Assassin’s Creed Games In Order, Main Series (Desktop/Console Games)
Assassin’s Creed is a name that every gamer has read or heard in some way and is one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, having over 13 titles released from 2007 till 2020 in its arsenal.
The series has 11 main titles in total, with many released on Android and iOS recently.
Assassin’s Creed features fictional Assassins from the past intertwined with the historical events from real life. In the majority of the games, the player controls an Assassin from the past that hunts their Templar targets.
Templar figures in Assassin’s Creed series are people who desire peace through order and control and are natural enemies of the Assassin controlled by the players, who want peace with free will.
The series is an open-world action-adventure video game series that emphasizes stealth in most parts.
The game series received generally positive reviews from the general public and received criticism for unfinished, bug-filled games.
The series also received various nominations and awards for its narrative, breath-taking visuals, and story, including Game of The Year Awards. Ubisoft releases every new Assassin’s Creed title every year or two following since 2007.
Assassin’s Creed Games In Order, Main Series (Desktop/Console Games)
The first title in the series was released as Assassin’s Creed for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in 2007, and Valhalla is the latest title in the series, released in 2020. Excluding the Android and iOS releases, the series has 11 main titles released till 2020.
That’s not the end; the series also had comics, novelization, novels, an artbook series, even a live action film, which was not received favorably by the general audience. That is a lot to digest if you are a newbie to the series.
With so many things released, it is cumbersome and confusing for new players to know where exactly they should start from. To save you for this hassle, we got you covered with our guide for all Assassin’s Creed games in order.
With this order, you will exactly know where to start if you are planning to play the series in a sequence. The sequence is not, however, connected strongly with its predecessors and successors as each title follows the story of a different Assassin, but the new titles do provide a little bit of backstory, so you will not be completely lost.
Without wasting any more of the time, let’s get to the Assassin’s Creed games order.
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#1 – Assassin’s Creed (2007)
Starting the series from the first part makes the most sense in many cases, but it is the other way around. Assassin’s Creed marks the beginning of the story of Desmond Miles, the main protagonist of the Assassin’s Creed series, who happens to be a bartender. He gets kidnapped by agents of Abstergo Industries.
Desmond gets forced to use a device that connects his mind to his ancestors’ ages ago into a reality allowing him to rewrite the history. Desmond takes control of Altair ibn-La’Ahad, who is a high-ranking member of the Assassin Brotherhood. Altair’s job is to eliminate all people corrupted by the weapon titled “Apple of Eden”, capable of mind control.
The setting is set in 1191AD, during the notorious Third Crusade that tore the Holy Land apart. After ending the trial of the machine, Desmond realizes this is more than the simulations and is in deep water, more than he bargained for.
Compared to its sequels, Assassin’s Creed takes a slow-paced approach towards rewriting history, then letting the player do whatever he wants. Many people will consider starting from the very first part is a good idea. It is to some extent if you need to know about the story in detail. For sheer gameplay purposes, you might as well skip the title and jump right to Assassin’s Creed II, which follows a quicker and fast gameplay approach than its predecessor.
The game borrows many elements from the popular Prince of Persia series by Ubisoft, and if you have played and enjoyed the series, you will enjoy this title.
The first title in the series, Assassin’s Creed, was released in 2007 and was well-received by the videogame community. It received multiple nominations and awards when it was announced at E3 in 2006. It was released for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
The critics praised the game for its intriguing storytelling, graphics, soundtrack. The game received criticism for its repetitive gameplay, making the player lose interest after playing some of the game from the start, leaving a bad taste in the mouth.
#2 – Assassin’s Creed II (2009)
Continuing the story of Desmond Miles, Assassin’s Creed II steps up the story and gameplay pacing to a greater degree. After the events from the first title, Desmond gets rescued by undercover Assassin Lucy Stillman and manages to escape from the kidnappers.
The team develops their version of the Animus, the simulation machine, dubbed “Baby.” Lucy and her crew intend to train Desmond as an Assassin. This time he will be investigating the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The setting is in the 15th century, during the Italian Renaissance.
Ezio was living a carefree life, all about wine and women. Knowing nothing about the creed, nor the robe which he will be wearing very soon. After his father and brothers’ hangings, Ezio escapes the town after killing the corrupt magistrate to his ancestral homeland of Monteriggioni.
Ezio then embarks on a journey to eliminate all of the individuals that played a role in his family members’ deaths.
During his journey, Desmond notices something peculiar. Lucy informs Desmond about strange occurrences in Earth’s magnetic field, which is scheduled, to pass the planet in a few months.
The passing is critical and will have the same effect that ended the First Civilization. Desmond hops into the Animus, beginning the story of the next part, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
The game received critical acclaim upon release, and even after many sequels and new titles in the series, Assassin’s Creed II is hailed as one of the best releases in the series. If you decide to skip the first installment and starting right with Assassin’s Creed II, you will not miss anything of importance.
As the game will progress in the second part, you will get all of the necessary details for the first part. Assassin’s Creed fans recommend starting from the second part instead of the first one. Due to its innovative gameplay that directed the rest of the sequels and new releases, Assassin’s Creed II is the perfect place to start to.
#3 – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (2010)
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed II. The story continues as Desmond, and the crew flees the Templars attack successfully at the end of the story of Assassin’s Creed II.
The crew flees to Monteriggioni and establishes a new base. Desmond and the crew are on the quest to find the Apple of Eden. Using the Animus 2.0, Desmond again takes control of Ezio. The story then starts in 1499, where Monteriggioni is under siege by Cesare Borgia.
Taking the circumstances under consideration, Ezio decides to leave Rodrigo Borgia alive for now. After few years, Ezio carries out multiple missions to cripple Borgia’s hold. Learning about his action, Cesare tries to get the Apple in his procession.
Ezio manages to retrieve the Apple from Cesare and hides it in a temple built under Roman Colosseum. During the final events of the game, tragedy happens with Ezio. The plot for the next part, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, begins.
The story further progresses into the final stages. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhoood met with critical acclaim upon release.
The critics praised its combat, parkour gameplay, and narrative and storyline. Many people and fans of the franchise hail the game as one of the best parts ever released in Assassin’s Creed history.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood was the first title released featuring competitive multiplayer game modes. The multiplayer mode was received favorably by the gamers and was called a breath of fresh air.
#4 – Assassin’s Creed Revelations (2011)
Continuing the story of Ezio, Assassin’s Creed Revelations is the sequel to the hit prequel, Brotherhood. This title features an older, mature and wise Ezio. In search of the five keys to unlock Altair’s Library, the story takes Ezio to Constantinople in 1511 AD.
The game features four huge districts in the game: Constantinople, Bayezid, Imperial, and Galata. Ezio learns about some ancient weapon that could end the Templars-Assassin’s war once for all. Ezio uses the relics to relive the memories of Altair’s experiences.
To relive Altair’s memories, players take control of Altair again, as Ezio uses the relics. During the chaos happening in Constantinople, Ahmet kills Yusuf and kidnaps Sofia, Ezio’s future wife; for her safety Ezio does whatever in his power, even giving up his chase to deal with Ahmet.
Salem arrives with his armies to settle the matters and deal with the chaos spread in the region. After completing this memory, the Animus starts to delete the data, and to save Desmond from being deleted, Clay sacrifices himself and imprints his memories onto Desmond.
Desmond, who is in Coma, gets approached by Jupiter, from the First Civilization and guides him on what he should do next. Upon hearing the words, Desmond awakes, and the plot for Assassin’s Creed III begins.
The series marks the ending of Ezio and Altair’s story altogether. Assassin’s Creed Revelations were released in 2011. The game received generally favorable reviews from the community, with some of the people being disappointed with the sequel. The game was praised for its visual enhancements, well-written storyline, and the ending of the series. The gameplay, however, was not any different from the prequels.
#5 – Assassin’s Creed III (2012)
Assassin’s Creed III is the fifth main and final entry in the Desmond storyline and is the fifth game in the Assassin’s Creed series in order. Following the events from Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Desmond wakes up from the coma after getting approached by Jupiter.
Desmond manages to find the Grand Temple from the First Civilization inside a cave in New York. Using the Apple of Eden, Desmond uses it to activate the temple partially. Juno, after the temple partially activates, communicates with Desmond again.
Desmond is put into the Animus due to Juno’s influence. He relieves the memories of his ancestor, Haythem Kenway, in England, 1754.
After Assassinating a patron and on his route to unlock the Temple’s inner chamber, he finds and kills a slave trader. Haythem finds a mohawk lady during this conflict, who decides to help him find the Temple in exchange for their freedom.
The couple develops a romantic relationship and has a kid who they name, Ratonhnhaké:ton. The game then shifts the plot to Ratonhnhaké:ton’s childhood. Where he is met with a drastic tragedy.
Losing his mother to Templars, Ratonhnhaké:ton meets retired Assassin Achilles Devonport, as guided by a transparent sphere given by the village elder. Achilles advises him to change his name to Connor.
Connor’s father was the Grand Master of the Templar Order, which makes Connor caught up in the Assassin-Templar conflict. Players can explore two decades of Connor’s life, from 1760 to 1783. Players can roam different regions, like Boston, New York. Players can also explore Connor’s village and settlements of Lexington and Concord.
The game was a commercial success. It received positive ratings from the critics. Assassin’s Creed III was the decisive release for the community and its fanbase. Many fans did not like the game at all. Making it a disappointing finale for the Desmond saga.
#6 – Assassin’s Creed Liberation (2012)
Assassin’s Creed Liberation is the sixth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. The plot takes place alongside the events of Assassin’s Creed III. The series is the first installment in the Assassin’s Creed series starring a female main.
The setting is in the 18th century, i.e., between 1765 and 1777. The series features the life of French-American Assassin Aveline de Grandepré during the end of the French and Indian war. Aveline is a young Assassin who operates in the city of New Orleans, discovers Templars plotting to control Louisiana. She performs the execution of two men involved in this plan.
Agaté, the teacher of Aveline, orders her to Assassinate de Ulloa and eliminate all of the Templars in the area. Refusing her mentor’s orders, Aveline heads over to Chichén Itza, disguised as a slave.
She learns that her mother, who went missing during her childhood, was stationed at the excavation point. Using this information to her advantage, she enters a cave system beneath the worksite, where she manages to find a piece of a relic called the Prophecy disk.
Upon recovering the relic, she reunites with her mother, who assumes Agaté has sent her to Assassinate her. The story then continues as Aveline performs Assassinations of crucial figures involved in corruption and illegal work.
During the final parts of the game, Aveline recovers the missing parts of the relic that she finds in the cave. After performing series of Assassinations, she gains the trust of her step-mother by inducing false allegiance as she hands over the Prophecy disk.
As her mother tries to make sense of the scrambled messages inside, Aveline Assassinates her and uses the locket that her mother left her during her young age, and learns about the leader who started the rebellion during the Human-First Civilization War.
The game was received mixed reception, with most praised the installment as it featured the series’ first female Assassin.
#7 – Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (2013)
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is the seventh main installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. The story takes place two years after Assassin’s Creed III. Animus now has a new cloud computing technology that allows the Abstergo industries to continue exploring the samples, found in Desmond Miles’ body, few moments after his death.
Abstergo industries hire a new character to explore the memories of Edward Kenway, father of Haythem Kenway and grandfather of Connor Kenway (aka Ratonhnhaké:ton). Abstergo Entertainment reveals they are doing it for their interactive feature film.
In reality, as they are modern-day Templars, they are trying to find a structure built in the First Civilization, known as the Observatory. As Edward, the player, discovers the conspiracy between the high-ranking Templars, trying to find the Sage.
Edwards is a notorious pirate and an Assassin that has become an unwitting thorn in the plans of the conspirators, and due to his recklessness, he puts the Assassins’ order in danger.
On the contrary, Edward Teach (Blackbeard) and other notorious pirates are on a mission to form a pirate utopia. They believe to form a state free from any influence of any ruler or king. Eventually, they form a pirate alliance. Edward and Roberts, whom he met during the meeting of Templars in Havana.
Upon completing the memory, in the present day, the player that was hired by the Abstergo industries meets John, an IT manager at Abstergo Entertainment. John convinces there is more to this job as offered by the company. Upon investigating, the player realizes this job is more than he bargained for.
Unlike Assassin’s Creed III, Black Flag received critical acclaim upon release and is one of the fan favorites Assassin’s Creed titles released to this date. The game also received multiple nominations and awards. Critics praised its innovative open-world, naval gameplay, and well-written stories, and so many side quests.
If you have not played the Assassin’s Creed games before and wish to skip the Desmond Miles’ story, Black Flag is the perfect place to start from.
#8 – Assassin’s Creed Rogue (2014)
Assassin’s Creed Rogue is the eighth game in the Assassin’s Creed series featuring a new twist in the story. Unlike previous Assassin’s Creed games, this time, the player controls a former Assassin turned Templar, Shay Patrick Cormac.
Cormac is a new recruit to the Brotherhood of Assassins. During training, he meets the Assassin Adewale, who informs about the devastating earthquake that has hit the Haitian city of Port au Prince in search of a temple containing a Piece of Eden. Cormac is enlisted in an investigation into Templar’s interests.
Shay becomes suspicious of his fellow Assassins and their motives as they refuse to engage in dialogue with the Templars and assassinating an already dying Templar.
Upon reaching and trying to retrieve the Pieces of Eden, he met with a massive earthquake, destroying the city. It happened precisely, as Adewale described. Shay is horrified to learn that Devonport still wants to continue his search despite all of the terrible things that have happened.
Shay decides to steal the manuscript and escape the place but gets cornered by the fellow Brotherhood members. With the intention of suicide, Shay jumps off the cliff but is shot and left for dead before he can destroy the manuscript.
Feeling betrayed, Shay becomes a full-fledged member of the order, where he meets Haythem Kenway, the Grand Master. Shay pairs up with Haythem to retrieve the relic. Shay believed the artifact is supposed for world balance, not something for personal gains.
They then eliminate the critical figures in the Colonial Assassin Brotherhood, and during the chaos, the relic gets destroyed, triggering the third earthquake. Barely surviving, Haythem and Shay face Liam (his former best friend) and Achilles, Haythem overpowers Achilles, and Shay defeats Liam.
In the present day, the player is trying to research Shay’s memories, during which a hidden memory file infects the Animus servers. The player must now clear the servers by living Shay’s later memories.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue received mixed to positive ratings, with critics praising the twist in the story, likable main character but criticized the game for failing to innovate the gameplay and its non-replayability.
For fans of Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is a great title to play, as it features the similar combat and game mechanics.The game does not depends much on its predecessors except for Haythem Kenway and can be played as the first title if you are new to the series.
#9 – Assassin’s Creed Unity (2014)
Assassin’s Creed Unity is the eighth major installment and the ninth game in the Assassin’s Creed series. It is a sequel to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and has a few ties with Assassin’s Creed Rogue.
The game features a French Assassin named Arno Dorian, who operated during the French Revolution. The story begins with “Initiate”, which is a player of Helix. Helix is a new gaming device by Abstergo Industries. It allows access to many genetic memories.
The player, a Helix user, explores the memory of the sacking of the Paris Temple. The setting is on 13 October 1307. Jacques, the current Templar Grand Master, got attacked by king Phillip the Fair orders his advisor to hide the Sword of Eden and the Codex Pater Intellectus.
During the commotion, the advisor faces an Assassin and then returns the artifacts to their location in a temple. After a sword fight with Thomas, an Assassin, he dies with his Hidden Blade.
Seven years forward, Jacques and his affiliates are set to burn alive. Jacques, before dying, curses the king and the pope. After his death, the Templar Order disbands.
The sequence then starts in 1776. Eight-year-old Arno loses his father amidst a commotion, executed by an Assassin. Thus begins his gnarled journey as an Assassin after facing nothing but failures and hardships.
Eventually, making him a strong, reliable Assassin. During the final moments of the game, Arno explains how the meaning of the word “creed” has changed for him and decides to watch over Paris and, keeping his lover, “Elise”, whom he met during the business trip with his father on the day of his execution, memories alive.
Years late, after becoming a Master Assassin, the incident that shook his existence, Arno recovers the Germain skeleton, which he has been hunting for such a long time, and places it in the Catacombs of Paris.
Assassin’s Creed Unity was a solid release with a promising storyline and breathtaking visuals. However, it received a mixed reception upon release and was the buggiest launch than any other Assassin’s Creed game released by Ubisoft.
Following the backlash, Ubisoft issued an apology and offered free DLC for the game as compensation. Critics criticized the game due to its lack of gameplay innovation but considered a decent launch by the fanbase.
#10 – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (2015)
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is the ninth major installment and tenth game release in the Assassin’s Creed series. The game features twin Assassins, Jacob Frye and Evie Frye. The player can play with their choice of a protagonist for the first time in the history of Assassin’s Creed.
The game improved in many perspectives, considering the disappointing launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. The plot is set in the 19th century, in the final stages of the Industrial Revolution, in 1868. All of the Assassin Brotherhood is exterminated from the areas of Victorian London.
Free from any Assassins, London is dominated by Templar order under the influence of Templar Grand Master Crawford Starrick. Starrick plans to use his wealth and power to increase the political power and influence of the Templars in London.
The twins meet Henry Green, aka Jayadeep Mir, the song of an Indian Assassin, Arbaaz Mir. After hearing his plea for aid, the twins decide to take the influence back from the Templars.
During their journey, they execute a bunch of critical people who were a thorn in their path. Their journey also takes help from various people like Charles Dickens, Graham Bell, Arthur Conan Doyle, and more.
In the present, Rebecca Crane and Shaun Hastings, infiltrate the Abstergo headquarters, against the orders, and decides to spy on a secret Templar meeting. After confirming the location of the Shroud, which is another Eden artifact, Rebecca, Shaun, and a Russian Assassin, Galina moves forward with their plan.
Their plan does not go according to what they have planned as Juno has her plans for the Shroud, secretly manipulating some of the people at Abstergo Industries. She contacts Initiate through simulations and leading them into a memory of Lydia Frey.
The game features new and brilliant weapons, carriages that can be piloted or occupied by other NPCs. The player can freely roam around the map of his free will and enjoy the beautiful world of the 1800s.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate received generally positive reviews by the critics and the players. The praise was directed towards the new industrialized settings, new and improved combat and stealth mechanics.
The critics criticized the game’s lack of innovative gameplay as it becomes stale and repetitive after some playtime. Overall, a decent release following Rogue and Unity.
#11 – Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017)
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the tenth major installment and eleventh title released in the Assassin’s Creed series. The game took four years to develop, and for the first time, Ubisoft did not release an annual Assassin’s Creed game since Assassin’s Creed II.
The plot is set in 49BC, Egypt. The player takes the role of a Medjay, named Bayek of Siwa. Their job is to protect their people during the critical times where incursions of Roman Republic invasion are imminent, and war could break any time between the nations.
Bayek is abducted in an underground temple with this son Khemu by a group of masked men. Bayek refuses to open the vault using a piece of Eden given by the masked men. On his refusal, they decide to kill Khemu. Bayek went into exile to take revenge for his son’s death.
After a year later, Bayek tracks down the five masked men to take his revenge. Upon executing two, he heads over to Alexandria to meet his wife Aya, who then reveals there is only one target left, and is the Royal Scribe, named Euros. Bayek is shocked when Eudoros reveals that there are more masked men than his count.
Aya and Bayek allies themselves with Cleopatra to eliminate the rest of the masked men involved in the death of their son Khemu. During their journey of revenge, they assassinate a handful number of people.
After killing the last of the masked ones, Falivus, Bayek, and Aya avenge their son’s death and part ways with each other but form the Hidden Ones. That laid the foundation of the Assassin Brotherhood.
In the present time, Layla Hassan is trying to find an Artifact for the Assassin Brotherhood. Instead of the artifact, she finds the mummies of Bayek and Aya. She decides to jump into the memories of Bayek and Aya with a modded Animus. Without informing her superiors, which made her face serious consequences.
The game was a commercial success and was praised for its amazing graphical presentation of Egypt; the story pacing and quest designs were criticized, however.
#12 – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the eleventh major installment and twelfth game release for consoles and PC in the Assassin’s Creed games in order. The game’s history is set in 400 BC, between 431 and 422 BC, four hundred years before Assassin’s Creed Origins.
The player takes control of a Greek mercenary and a descendant of Spartan King Leonidas I. The Spartan Army presses hard against a Persian charge, under the command of Spartan King Leonidas.
In the present day, Layla Hassan, a former Abstergo researcher turned Assassin, is traveling to find the Spear of Leonidas. She also wants to extract of DNA of two individuals from it. She then picks one of the siblings to locate the Staff of Hermes.
The player controls Misthios as a young Spartan child. Misthios inherited the Spear of Leonidas due to being one of Leonidas’ descendants. On one tragic day, Misthios and the siblings were thrown off a mountain due to a prophecy. The Misthios was dropped by Nikolas himself and eventually surviving the fall.
They then fled to the island of Kefalonia, where they grow up performing peculiar jobs. The Misthios is approached by a wealthy man to assassinate “The Wolf of Sparta”. thus begins their life as fully-fledged assassins and journey all across Greece.
In the present times, Layla Hussain analyzes the data she gathered and was shocked to know that the Misthios, kept alive till modern times by Hermes’ staff. The Misthios then explains Layla is the prophecized one that will bring balance to the world. After explaining, they hand over the Staff of Hermes to her, eventually sacrificing them. Unsatisfied by their explanation, Layla jumps into the Animus again.
The game received a decent positive reception upon release as many critics praised the map design, visuals, quests, main story. The game received many awards and nominations. The game is considered as one of the best Assassin’s Creed games ever released.
#13 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest, twelfth main installment, and thirteenth game in Assassin’s Creed games in order. The story takes the role of a Viking warrior Eivor. They lead their fellow Vikings against the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
The story begins after a year of events in Atlantis, an unexplained and continual strengthening of Earth’s magnetic field start to disrupt communications among the planet and harming the environment.
The Assassins receive a mysterious signal leading them to the coordinates in England, where Layla and the crew are gathered.
They are exhuming the remains of a Viking raider on that location. Under the guilt of killing Vitoria, and the influence of the staff of Hermes, Layla jumps into the Animus to replay the memories of the Viking raider.
It is 9th century Norway. During a feast of honoring King Styrbjorn of the Raven Clan. A young Eivor Varinsdottir witnesses the sacking of her hometown by the rogue warlord, Kjotve the Cruel. Who kills Eivor’s father before massacring the town.
Eivor gets rescued by Sigurd, but while escaping, he falls from the horse and gets mauled by a wolf that earns him the nickname “Wolf-Kissed”. Seventeen years later, Eivor gets adopted into the Styrbjorn and his clan. He relentlessly pursues Kjotve to take revenge.
His latest attempt fails but was not totally in vain as he recovers his father’s ax. Upon touching the ax, he starts to have a vision of Odin. After meeting the local seer, Valka who induces another vision.
In the latest vision, they see Sigurd losing an arm to a giant wolf. Valka interprets this vision as a prophecy that Eivor will betray Sigurd, but he refuses to believe it. He sets his quest to find and hunt down Kjotve to the deepest parts of Earth for his revenge.
In the present, Layla investigates the strengthening of the magnetic field of the Earth. She learns how to turn it back to normal with the help of important figures featured in different Assassin Creed series.
The series received a positive reception upon release, and the PC version was the most successful launch of any PC game published by Ubisoft, with over 1.8 million players played the game.
The critics praised the game for the freedom it provides to the players. They also praised it for becoming more of a true RPG compared to its predecessors.
My Final Verdict:
The Assassin’s Creed series is an open world, action RPG series developed and published by Ubisoft. It is loved by many gamers around the globe, due to the fact they can relive ancient history in the form of video games.
The series had some of the best games released with some disappointment as well. The series overall is a commercial success. According to Ubisoft, the series has sold over 155 million copies around the world.
The series follows different story chunks featuring different assassins from the different ears in every game.
The players can start the game with two different routes; the first one is to start directly from the Assassin’s Creed II, which features the Ezio series and is loved by the fanbase, and is considered the best games in the series.
The second route is to start directly from Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, which features the story of a new protagonist. The Assassin’s Creed Origins begins the story of a new protagonist and is the possible third route to start.
The game series is one of the best when it comes to visuals and graphics, and with the recent upgrades to the combat system, it has become a decent RPG to enjoy in your free time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: How much assassin’s creed games are there?
Ubisoft has released over 13 games in the Assassin’s Creed series for consoles and PC. Considering other standalone releases with mobile platform, the series has 24 games released from 2007 till 2020. More games are expected to be released in the future, featuring assassins from different eras.
Question 2: Do I need to play Assassins Creed games in order?
The earliest titles in the Assassin’s Creed order require to be played in order. Assassin’s Creed to Assassin’s Creed III follows the story of Desmond Miles. This is one route to start from.
The second suggested route, for the series is from the Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag series. Few standalone titles released in the middle can be played, for a change of pace.
It might be necessary to play if you want to know every details of the story of the series. However, if you are not much into lore and stuff, you can try starting from Black Flag or Assassin’s Creed Origins, but you might get confused as the series feature characters from different games.
Question 3: What are the best Assassin’s Creed games in order?
According to the fanbase, the Ezio and Desmond storyline is the best in order. The series starts from Assassin’s Creed II till Assassin’s Creed III, covering four titles in total. The Layla Hassan series is also well received by the community that begins with Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Question 4: Is Valhalla before Odyssey?
Yes, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in the years 431-422 BC, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set in the years 873 AD, which is much recent than BC.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tells the mythological history of the Peloponnesian War that happened between the Athens and Sparta, while Assassin’s Creed Valhalla features a story of a Viking raider during the Viking invasion of the Britian.
Question 5: Who is the strongest assassin in Assassin’s Creed?
It depends on the context of the meaning strongest. Assassins are experts of stealth, and the most master of the assassins featured in the series is undoubtedly Ezio, as he has featured in three games, unlike any other assassin. Connor was also a much ripped, strong assassin, which nobody would like to be around.
Every assassin has its charm in the series and is strong; in one way or another, it is hard to mention the best one out of the list. It can depend on personal preferences as well.