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Ubisoft has come up with great titles over the years including Watch Dogs, Far Cry, and the Tom Clancy’s games. However, the Assassin’s Creed games remain its most popular title. The first game in the series was released in 2007 and it immediately became a hit with fans. 21 games down the line with the 22nd one in the tube, Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed games have still remained very popular with fans.

In its main series, only 12 games are thus far released in the Assassin’s Creed franchise with 9 spin-offs. Originally, the games were released for the major consoles: PlayStation and Xbox as well as for Windows operating system while the spin-offs which have been made much smaller and simpler were designed for handheld devices such as mobile phones and handheld consoles. Let’s take a look at all the games in the series:

Assassin’s Creed Games Main Series

Assassin’s Creed

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Release Date: November 13, 2007

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

The first game in the series, this is not necessarily the most popular and if it were to be released today, it may not be as popular as it was in 2007 because of the too much repetition it came with which made it somewhat very boring. However, the game still managed to be in a class of its own, coming as almost different from most other games before it.

The game relied on a very interesting storyline that drew gamers back to the medieval times as well as the simplicity that came with the game. While most people would agree to the limitations of the game, there is no denying the potential the game had, and it was this that it fed to the remaining games that came in the series.

Assassin’s Creed II

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Release Date: November 17, 2009

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Since its release, this has remained the most successful game in the franchise with a great storyline and a true sense of adventure. Compared to the first game, this came as something almost completely different in experience although it only built on the former.
The storyline centers on Ezio Auditore da Firenze who during the late 15th and early 16th centuries, was an assassin in Italy.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

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Release Date: November 16, 2010

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, OS X

This did not only build on the story of the second game in the series, but it also built on its success. Not too many changes were brought to the game in terms of the mechanics. However, there was the inclusion of a multiplayer mode.

The story continued with the story of Ezio as the Assassins and the Templars kept fighting. One interesting part of the game was that this time around, players could recruit assassins to join them in combat.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

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Release date: November 15, 2011

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows

As a part of The Ezio Collection, Ubisoft felt it was a time to make a shift in the setting of the game and it moved from Italy to the Istanbul in 1511 AD when the Ottoman Empire was on the rise.

The game maintained a lot more form the series before it and it closed the chapter on Ezio’s story. That said, this is not one of the most popular titles in the franchise.

Assassin’s Creed III

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Release date: October 30, 2012

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Nintendo’s Wii U

This time around, it is the story of Connor whose real name is Ratonhnhaké:ton that is told as the assassin. Set during the American Civil War, the game will progress with Connor continuing the battle with the Templars who would frame him for having a hand in the Boston Massacre.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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Release date: October 29, 2013

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows, and Nintendo’s Wii U

Among other Assassin’s Creed Games, this also had a good showing by becoming the best-selling game in the first week of its release in the UK and the second in the US, although it didn’t match the sales of the Assassin’s Creed III.

This time around, it is the memory of the grandfather of Ratonhnhaké: ton that becomes the subject of interest. Because he was a pirate, the story this time around is themed towards that.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue

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Release date: November 11, 2014

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows

Coming as the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed games series, this brought a much-needed twist in the story with an Assassin converting to a Templar who hunted down members of his former brotherhood.

The interesting thing about the game is that unlike others before and even after it, players get to play as Templars rather than as assassins. Much was maintained from the previous games and gamers get more weapons. It is the final game in the colonial era.

Assassin’s Creed Unity

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Release date: November 11, 2014

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

With the two previous major installments falling among the favorite Assassin’s Creed games most especially the Black Flag, emphasis came to the Unity which took us back to Europe where the French Revolution was going on and you were supposed to play as the assassin, Arno Dorian.

While it came with a lot of things the same as the previous installments in the franchise, it afforded cooperative multiplayer for the first time.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

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Release date: October 23, 2015

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Syndicate takes us to London in the Victorian era and it brings in two protagonists, a man and a woman, Jacob and Evie, who are twins. Surprisingly enough, however, it took off the multiplayer feature completely while introducing more weapons.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

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Release date: October 7, 2017

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

This installment came very differently in many ways from all other previous Assassin’s Creed Games. This time around, the battle between the Assassins and the Templars took us to ancient Egypt.

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Regarding the gameplay, the method of combat was significantly changed from all others and the map was improved upon to allow for more open space than what gamers were used to.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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Release date: October 5, 2018

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

We get to be taken further back to the city-states of ancient Greece where the Peloponnesian War is ongoing. In the game which is yet to be released, you can decide to fight for Athens, the Delian League, or be led by Sparta in the Peloponnesian League.

Spin-offs

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Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles

Release date: February 5, 2008

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Android, iOS, webOS, Symbian, Jave ME, Windows Phone

The first release of this game was primarily for Nintendo DS but it was later released on other mobile OS such as Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows, and Java ME. While it had a lot going for it, you could not say it was the most polished game Ubisoft was capable of releasing.

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines

Release date: November 17, 2009

Platforms: PlayStation Portable

Primarily released for the PSP, the Bloodlines came with a better experience than Altair’s Chronicle chiefly as a result of the console it is designed for.

Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery

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Release date: November 17, 2009

Platforms: Nintendo DS, iOS

A 2.5D side-scroller, Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery was designed for Nintendo DS and then a version for iOS was later released. It got below the standard set by Bloodlines.

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

Release date: October 30, 2012

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita

Interestingly enough, this was released alongside the Assassin’s Creed III on the same date. The game tells the story of a French-African Assassin, Aveline de Grandpré who got recruited to eradicate the Templars and defend the slaves.

This game is more different than others that came before it in both the telling of the story and the standard it had.

Assassin’s Creed: Pirates

Release date: December 5, 2013

Platforms: iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows

One of the main things about this game which came following the Black Flag is that it was designed to be rather very simple for Android and iOS.

Assassin’s Creed Identity

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Release date: February 25, 2016

Platforms: iOS, Android

While the gameplay of the Identity is close to the original Assassin’s Creed. It was exclusively designed for mobile devices and it is set in the Italian Renaissance period.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

Release date: April 21, 2015

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita

If you just guessed that the setting of this is in China, that is right. It is also a 2.5D side-scroller which has largely been inspired by the original Assassin’s Creed series. It is the first game in the Chronicles series.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India

Release date: January 12, 2016

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita

The second game of the chronicles, India pick a lot of things from China, It centers on the Sikh Empire and the East India Company.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

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Release date: February 9, 2016

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita

Coming as the final game of the Chronicles series, Russia takes us to the 1918 October Revolution.

Conclusion

As stated above, the Assassin’s Creed games are definitely among the best games that you will get to play. The interesting thing is that although they are mostly for Xbox, PlayStation, and Windows OS, there are some that are for various other platforms.