Last week I covered number 15 – 11 in my top Ubisoft games of all time. It was kind of surprising to me that there were a couple of shooters to me when I was looking through their long history of games, but I guess that shows they’re capable of a lot! Anyways here’s no. 10 to 6.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Whatever happened to this series? I LOVED this game immensely, I just remember at the time there being nothing like it in my life and I couldn’t get enough. I think it’s still one of the best combinations of puzzle and combat gameplay ever made, and the way it had a kind of linear world you could explore has always been my fav@ It’s just a shame the sequels and movie didn’t do so well. This is the sort of thing that would thrive on a new gen sandbox version.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape – played when remastered
This is the one and only game I truly loved on the PC, and the only one I played most of the way through on it too. For me it was one of my first experiences of 3d world platforming. Rayman as we all know is an absolute legend but this world just had so much charm, and exciting gameplay, it excited me greatly as a child. Again, I just don’t recall there having been anything else like this, at least not for me. This game has made me a life long fan of Rayman and I will never forget how simply happy I was when playing this. For me it’s just that happy nostalgia feeling I get from certain games….
Watch Dogs 2
Number 1 was ok, but number 2 was really dang good. An open world with endless possibilities on how to explore…..yes please. I loved what it took from the 1st game but enhanced! It was more colourful, vibrant and just more fun. The gadgets were cooler and everything was just levelled up, and faster paced. I really enjoyed the story and everything the game had to offer really. Everything I feel/felt for this game and is summed up well in Luke’s review here. And man oh man am I hyped for Legion.
Assassins Creed 2
This is the one that really set the future up of what these games were possible of and really showed off where Ubi were headed, especially as the first Creed was just ok ya know. Ezio is still one of the best assassin’s in my eyes and the Italy that was created for us to explore was outstanding for it’s time. They made great decisions in having it take place during the Italian renaissance, resulting in awesome NPCs and gadgets to use. It set up many gameplay tropes that we’d have to suffer for a while after, such as the ‘follow and eavesdrop missions’ but you know what at the time it was original and different. It used stealth and combat in a really unique and exciting way, and without it’s experimentation and success we’d have never gotten Odyssey.
This was my first Farcy experience, and arguably they haven’t had a better bad guy since. I never knew what to experience from this, except that some crazy shit happened on an island. Here I was dropped in, trying to save my friends from killers in this crazy world and you know what, it was just fun. It uses things like drugs and guns and violence in such a clever and exciting way that things that should be frowned upon are just a laugh! Taking down camps stealthily or with rocket launchers was always an amazing choice, and I’ll never forget the Skrillex ‘Bun Dem’ Mission. Here’s hoping Farcry 6 can beat it, because 5 came close.