Welcome, fellow Assassins! As a die-hard fan of the illustrious Assassin’s Creed franchise, I invite you to join me on a thrilling odyssey through the history of these iconic games. From the heart-pounding rooftops of Renaissance Italy to the high seas of the Golden Age of Piracy, and from the bustling streets of Victorian London to the mysteries of ancient Egypt and Greece, we’ll revisit the epic adventures, unforgettable characters, and historical wonders that have made Assassin’s Creed an enduring legend in the world of gaming. So, strap on your hidden blades, leap into the Animus, and let’s relive the epic saga of Assassins and Templars, all the way from the very beginning to the cutting-edge adventures that lie ahead.
Assassin’s Creed (2007)
Picture this: It’s 2007, and Ubisoft drops the first-ever Assassin’s Creed game on us. From the moment we slipped into the shoes of Altair Ibn-La’Ahad during the Third Crusade, we knew we were in for something special. The blend of parkour, stealth, and historic accuracy was mind-blowing, and who could forget that iconic hidden blade?
Assassin’s Creed II (2009)
Fast forward to 2009, and we meet the charming Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Renaissance Italy was brought to life in a way we couldn’t have imagined. Assassin’s Creed II gave us a deeper narrative, epic weapons, and breathtaking cities like Florence and Venice to explore. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Ezio’s journey.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010)
The saga continued in 2010 with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. We got to rebuild Rome, recruit and train Assassins, and take on the ruthless Borgia family. Brotherhood elevated the gameplay and strategic depth of the series to new heights.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (2011)
Revelations dropped in 2011 and beautifully wrapped up Ezio’s story while also letting us explore the mystique of Constantinople. The blend of old and new characters in the narrative kept us hooked.
Assassin’s Creed III (2012)
And then came the American Revolution in 2012! We met Connor Kenway, a Native American Assassin, and witnessed pivotal moments in history like the Boston Tea Party. The vast wilderness and colonial cities were a playground for fans.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)
What could be cooler than becoming a pirate in the Golden Age of Piracy? Edward Kenway took us on a swashbuckling adventure across the Caribbean in 2013. Naval combat, exploration, and an engaging story made this one a fan favorite.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (2014)
Rogue, in 2014, flipped the script by letting us see the world from the Templars’ point of view through Shay Patrick Cormac. The game challenged our morals and offered a fresh perspective on the eternal Assassin-Templar conflict.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (2014)
Unity, also in 2014, transported us to the French Revolution. Paris was recreated in stunning detail, and the addition of multiplayer took the excitement to a whole new level. Arno Dorian’s adventures in the urban jungle were unforgettable.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (2015)
In 2015, we got to experience Victorian-era London as twin Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye. Taking on the corrupt Templar-controlled city’s underworld was a thrilling endeavor, and the dynamic duo made for an exciting gameplay experience.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins (2017)
Origins shook things up in 2017 by taking us to ancient Egypt with Bayek of Siwa. The RPG-style mechanics and open-world exploration breathed new life into the franchise, while also delving into the origins of the Assassins.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (2018)
Odyssey, in 2018, gave us the freedom to choose between Alexios and Kassandra in ancient Greece. The sprawling adventure and RPG elements allowed us to shape our own destiny, and the game’s massive open world was a playground of epic proportions.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (2020)
Our Viking dreams came true in 2020 with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Eivor’s journey through the Viking Age and the introduction of settlement management kept us hooked. And we can’t forget the continuation of the modern-day storyline, which added another layer of intrigue.
As for future installments, I’m on the edge of my seat, eagerly awaiting Mirage! I cannot wait for Ubisoft to take us right back to the start with Assassin’s Creed Mirage, incorporating the stealth action gameplay I first fell in love with the series for.
Written and edited by Jackson.