Top rated Assassin's Creed PC games you need to play

Top rated Assassin's Creed PC games you need to play

By  Sam Jones - 21st Jul 2020

Gaze your Eagle Vision over these awesome adventure games from Ubisoft's popular franchise

Top rated Assassin's Creed PC games you need to play

Whether it's taking a Leap of Faith from the tallest building into the most conveniently placed haystack, or infiltrating enemy camps to stealthily eliminate your targets, the Assassin's Creed franchise has taken us on many, many fantastic adventures along its 13-year journey. Although the games have progressed from stealth action-adventures to more open-world RPGs in recent years, players can still be found enjoying the series' trademark attributes to this day, including the advanced parkour system, intense melee combat and epic naval exploration.

Here, we take a look across one of Ubisoft's beloved franchises and round up some of the top Assassin's Creed games that you need to play.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

From outcast to living legend, Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees you embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of your past and change the fate of Ancient Greece. The game features many different paths for the player to choose from with a heavy emphasis on action-consequence, as well as the ever-popular RPG elements and enthralling combat mechanics that turns every conflict into an exciting one.

As either Alexios or Kassandra, you'll head across the Ancient Greek world in search of answers to your past, confronting evil cultists and mythological creatures along the way. Equipped with the broken spear of Leonidas, you'll infiltrate camps and engage in epic large-scale battles to turn the tide of war between Athens and Sparta.

From outcast to Legendary Spartan, how will your story unfold?

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

One of the first main series games to feature a heavy emphasis on naval exploration and combat, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag welcomes to the Golden Age of Piracy in the year 1715 - where pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace.

As pirate-turned-assassin Edward Kenway, you'll explore over 75 unique locations including underwater shipwrecks and hidden coves, as well as assassinate Templars on land in blossoming cities and hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles. Effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin's Order and all new weaponry including four flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.

Put your assassination skills to test and embark on an online journey throughout the Caribbean. Discover a brand new set of pirate characters, and explore exotic and colourful locations. Additionally, create your own game experience with the new Game Lab feature - craft your own multiplayer mode by choosing abilities, rules and bonuses.

Play and share your newly created mode with your friends!

Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition

Retaining the core gameplay experience that made the first opus a resounding success and features new experiences that will surprise and challenge players, Assassin's Creed 2 sees you explore a brand-new location with a new hero, Ezio Auditore da Firenze - a young Italian noble, of the Renaissance era. From a naive ladies man to a powerful assassin of the ages, you'll join Ezio as he takes up his father's mantle and seeks revenge on those who killed his family.

Perform missions when you want and how you want in this open-ended world that brings back free-running and adds elements such as swimming and even flying to the adventure. The variety in gameplay adds another layer for you to truly play through the game any way you choose.

Perfect your skills to become a master assassin where you brandish new weapons, learn to disarm enemies then use their weapons against them, and assassinate enemies using both hidden blades. With the Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition, you'll receive the acclaimed base game plus three special in-game maps: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Live and breathe as Ezio once more as the legendary Master Assassin returns in his enduring struggle against the powerful Templar Order in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. He must journey into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy.

Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood who will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies.

Use your hard-won currency to revitalize the crumbling capitol city, and rally the citizens to your cause and unlock extra factions and missions. Swiftly eliminate your enemies using tools such as poison darts, parachutes, double hidden blades, hidden guns, and an advanced flying machine at your disposal.

Now, it’s time to join the Brotherhood.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Before the Brotherhood, there was the 'First'. In Assassin's Creed Origins, you'll enter Ancient Egypt - a land of majesty and intrigue - which is disappearing in a ruthless fight for power. Unveil dark secrets and forgotten myths as you go back to the one founding moment: The Origins of the Assassin's Brotherhood.

Sail down the Nile, uncover the mysteries of the pyramids or fight your way against dangerous ancient factions and wild beasts as you explore this gigantic and unpredictable land. Engage into multiple quests and gripping stories as you cross paths with strong and memorable characters, from the wealthiest high-born to the most desperate outcasts.

Experience a completely new way to fight. Loot and use dozens of weapons with different characteristics and rarities. Explore deep progression mechanics and challenge your skills against unique and powerful bosses.

Assassin's Creed Revelations

In the final chapter of popular protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Assassin's Creed Revelations sees you walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altair, on a dangerous journey of discovery and revelation. Head to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

In addition to Ezio's award-winning story, a refined and expanded online multiplayer experience returns with more modes, more maps and more characters, allowing you to test your assassin skills against others from around the world. Wield the lethal skills of a wiser, more efficient and deadlier Ezio.

Swiftly eliminate your adversaries by deploying a new arsenal of weapons and abilities, such as enhanced free-running and hook blade combat. Experience new levels of gameplay customization with bomb crafting, and use heightened Eagle Vision to overcome your enemies and the environment.

Explore the farthest reaches of the Animus as you uncover the mysteries of Desmond’s past while gaining insight into what the future might hold.

Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

The game that started it all... in Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition, the Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict.

You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

Master the skills, tactics and weapons of history's deadliest and most secretive clan of warriors. Plan your attacks, strike without mercy and fight your way to escape.

Experience exclusive PC content with four PC-exclusive investigation missions make the game an even better experience than its console predecessors - including the Rooftop Race Challenge, a race to a specified location and the Archer Stealth Assassination Challenge, where the player must assassinate all archers in a certain zone to help out fellow Assassins.

Eliminate your targets wherever, whenever and however. Stalk your prey through richly detailed, historically accurate, open-ended environments. Scale buildings, mount horses, blend in with crowds.

Do whatever it takes to achieve your objectives!

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