IGN Ranks The Assassin's Creed Games

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -
  1. Assassin's Creed II
  2. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  4. Assassin's Creed III
  5. Assassin's Creed
  6. Assassin's Creed: Revelations

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They actually got it completely right (although at least right now, I think II and IV are on an even footing, with IV having the better open world). Black Flag is a return to form for the series, let's hope Ubisoft doesn't screw it up again.

#2 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6618 posts) -

I agree

#3 Posted by freedomfreak (38686 posts) -

Pretty early to put AC4 up there.

#4 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25528 posts) -

I'd put Rev above I and III. An otherwise sound list.

#5 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

Pretty early to put AC4 up there.

Trust me, AC4 is pretty damn awesome

#6 Posted by freedomfreak (38686 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Pretty early to put AC4 up there.

Trust me, AC4 is pretty damn awesome

That's what I thought when I just got AC3.

#7 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@freedomfreak said:

Pretty early to put AC4 up there.

Trust me, AC4 is pretty damn awesome

That's what I thought when I just got AC3.

It's awesome in a not like AC3 way

#8 Edited by Desmonic (13180 posts) -

Damn it, all this propaganda chaz and phazon are doing about AC4 is making it absurdly hard to not buy it :P

#9 Posted by freedomfreak (38686 posts) -

It's awesome in a not like AC3 way

I don't know. It's a Ubisoft open world game. Always skeptical of those. Especially after AC3 and Far Cry 3.

#10 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6618 posts) -
#11 Edited by TheEroica (13223 posts) -

Having not played ac4 I can't judge it, but needless to say the fact they put it over Brotherhood is encouraging. Brotherhood and 2 are tops... I'd put revelations last. I actually really liked ac1 a ton. Still do.

edit. Oops they DID put revelations last :P tower defense was ezios terminal cancer

#12 Posted by freedomfreak (38686 posts) -
#13 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6516 posts) -

I thought everyone hated 3? Is it really better than Revelations?! You know what. Fuck it. Im buying 3 and Revelations after I get 4.

#14 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

I don't know. It's a Ubisoft open world game. Always skeptical of those. Especially after AC3 and Far Cry 3.

You didn't like Far Cry 3? :o

Anyway, this is as good as an open world can get. You'll see when you play it.

@Desmonic said:

Damn it, all this propaganda chaz and phazon are doing about AC4 is making it absurdly hard to not buy it :P

It's not just me and Phazon though, it's pretty much everyone who's played it :P

#15 Edited by Ballroompirate (22217 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

It's awesome in a not like AC3 way

I don't know. It's a Ubisoft open world game. Always skeptical of those. Especially after AC3 and Far Cry 3.

FC3 was actually pretty damn good, as for AC3 indeed it was probably the most over hyped game I've ever bought.

#16 Edited by solidfish30 (676 posts) -

Revelations is the most underrated in the series. Brotherhood in my opinion being the worst, II is without a doubt the best, followed by Revelations and III. I haven't played Black Flag yet.

#17 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

Having not played ac4 I can't judge it, but needless to say the fact they put it over Brotherhood is encouraging. Brotherhood and 2 are tops... I'd put revelations last. I actually really liked ac1 a ton. Still do.

AC4 is at least as good as AC2. At least.

I thought everyone hated 3? Is it really better than Revelations?! You know what. Fuck it. Im buying 3 and Revelations after I get 4.

3 sucks.

#18 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6516 posts) -

Revelations is the most underrated in the series. Brotherhood in my opinion being the worst, II is without a doubt the best, followed by Revelations and III. I haven't played Black Flag yet.

Hold the fucking phone. Brotherhood is awesome!

#19 Posted by freedomfreak (38686 posts) -

Couldn't even finish Far Cry 3. Was an absolute chore(read: Ubisoft) game to play.

#20 Edited by Slashkice (13004 posts) -

If 2 is the best, I don't feel bad about skipping the rest. Hey that rhymed. :o

#21 Posted by TheEroica (13223 posts) -
#22 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6516 posts) -

@charizard1605: Sucks as in omg get this thing away from me or sucks as in ive played better.

#23 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6825 posts) -

I thought Revelations was much better than 1, and 3 was better than Brotherhood. I haven't played 4 yet.

#24 Posted by Heil68 (43186 posts) -

Hopefully I like AC4.

#25 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8696 posts) -

I've played Assassin's Creed II to near 100% completion and have already sunk an unholy amount of time into AC4. So far I can say that the second was pretty good and that the fourth is just incredible.

P.S. What IS the deal with Assassin's Creed III? It looks pretty similar to the rest of the series. What exactly did the developers do so wrong that particular time? I've always been curious about this.

#26 Edited by TheEroica (13223 posts) -

@charizard1605: flagged for blasphemy... :P seriously you know I trust your opinion on AC, Tell me why... Because if the flow of missions resembles ac3 in the least i'm gonna be disappointed. Tell me they nailed it char

#27 Edited by freedomfreak (38686 posts) -
#28 Edited by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

Revelations is very underrated within the series, it's most definitely better than I and III and imo better than Brotherhood since it felt more like an expansion to II.

The setting and feel of the game was amazing, one of the best openings to a video game ever, story was great too since I fucking love Altair but I can see why a lot of people dislike it. For me it was a perfect ending to Ezio and Altairs story.

Anyway Can't wait to play Black Flag, waiting for the next gen version.

#29 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (2508 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 1 probably deserves to be a spot higher on the list. It started the series, and it had the best assassinations...which was the whole point of the series...originally.

#30 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

AssCreed1 was a shit show. One of the msot disappointing games I have ever played

#31 Posted by bobbetybob (19114 posts) -

I'd put 1 above 3, 1 was repetitive as hell but at least it wasn't horribly boring. I just tried playing 3 again and I'm still doing the fucking ridiculous 6 hour intro/tutorial, it's horrible.

#32 Posted by solidfish30 (676 posts) -

@solidfish30 said:

Revelations is the most underrated in the series. Brotherhood in my opinion being the worst, II is without a doubt the best, followed by Revelations and III. I haven't played Black Flag yet.

Hold the fucking phone. Brotherhood is awesome!

My main problem with Brotherhood is its extremely unpolished finale acts. Other than that I respect it for its content and replayability, plus the multiplayer was a great addition.

Overall I find AC1 to be the most polished and consistent, with its story being the highlight of the series' plot. I found AC2 to be the best in the series by including a memorable character and an excellent setting, but a rushed story only saved by the jaw-dropping ending. Brotherhood in my opinion tried to do too much, and ended up feeling extremely rushed. It did however include a ridiculous amount of content, but the city of Rome and its atmosphere just didn't click for me. Revelations to me was the emotional climax of the series, ending Ezio and Altair's story in an incredibly emotional ending that hasn't been duplicated in the series yet. AC3 was without a doubt the most ambitious, but it was also incredibly rushed. It had a chance of concluding the series with a great ending, but was ruined due to terrible presentation. The story of Connor however was great.

I'm glad that Black Flag seems to be doing well, I'm also curious to see if it can make up for some of the mistakes that AC3 made regarding the plot. But overall I feel that the annual release is killing this incredibly ambitious franchise, and ruining what little dignity it has left. I believe that the Assassin's Creed series should've been a truly memorable franchise that could have been held in high regard years from now, but the chances of that happening are very slim. It really is wasted potential.

#33 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

@charizard1605: Sucks as in omg get this thing away from me or sucks as in ive played better.

Sucks as in get this shit away from me

If 2 is the best, I don't feel bad about skipping the rest. Hey that rhymed. :o

You didn't like 2? :(

I've played Assassin's Creed II to near 100% completion and have already sunk an unholy amount of time into AC4. So far I can say that the second was pretty good and that the fourth is just incredible.

P.S. What IS the deal with Assassin's Creed III? It looks pretty similar to the rest of the series. What exactly did the developers do so wrong that particular time? I've always been curious about this.

I'm just going to copy/paste what I wrote in another thread where I outlined the flaws with Assassin's Creed III:

'Broken pacing, banal and repetitive mission design, ancillary activities that had no bearing on the main story, bugs and glitches all over the place, a bullshit story, just off the top of my head.'

@charizard1605: flagged for blasphemy... :P seriously you know I trust your opinion on AC, Tell me why... Because if the flow of missions resembles ac3 in the least i'm gonna be disappointed. Tell me they nailed it char

The game is so brisk, no more ten hour long tutorials, or broken pacing with monotonous mission design, no more side activities that have nothing to do with the main game itself, it's got incredible mission variety, a very fast pace, and an open world that is literally yours to do with as you will, with everything counting towards something, nothing being pointless. If you come online on Steam, I can tell you more about it :P

Revelations is very underrated within the series, it's most definitely better than I and III and imo better than Brotherhood since it felt more like an expansion to II.

The setting and feel of the game was amazing, one of the best openings to a video game ever, story was great too since I fucking love Altair but I can see why a lot of people dislike it. For me it was a perfect ending to Ezio and Altairs story.

Anyway Can't wait to play Black Flag, waiting for the next gen version.

I actually liked Revelations, not for the gameplay as much, which was just a retread of the previous two games, but because of how well it ended the story; Revelations actually ended the story much better than III managed to do.

@BPoole96 said:

AssCreed1 was a shit show. One of the msot disappointing games I have ever played

I liked it a lot :P

Did you ever play any of the subsequent games in the series?

#34 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (8694 posts) -

Do you get all your thread ideas from me?

#35 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

Do you get all your thread ideas from me?

No, from TheKazfather

#36 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8694 posts) -
#37 Edited by TheKazfather (200 posts) -
#38 Edited by PhazonBlazer (11483 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Damn it, all this propaganda chaz and phazon are doing about AC4 is making it absurdly hard to not buy it :P

I don't even own it kek

#39 Posted by solidfish30 (676 posts) -

Also another thing Revelations should be praised on is the Lost Archives DLC. That was truly one of the most beautiful experience I've ever had in a game. The atmosphere was so daunting, and the soundtrack... my goodness. It really was out of this world, I played it all through in one, and was just stuck in a trance. It was an incredibly surreal experience, with more character depth than any of the main titles have ever been able to create bar Ezio and his memorable ending.

#40 Posted by TheEroica (13223 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@freedomfreak: u didn'tlike farcry 3 O_o

I did not :p

I fart in your general direction sir... :P

naah... I could see the point that the story does go on a few hours and one whole island too long, but where I always give Ubi credit in the open world design, is they keep the game moving, sans AC3 (tears... just tears...) of course. I think they pace out the open world action game incredibly well.

What did you mean by "chore to play"

#41 Edited by RR360DD (11499 posts) -

For me its

  1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  2. Assassin's Creed II
  3. Assassin's Creed
  4. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  5. Assassin's Creed III

Haven't played black flag yet.

#42 Edited by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

For me its

  1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  2. Assassin's Creed II
  3. Assassin's Creed
  4. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  5. Assassin's Creed III

Haven't played black flag yet.

Get to it, Black Flag is awesome. Unless you are waiting on a next gen version.

#43 Posted by TheEroica (13223 posts) -

@charizard1605: Daauummm, that sounds so good. You pretty much described exactly what I love about AC2 and brotherhood... the long stretches of gameplay where every rooftop you climbed and every direction you went had purpose against the missions/tasks/personal gain. That flow of gameplay is what I desperately want back in Assassins Creed... sounds like you just described it to a T.

No Steam for me for another few days :( I don't even want to tell you the moronic, newb PC gamer thing I did to brick my gaming pc. It's bad...

#44 Edited by TheEroica (13223 posts) -

Also another thing Revelations should be praised on is the Lost Archives DLC. That was truly one of the most beautiful experience I've ever had in a game. The atmosphere was so daunting, and the soundtrack... my goodness. It really was out of this world, I played it all through in one, and was just stuck in a trance. It was an incredibly surreal experience, with more character depth than any of the main titles have ever been able to create bar Ezio and his memorable ending.

I'm literally buying that tonight... well told.

#45 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

@charizard1605: Daauummm, that sounds so good. You pretty much described exactly what I love about AC2 and brotherhood... the long stretches of gameplay where every rooftop you climbed and every direction you went had purpose against the missions/tasks/personal gain. That flow of gameplay is what I desperately want back in Assassins Creed... sounds like you just described it to a T.

No Steam for me for another few days :( I don't even want to tell you the moronic, newb PC gamer thing I did to brick my gaming pc. It's bad...

Yeah, AC4 is a complete return to form. It's incredible.

What did you do haha? :p

#46 Posted by handssss (1774 posts) -

I'd put Rev above I and III. An otherwise sound list.

same. revelations might not have been the best plot-wise, but it's certainly better than III. that game was subpar save for the homestead and navy missions. Revelations had satisfying conclusions to both Ezio and Altair's stories and the gameplay itself was sound.

#47 Posted by TheEroica (13223 posts) -
#48 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6005 posts) -

@charizard1605: I'd put it 2, BH, 1, 3, Rev. I kicked the AC habit, though, and I don't intend to play 4.

#49 Posted by SonofK (1066 posts) -

I just bought Black Flag, waiting till I finish all the Arkham content before I pop it in, but I'd say Brotherhood was my favorite so far.

#50 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (8694 posts) -