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Assassin’s Creed Games in Order – The Complete List

Assassin’s Creed Games in Order – The Complete List – When the first Assassin’s Creed was released back over a decade ago in 2007, we did not expect it to become the giants it’s become in recent years. It’s transcended video games into movies, books, comics, and other merchandise.  There are even rumblings that a Netflix series is in development. The games themselves have evolved over the years.

From a Prince of Persia rip-off to an RPG that’s very similar in style to the latest God of War; the whole series has come very far. Ubisoft has made it a point to release a new iteration annually. We thought we might take the time rank them all chronologically just so you have a list to see if you’ve played them all.  Here is are the Assassin’s Creed games in order of release.

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  1. Assassin’s Creed (2007)

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Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3

The first game in the series was released back in 2007. It was made available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and subsequently Microsoft Windows PCs. The game takes place during the Third Crusades in the Holy Land. It was also the first game in the Desmond Miles saga. Although some reviewers criticized it for stealing some of its gameplay mechanics from the Prince of Persia, it still received good reviews because of its storytelling, visuals, and art design.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles (2008)

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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Android, iOS, WebOS, Symbian, Java ME, and Windows Phone

This was one of the first side games and it was made available to most mobile platforms. It serves as a prequel to the first Assassin’s Creed and thus it does not continue Desmond Miles’ story. Altaïr’s Chronicles features two new cities and the three cities of the original game. It takes place in 1190 AD during the Third Crusades where the Crusaders clashed with Saracens for control of the Holy City.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (2009)

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Platform: PlayStation Portable

The first and last Assassins Creed created for the PSP. This game is an actual direct sequel to the first. It begins where the first left off with Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in search of the last remaining Templars who plan on escaping to Cyprus. Bloodlines has nearly identical gameplay to the previous installments with a few exceptions to accommodate the PSPs controls and capabilities. Unfortunately, in terms of reviews, it’s one of the lowest rated titles in the entire series.

  1. Assassin’s Creed II (2009)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows (2010), Mac OS X (2010)

This is arguably one of the best games in the entire series and it would set the precedent for all upcoming games in the series. It would be a departure from Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad’s story and be the first chapter in the Ezio trilogy. It would also advance Desmond Miles’ story. The main story takes place during the Renaissance period of Italy around the late 15th century and early 16th century.

This time players could explore Venice, Florance, Tuscany, and Forli. The sequel saw major gameplay and graphical improvements. It received wide acclaim for its story, map length, the number of activities you could do, places you could explore and its narrative.

  1. Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery (2009)

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Platforms: iOS, Nintendo DS

This time, instead of providing an open world, Discovery gave us a side-scroller very reminiscent of the original Prince of Persia games. Both iPhone and DSi users were able to use their device’s camera function to create and display wanted posters in-game. It was released concurrently with Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines and Assassin’s Creed II. Players once again get the chance to play as Ezio as he navigates through the game’s various levels while accomplishing set goals.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010)

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Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows (2011)

Next on our list of assassin’s creed games, comes Assasin’s Creed Brotherhood. It’s the direct sequel of Assassins creed two and the second chapter in the Ezio trilogy. Once again, it advances Desmond Miles’ story. The story picks up where Assassin’s Creed II left off. Players take control of Ezio in his struggle to restore the Assassins to power while eliminating his enemies: the Borgia Family.

Like the previous games in the main series, it’s an open-world game where players get to explore 16th century Rome. For the first time, the game introduced multiplayer components. While not as highly rated as its predecessor, the game received praise as well as a plethora of awards including a Bafta award for Best Action Game.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (2011)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations marked the fourth major installment in the series. It’s the direct sequel to the Brotherhood and the conclusion of Ezio’s story.  Players would also get a chance to see some of the series’ previous protagonists: Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad and Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

The game received positive reviews where praise was directed at the pacing, plot, details, graphics, game mechanics as well as the satisfying conclusion to the plot. This was originally thought to be the last Assassin’s Creed but thankfully for fans, there was more to come.

  1. Assassin’s Creed III (2012)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

This is the first Assassin’s Creed where the main game is set outside of Europe. This time the story takes place during the American Revolution from 1754 to 1783 and follows Desmond Mile’s half-English, half Native American ancestor: Ratonhnhaké:ton, also known as Connor. This time the player sees the protagonist resist against the Templars’ efforts to gain control of the colonies during the American Revolution.

Players are given the ability to use Connor to freely explore 18th Century Boston, New York City and the American frontier to complete side missions away from the main storyline. Once again, Assassins Creed saw itself receiving wide praise from critics.

  1. Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (2012)

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Platforms: PlayStation Vita

The ninth entry of our Assassin’s Creed games list saw the very first female protagonist Assassin’s Creed III. It was originally released as a PlayStation Vita exclusive but would soon find its way on nearly all major consoles of the current and last generation. The game is set in between 1765 and 1777. Players get to play as Aveline de Grandpré, an African-French Assassin.

It’s set near the end of the French and Indian war, in the 18th century New Orleans.  Liberation allowed players to pickpocket and commit chain kills using the Vita’s touchpad, gyroscope, and camera. Its 9th in the list of Assassin’s Creed Games in Order.

  1. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows

This would be the first game in the main series to depart from Desmond Miles as the main character of the framing story. The game is set in the 18th-century Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, (although some may argue that the information age is the true Golden Age of Piracy).

This time, the player takes control of the Welsh pirate Edward Kenway, grandfather of the previous installment’s protagonist: Connor. This time, the game adds ship-based exploration while maintaining open world game land exploration. It received positive reviews and was one of the highest selling games of 2013.

In 2014, a DLC named Freedom Cry was released for it. Freedom Cry is set twenty years after the events of Black Flag. This time players take control of Adéwalé, an Assassin who is shipwrecked off the coast of Haiti while trying to intercept Templar activities. Although it introduces a new story, gameplay is generally the same as gameplay from Black Flag.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Pirates (2013)

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Platforms: Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows

One of the lesser known titles on this list, coming off the heels of Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Pirates is a mobile game released on iOS and Android devices. One of the few Assassin’s games where the main protagonist is not an Assassin. Instead, players take control of Alonzo Batilla, a ship captain who crosses paths with the Assassins and Templars. Players get to take command of his ship and crew.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (2014)

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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows (2015)

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and acts as the direct sequel to 2013’s Black Flag but it also serves as a prequel to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III. It’s the last Assassin’s Creed game to be released on the PS3 and X-box 360. This time gamers get to take control of a Templar.

The main protagonist is Shay Patrick Cormac, an ex Assassin who becomes a Templar after he is betrayed by the members of his brotherhood. The majority of the game is spent with Shay hunting down his former brethren. The gameplay is very similar to BlackFlag’s with exception of a few major improvements.

The game received a mixed reception from critics. Major complaints were centered on how too similar the game mechanics were to BlackFlag’s. It felt very much like a rehash.

  1. Assassin’s Creed Identity (2014/2016)

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Platforms: Android, iOS

Assassin’s Creed Identity was actually the first game to incorporate a third-person urban parkour-style gameplay on mobile devices, similar to the gameplay seen on console titles. Because it was a huge undertaking for the mobile developers, it had a soft launch in 2014 as a free-to-play game for New Zealand and Australian App Stores. The game was released globally in early 2016.

Players take control of an unnamed assassin and perform missions similar to the first Assassin Creed game. The game is set in Italy during the Italian Renaissance and players get to explore places like the Coliseum in Rome, Firenze, and Monteriggioni. Its listed 13th in list of Assassin’s Creed Games in Order.

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Unity (2014)

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Platforms: Playstation 4, X-box One and Microsoft Windows

Unity is the eighth game in the main series. This time the story is set in Paris, France during the French Revolution. This time gamers get to play as Arno Victor Dorian in his efforts to expose the conspiracy behind the Revolution. Ubisoft introduced improved combat and a revamped parkour and stealth system.

It’s also the first game to introduce cooperative multiplayer to the Assassin’s Creed series. The game was well received (mostly) but because it was riddled with bugs and unrefined game mechanics, it received a lot of derision.

  1. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (2015)

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

This would be the first game in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicle games. Instead of the third-person style that most games in the series employ, this game (along with its sequels) would adopt a 2.5D world inspired by traditional paintings. The game takes place in 1525 China and focuses on a female protagonist named, Shao Jun who was incidentally trained by Ezio, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed II.

As revenge is a common theme of most of the titles, the story follows Shao Jun on her quest to exact vengeance against the Templar group: Eight Tigers who wiped out the Chinese Assassin’s Brotherhood.

  1. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (2015)

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, X-Box One and Microsoft Windows

This is the ninth major installment in the main series. This time the story is set in Victorian era London and follows Twin assassins: Jacob and Evie Frye on their mission to take back their city from Templar control. Players get to roam and explore through London through foot or carriage. The game introduces improvements on the combat system as well as the stealth mechanics.

Syndicate received positive reviews for its story, graphics, visuals and the likeability of the characters. It was also nominated for a litany of awards in 2015.

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  1. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (2016)

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, X-Box One and Microsoft Windows

This is the second title in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series. This time it is set in 1841 India. Players get the chance to take control of Arbaaz Mir from the graphic novel Assassin’s Creed: Brahman. The game is set during the conflict between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company.

  1. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (2016)

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, X-Box One and Microsoft Windows

This the final game in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series. The game is set in Russia in 1918, just after the October Revolution. The game’s main protagonist is Nikolai Orelov from the comic book Assassin’s Creed: Subject Four. The game received mixed to average reviews just like its predecessors.

  1. Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017)

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, X-Box One and Microsoft Windows

This would be the first game of the series to be set on the African continent. It is the tenth major installment in the Assassins Creed series. This time, the story follows a Medjay by the name of Bayek and his wife Aya. The Medjay were an elite paramilitary police force serving as desert scouts and protectors. The story follows real historical events with a combination of myth and fiction.

The game features more revised combat mechanics. Origins game also has three DLCs: The Hidden Ones, Discovery Tour and The Curse of The Pharaohs. The game met positive reviews with critics praising the graphics, the story, the open world setting and its balancing of new features and old ones.

  1. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, X-Box One and Microsoft Windows

Odyssey is the latest game in the series. It is the eleventh major installment in the series. Odyssey is set in the year 431 BCE during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. Players get to play as either as Alexios or Kassandra who are descendants of the Spartan king Leonida I.

The game chose more emphasis on role-playing elements than previous games in the series. Odyssey also resurrects the naval combat system from Black-flag. The game was well received by critics but was judged for its incorporation of micro-transactions as well as feeling overly bloated. Its the last till date in Assassin’s Creed Games in Order.

Final Word

It was the beginning of 2019 at the writing of this article. Just as sure as Christmas and another installment of Fifa 19, we can probably rely on Ubisoft to release another Assassin’s Creed title. Why not? It will forever be embedded into pop culture whether we like it or not. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through this list. Have you played all the games in the series? If you have any suggestions or would like to point out at any blind spots on our side, your thoughts are welcomed in the comment section. As always, thank you for reading.

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