Assassin’s Creed Series

Don’t miss out on one of the best game series in history!


Evan Carrillo, Staff Writer

Assassin’s Creed is an open-world action-adventure stealth video game franchise, produced by Ubisoft and mostly created by its Montreal studio, utilizing the Anvil game engine and its more sophisticated variants. 

There are 12 games in total in the series, and the names of those games are Assassin’s Creed (2007),  Assassin’s Creed II (2009), Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010), Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (2011), Assassin’s Creed III (2012), Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (2014), Assassin’s Creed: Unity (2014), Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (2015), Assassin’s Creed: Origins (2017), Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (2018), and most recently, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which was released earlier this year.  

Throughout these games, you play as many different characters, including Ezio in the first four games, Conner in Assassin’s Creed III, Edward Kenway in Black Flag, Shay Cormac in Rogue, and Eivor in Valhalla.

Every single game in the series takes place during some significant event in world history. For example, the primary plot of Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution, and it follows Arno Victor Dorian on his mission to discover the truth behind the Revolution. Each game keeps a lot of the same mechanics as the games before it, but it also adds many new mechanics and elements to it to make each new game unique. 

The plots of the first five games aim to avert the Great Catastrophe of 2012, whereas the games from Black Flag to Syndicate are about keeping the ancient deity Juno from taking over the world. After that, the last three games have their own unique storylines, objectives and game mechanics. 

The Assassin’s Creed series has always had RPG elements to it, but in the latest game, Valhalla, they have taken this to a whole new level. Many players throughout the globe find the skill tree “unnecessarily massive”, and it is very time-consuming to grind out all the points. Despite these flaws, it’s still a very fun game to play.  

If you have a PC, you are in luck, because you can purchase and play every single game in the series. However, for console users (like me), a majority of the games are available now on the PS4 and the Xbox One. Unfortunately, you will need a PS3 or an Xbox 360 to play the first few Assassin’s Creed games. If you own one of these older consoles, great! But if not, you are out of luck, since prices are going up for old generation consoles.

Overall, the Assassin’s Creed series is just absolutely wonderful! The graphics only continue to get better each year, the storyline and the characters keep improving, and the mechanics get polished. Additionally, the community around the game is even better than the game itself. 

There’s also an Assassin’s Creed streaming series that you watch if you have a Live TV Hulu subscription. If you do, please take the time to watch it! You will not regret it! I personally love the series, and if you would like to read more about it, click here!