DAR Games: The 6 Greatest Assassin's Creed Games

By @TrueGodImmortal

One of the more popular series in gaming, Assassin's Creed has been delighting and frustrating audiences since 2007. Some people love the series, some hate it, others are indifferent, but make no mistake about it, you have an opinion on the series I'm sure. Over the last 11 years, the franchise has given the world a number of games, some great, some terrible, some middle of the road, and that is what we are here to discuss today. Let's take a look at the 6 greatest Assassin's Creed games. 

6. Assassin's Creed (2007)

-While many people feel the first game of the series doesn't hold up as well, it's actually still a solid game over 10 years later. It is essentially your demo into what would become a surprisingly intricate series and while it doesn't have the same features that AC gamers would come to love later on, it does provide you with a raw gaming experience with great visuals for the time and solid controls. The missions also provide a bit of variety and fun for the gamer, despite a slightly repetitive experience at times. Still, the first Assassin's Creed game remains one of the better editions in the series.

5. Assassin's Creed Revelations (2011)

- While I wasn't a fan of Rogue or Unity, I can admit that Revelations was actually a pretty good game. It was not a classic or perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and it does have a few issues, but for the most part, it gives an enjoyable gaming experience. In terms of the story, Revelations is quite possibly the best game of all, with the narrative being what earns this game the spot on the list. The mechanics and controls are solid and the visuals/graphics are excellent, but there are some slightly forgettable parts to it. Still, the story that seemingly ends the saga of Ezio and Altair is handled in a much better way than I expected and when I look back on the narratives of every game, this stands out by a wide margin.

4. Assassins Creed Brotherhood (2010)

-I remember when I first heard about this game, I was skeptical and rightfully so. Following up the classic second edition of the game, this was a risky move. It felt like a money grab and felt a bit too fast in terms of release, coming just a year after AC 2. It came with a multiplayer feature that would prove to be addictive, along with improved mechanics and controls, and despite being limited in some aspects, this game was much more fun than it had any business being. Visually, this game was amazing despite the lack of locations, and it became an honest game changer for the entire series. Is Brotherhood remembered fondly by most gamers? Well, it depends on who you ask, but this next chapter in the Ezio trilogy has enough to make it enjoyable. It was a step back and not as solid as AC 2, but as a standalone game, Brotherhood is pretty damn good.

3. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (2013)

-Assassin's Creed 3 did not entice gamers in any way and as a result, the series was in a bit of danger for a number of reasons. For one, the gamers had become slightly disappointed by the story and gameplay over time and despite Brotherhood and Revelations being fan favorites, they had yet to find a game to truly rival the second edition. Enter Black Flag. With an expansive open world map and ship exploration and combat, the game took a chance that paid off big time. The locations are pretty amazing to observe as it spans over the Caribbean and includes Nassau, Kingston, and Havana. Add to that the ability to do naval exploration and you have what many consider to be the most expansive Assassin's Creed game of them all. The stories were solid, though the modern day story took some criticism, but all in all, this game had more than enough to make up for any small issues gamers had with it. Black Flag is honestly one of the most fun games to play of its kind and it is definitely top 3 in the Assassin's Creed series.

2. Assassin's Creed: Origins (2017)

-In due time, Origins will be seen as the greatest AC game ever. I'm sure of that. It is one of the most visually dazzling games I've ever seen and of course, the fun factor is quite high. 10 years following the release of the first edition, AC took their series to the next level with Origins. Going through Ancient Egypt in a game was already intriguing from the start, but the execution here is beyond anything you would have expected. The combat system is advanced and revitalized, and your ability to use weapons and your engagement will be truly high due to a surprising amount of free flowing gameplay that leaves the player in charge. Still, the true star of the game is the scenery and Egypt has never looked this beautiful and stunning. The sights in this game are what make it so special, and the protagonists in the story also have an interesting story themselves. You'll find yourself lost in the ways of Bayek and Aya before you know it and you'll never look. AC Origins is easily top 2 in the series and soon enough, it'll be the no. 1 choice clearly.

1. Assassin's Creed 2 (2009)

-The measuring stick for the series.... for now. While Origins will likely surpass this game in retrospect, this game is still king at the moment. It was the perfect storm to be honest. An anticipated sequel of a surprise hit game that surpasses all of our expectations and then some? Sign me up. The second edition of AC was amazing graphics wise and gameplay was about as flawless as you can get with this series. The weapons, the mechanics, the Italian Renaissance and the beautiful scenery, and the top notch narrative that unfolds throughout, AC 2 captures the gamer's attention and never releases it. While Origins and Black Flag were steps ahead for the franchise in a major way, without the second game, none of this would be possible. This game made the series what it is today, and it would end up as the highest selling game the year it was released. It is still regarded as one of the best games ever and for that, it is definitely the best of the Assassin's Creed series.



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