play the role of Edward Kenway, an older generation of the Native American character in the previous game.  Most of the experience is taken from land to the sea with the introduction of naval battles and the concept of building your own guild of assassins.  The change of scenery was a welcome alteration and really added the overall enjoyment of Black Flag.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Released 2014

Rogue was the last Assassin’s Creed game set in the early colonies of America.  Much like Revelations, this third installment of the same time-period and location seemed to come up a bit short.  In this game, you play the role of a Templar as opposed to an Assassin.  Although this version had fun naval battles, and no poor gaming mechanics, hunting assassins just did not seem to have the same appeal as the versions prior, as many players had come to enjoy the storyline of playing the justice seeking assassin.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity

Released 2014

Unity has been the butt of many jokes over the past few years, mainly because the game glitches have been some of the worst ever seen.  The game takes you back to Europe, and has you play as Arno Dorian, who fights for a greater Paris during the time of the French Revolution.  The addition of new weapons such as the Phantom Blade were enjoyable, but the amount of freezing and the issues with frame-rate, probably puts Unity as one of the worst games in the series.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Released 2015

Syndicate served as a nice rebound for Ubisoft from what many considered to be a total flop with Unity.  The game allowed you to play as a female character for the first time, and introduced a fun dual-protagonist scheme.  Taking place in Victorian Era London, you were able to play as Jacob and Evie, two twins, who were capable of using fun new weapons, and melee techniques.  Syndicate also included exciting objectives and a plethora of side adventures which allowed for an engaging experience.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins

Released 2017

Origins was considered somewhat of a rebirthing for the now 10-year-old series.  It took you back to ancient Egypt, and introduced highly improved hand-to-hand combat, animation systems, and damage interactions.  One of the largest changes that Origins brought was the addition of the hitbox.  This allowed for player attacks to damage multiple opponents at once, and vice-versa.  Unlike the older additions of the game, this version also offered both rural and urban landscapes.  Often switching between the dense cities and open wilderness of ancient Egypt, Origins was a refreshingly diverse addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Released 2018

As the latest installment of the series, Odyssey places you as a Spartan soldier for hire, who comes upon a murderous cult who are secretly behind much of the actions in the Peloponnesian war.  Your goal in this game comes in the form of attempting to bring peace to the ancient Greek world and end the war.  The game also makes the return to the naval battles of iterations past, and focuses on lots of RPG gameplay, allowing the choice between the play as two characters in the story.  Although there are more advanced features to the skill tree that was built off of Origins, the game does not offer many new additions.

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Assassin’s Creed: Adder

Release TBD

It has recently come out that the next installment of the game will be named Adder, but details for this version have yet to be released.