Assassin's Creed is one of the longest-running video game series out there, with a sequel coming out every two years. The series has evolved away from its "assassin" root and gotten more popular than ever with the open-world formula.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase a complete list of all Assassin's Creed games, from best to worst.

1. Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a part of this new trilogy of AC games that focus more so on gameplay and time era than its roots. Being more focused on weapons, fighting, abilities, world, and characters more so than stealth, hidden blades, and hoods like were used to.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey

You start out on a small island in the Greek area of the Mediterranean. You are an orphan who only remembers being pushed off a cliff at a young age by your father with your mother watching with fear and shame. As you explore the island and beyond, you will find hundreds, if not, thousands of adventures to go on, forts to take down, army camps to destroy, and treasurers to be looted. There is a huge variety of quests to go on, some much better than others, but they are well-created to ensure that you visit a majority of this huge and epic map.

You can get lost with everything you can do here in this game, or you can follow the main story quests. However, it's so much more fun to explore and enjoy the amazing scenery that this game offers, that I eventually beat this game 100% with 155 hrs of playtime, including the DLCs.

2. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Black Flag is probably the best mainline AC title, alongside AC 2. You really feel like you are a pirate, so careless and free to do whatever you want. There are almost no map limitations; after the few first missions, you are basically granted the opportunity to explore the world as much as you wish, which hasn't been possible in previous titles.

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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Not only the story is well written to a point that not only the gamer relates to the main character, a pirate named Edward Kenway, but it also creates an emotional tide with the adventure and exploration of sailing the high seas and hunting treasure and other bounties while discovering more about the Assassins, the Templars, and the secrets of both.

3. Assassin's Creed II

We have all heard the phrase that “nothing beats the original” at least once in our lives. Assassin’s Creed II is a living testimony against these wise words. It is the much-improved sequel to its 2007 predecessor published by Ubisoft, and the first of a new trilogy of games (II, Brotherhood, and Revelations). While the first game in the franchise had a huge amount of potential, it fell a little bit short in the eyes of many.

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 Assassin's Creed II

However, Assassin’s Creed II earned almost unanimous critical acclaim - and with a good reason. Like the original installment, ACII remains an atmospheric historical fiction action-adventure sandbox. Setting it apart, however, is its new approach to less repetitive gameplay combined with solid story development… And yes, it does take time to fill the majority of the plot holes left open by its forerunner.

4. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is the third game in the series and the second part that follows Ezio's storyline. There is a reason that this game is a fan favorite since it contains the allure of the previous game, yet brings in various new features and a truckload to attend and discover.

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Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

If you have enjoyed the previous game, you'll love this one. Renaissance Italy is yet again here for us to roam in, with one glorious city at our disposal. It seems that the old saying was true all along: all roads lead to Rome.

5. Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins is an attempt to bring in new ideas by taking cues from the recent RPGs while trying to retain the soul of the series. To that attempt, I say it has succeeded. The vast expanse of Egypt is breathtaking. The new style of combat is amazing and the narrative has you dig deep into the origins of the Creed, the handbook of the world’s most spiritual killers.

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Assassin's Creed Origins

You follow Bayek of Siwa, an Egyptian badass and the last Medjay of Egypt. He is on the quest to avenge the death (I know) of his young son at the hands of “masked ones” – an order of proto templars who you chase around all through Egypt.

6. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

The latest entry into the Assassin's Creed canon, Valhalla serves as a successor to Odyssey. Set during the Viking Invasion of Britain circa 872 AD, the player assumes control of the Viking Eivor, who becomes involved in the ancient conflict between Templars and Assassins. Despite its strong connection to past games, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is more than capable of standing on its own.

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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Highly anticipated since its announcement, Valhalla received praise for its narrative and world design. However, the gameplay is the same old Ubisoft affair, with a huge world filled with collectibles.

7. Assassin's Creed Revelations

AC Revelations is the best of the Ezio games. Climbing becomes less monotonous with the hook blade, and bomb crafting adds a fun new element to combat. Notoriety is a lot harder to stay on top of though, and money can be scarce in the early game. So you'll be fighting or running from guards a lot, but your assassin bros can always be there for you if you get overwhelmed by enemies.

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Assassin's Creed Revelations

The story of Revelations is cool 'cause it concludes the sagas of both Ezio and Altair. I enjoyed it a lot more than the story in Brotherhood. The graphics still look great, but they can look even better with some mods that are out there.

8. Assassin's Creed Rogue

In Assassin's Creed Rogue you play as Shay Cormac. An Assassin who becomes disillusioned with the Brotherhood and joins the Templars. The storytelling in AC: Rogue is the biggest thing the game does well. The Templars in AC: Rogue are portrayed as stalwart defenders of peace and order, whereas the Assassins are well-intentioned extremists who want freedom by any means necessary. This game actually started to make me view the actions you undertook in previous games in a completely different light.

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Assassin's Creed Rogue

In terms of gameplay, it fundamentally is the same as Black Flag. With a few changes here and there. They replaced Assassination missions with Interception missions, where you prevent assassinations.

9. Assassin's Creed

The game has definitely aged a lot, and you can see that. The graphics are sub-par for this day and age. The quests are very repetitive. The mechanics are very clunky. But, when this game was released, it was cutting edge. It helped define the RPG games that came after it.

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Assassin's Creed

If you can look past that this is an old game, I highly recommend it. Or, if you haven't played an Assassin's Creed game before, you need to play this one. This is where the series started.

10. Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Ah Syndicate, the game that had the misfortune of coming out during a time when people started to realize that Assassin's Creed games have overstayed their welcome, especially after the departure of the modern-day aspect starting from Unity. Syndicate represents the first step in the right direction for Ubisoft after the recent disappointments in the Assassin's Creed series, improving upon the core gameplay and taking the franchise to new heights.

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Clearly, a LOT of work has been put into this game despite having several flaws regarding gameplay and story (which are barely there).

11. Assassin's Creed 3

Coming off the very successful Ezio Trilogy, with its charming protagonist and colorful Mediterranean romps, to this, where you play as a moody teen in a downbeat tale of dashed hopes and broken promises...it's a hell of a transition. The combat mechanics are superb, building on Ezio's combo kills to new heights of speed and fluidity. The rural setting, with its climbable rocks and trees, makes free-running fresh and exciting again, bringing back a vivid sense of...well, freedom, that was perhaps wearing off by this time.

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Assassin's Creed 3

It's obvious that the studio was working under a tight deadline, and the larger-than-usual portion of bugs and glitches is a testament to that. The story also suffers, ultimately, with both Connor's and Desmond's plots coming to rushed, underwhelming endings, which is a particular shame considering their strong starts.

12. Assassin's Creed Unity

Unity is the game that could. However, the sheer number of bugs utterly killed it.

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Assassin's Creed Unity

It could have been the best in the series. It could have been a smooth experience. The technology is there. The visuals are there. The gameplay is there. The difficulty is, for the first time in this series, there. Unity takes place in an absolutely stunning rendition of revolutionary Paris. There are crowds shouting in the streets, burning furniture and books, and there are people going about with heads on pikes after beheadings.

Guards are smarter and more lethal and for the first time in the series, you may actually die from combat with enemies. You can also move better, more precisely, and actually, go and land where you want to.

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