Whats the best and worst Assassins creed game?

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#1 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10020 posts) -

Assassins creed is todays one of the most popular franchise but at the same time most stale and generic franchise too. now here in this thread we talk about best and worst game in series.

To me the best one is easily AC4 black flag. by miracle that it turn out great. game has great graphics, naval battle, edward is best protagonist in AC series, excellent soundtracks, good story etc. it was released during the time when AC series become stale and release after people dissapointed by AC3.

Worst is.. well all of them are equally bad. but syndicate takes the cake. syndicate is by far worst game in series. absolutely terrible. boring setting, plus story and characters, you cant fall down to the building, terrible combat. 2 protagonist who are absolutely suck especially they put a female protagonist to apeal feminist because unity was heavily criticize year before when they show a coop.

I found AC2 also pretty mediocre too but compare to other games in series not name black flag. its better than all.

so anyways what are the best and worst in your opinion? discuss

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#2 Posted by indzman (27735 posts) -

BEST AC IV BLACK FLAG

WORST AC UNITY

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#3 Posted by Epak_ (10679 posts) -

You like Ass Creed? Shitty taste confirmed.

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#4 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10020 posts) -

@Epak_ said:

You like Ass Creed? Shitty taste confirmed.

just black flag. rest are pretty bad.

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#5 Posted by Epak_ (10679 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@Epak_ said:

You like Ass Creed? Shitty taste confirmed.

just black flag. rest are pretty bad.

OK, personally I couldn't get into that either.

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#6 Posted by blamix (835 posts) -

Best - brotherhood and black flag

Worst - unity

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#7 Posted by Ballroompirate (26014 posts) -

Best- Black Flag (although Origins looks like it can be the best one)

Worst- AC3

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#8 Posted by lundy86_4 (53386 posts) -

Best - Black Flag

Worst - AC3 (overall) /AC1 (mechanics)

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#9 Posted by mariokart64fan (20783 posts) -

Best black flag

Worst ac unity

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#10 Posted by Ant_17 (12562 posts) -

Best - Blag Flag.

Worst - 3.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-5ac102a4472fe (7431 posts) -

Best Is Black Flag (mostly by virtue of hardly having any of the AC story or typical characters in it).

Worst would objectively be Unity, a broken mess of a boring as sin game.

But I will go with 3. While AC Unity were mechanically broken and gameplay and story wise "meh" I have an active dislike of AC 3. It is utterly flat and boring when it comes to characters and story. It is one of the few games where I have a distinct dislike for the main protagonist so big, that I kind of just want to jump over a ledge over and over.

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#12 Posted by Primorandomguy (3368 posts) -

From what I played;

Best: AC 2

Worst: AC: Revelations

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#13 Posted by knight-k (2600 posts) -

Best: AC Black flag AND an overlooked game in the franchise, AC Rogue (more black flag), AC Brotherhood and AC2 are also good.

Worst: The rest.

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#14 Posted by uninspiredcup (33717 posts) -

I enjoy Rogue because ice-bergs are cool (ho ho) and boats are sort of fun, before they get old.

All the land stuff is rubbish, per every single Assassins Creed.

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#15 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (9732 posts) -

The best is 2. Worst is Black Flag. I guess Rogue seems like it's probably worse than Black Flag, but I haven't played Rogue.

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#16 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29732 posts) -

The Best Assassin's Creed game is the 4th one - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

The Worst Ones are the rest of the series. Just play Black Flag.

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#17 Posted by lamprey263 (36146 posts) -

Assassin's Creed Black Flag was the best, for me anyways. One thing I liked most about this one over previous games was that the previous games had a connected story arc that felt too convoluted, and underwhelming after the events of Revelations and AC3, whereas Black Flag felt really good as a self contained stand alone title. It was also a breath of fresh air not to have another game with Desmond or Ezio. And unlike Unity and Syndicate, it still kept the fight between Assassins and Templars alive in both the past and present, giving you a seat as an Abstergo employee working with memory dives as a form of entertainment, and wasn't exclusive anymore to ancestors, meaning it really opened the universe up to exploring just about any past, with any protagonist of their choosing. Somehow both Unity and Syndicate don't even give you that background, you're put straight into the simulation, and no sense of a struggle taking place in both past and present.

On the gameplay side, Black Flag was a culmination of the best mechanics in the series, the controls were more responsive, the gameplay solid, a bit easy for some considering the range of abilities at your disposal, IMO the mistake in future games was difficulty was added by gimping the player, not by advancing enemy behavior or tactics. Also, the naval battles were one of the best part of AC3 IMO, Black Flag just took this to another level. Only downside of Black Flag though was it felt less vertical than other games as the cities are different, and the general setting feels a lot more open.

Previous games still had aspects I wish carried over, like being able to recruit assassins to aid you on your missions, like in Brotherhood. I also didn't mind the tower defense like missions in Revelations. I also felt AC2 did a good job being able to invest in the business establishments in the city, and fixing up you home. About the only games of the series I've yet to play were Rogue and Liberty, both which I heard good things about, would like to get to those someday.

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As for worse, well, generally I just don't like the direction they went with Unity and Syndicate. I get the feeling many devs were fumbling with the idea of how to advance games this generation with the idea they'd be more online integrated. I think they took a wrong direction in Unity with the creation of the Unity app for extra chests, and in general I thought they wanted to have a more online designed game but didn't know how to go about it. We saw they gimped players in many ways what feels like how you'd level up an online character, where they were missing many of the skills that were pretty right out the gate with later AC games prior to Unity. It seems they also at same time wanted to address difficulty, so they kept certain skills out like corner luring. The combat just felt unresponsive and more of a button masher. And the guns were definitely nerfed, no doubt. This just made it needlessly difficult, frustrating, and it was all made worse by the longer load times. The load times themselves I felt wouldn't have been so bad without all the needless dying, the payoff was a more beautiful world full streets packed with NPCs, would have worked rather well if they didn't make all the other aspets of the gameplay worse. With Syndicate, it's pretty obvious it was supposed to be a co-op game that was abandoned during development. Somehow critics treated it as a return to form, it still had most the terrible mechanic changes that Unity brought. I was always of the opinion the online wasn't that good for previous games, and that it detracted from resources to the main campaign, and though they abandoned the MP, I certainly didn't feel like they put their resources back into the main game.

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Anyhow, I generally like the series besides the most recent missteps, I look forward to seeing them try to bring the series back to greatness.

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#18 Posted by themajormayor (25729 posts) -

Stopped playing after brotherhood cause it was so bad

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#19 Posted by pug987 (458 posts) -

The best AC game is AC2. It was a huge leap forward in the series in story, protagonist and mechanics. You say Edward is the best protagonist in the series but I think Ezio has him beat hands down. The game was tight, the pacing was good, the story was interesting and it set the bases for what would be Assassin's Creed as much as the first game did. AC4 is probably second best and I liked it a lot but AC2 is still top for me.

The worst AC game is AC1. It's understandable. It was their first try. They tried a lot of new things and the setting was novel and unique. However the gameplay is too formulaic and repetitive. Altair was not a very interesting character to play as either.

The most overrated AC game is Brotherhood. Overrated does not mean bad but I see a lot of people consider Brotherhood the best in the series. However for me it started a lot of the bad trends that haunt the games even today. It introduced a lot of busywork for the player while the story seemed half-baked and rushed. Moreover it was a step back from 2 in variety and vision. I also didn't like the way they changed some of the characters from 2.

The most underrated AC game is Unity. Unity deserves a lot of the bad press it has gotten. It's buggy, it runs bad even on strong PCs (don't even ask about consoles), the story isn't particularly original or exciting and it is full of what I criticized Brotherhood for, what I call busywork. Running around the map to arbitrary marks and do meaningless side content just for completion sake. What is now consider the Ubisoft way. However, hidden beneath all that is a very impressive vision of a game. The graphics are amazing if you've got a good enough rig to run the game and the streets of Paris are full of people. No other game has ever done crowds so well. Paris is extremely well designed and varied, much more than most cities in AC games. In fact from a visual standpoint I'll dare to name Paris of AC Unity the most impressive city created in a video game period. Other small things are the big changes in gameplay that comes once every couple of titles (AC1, AC2, AC3, Unity and now Origins). I'm also a sucker for redheads and consider the hot air balloon mission one of the best in the series.

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#20 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18997 posts) -

Not sure about the worst, but Black Flag is easily the best

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#21 Posted by Litchie (24046 posts) -

I enjoyed the first one the most. Played the second and quite liked it as well, but was a little tired of AC by then. Lost interest quickly in the third. Played very little before being bored of Black Flag. Ignored the series ever since.

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#22 Edited by Chrome- (1743 posts) -

Just like everyone above me has stated! Black Flag is the best, and it's not even close.

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#23 Posted by doubalfa (7108 posts) -

assassin's creed II ->assassin's creed Black Flag -> assassin's creed Syndicate -> assassin's creed Rogue -> assassin's creed Revelations -> assassin's creed unity ->assassin's creed brotherhood ->assassin's creed ->assassin's creed III

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#24 Posted by Juub1990 (8640 posts) -

Best: Black Flag

Worst: All of them.

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#25 Posted by deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03 (6005 posts) -

IMO the first is the worst, second is the best. But then, I never played past the second one. So yeah.

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#26 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5731 posts) -

Best one I've played so far is probably Syndicate. Think I enjoyed that one a little more than II. The first game sucks. I still have a lot of Assassin's Creed games to work through.

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#27 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10020 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

Best one I've played so far is probably Syndicate. Think I enjoyed that one a little more than II. The first game sucks. I still have a lot of Assassin's Creed games to work through.

but syndicate is also easiest game in series. assuming every AC is very easy and casual. except AC4 naval battle has some challenge.

but syndicate take the cake. its almost like i was playing prince of persia 2008.

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#28 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5731 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@princessgomez92 said:

Best one I've played so far is probably Syndicate. Think I enjoyed that one a little more than II. The first game sucks. I still have a lot of Assassin's Creed games to work through.

but syndicate is also easiest game in series. assuming every AC is very easy and casual. except AC4 naval battle has some challenge.

but syndicate take the cake. its almost like i was playing prince of persia 2008.

That sounds like a good thing to me, because Prince of Persia '08 is awesome.

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#29 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10020 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

That sounds like a good thing to me, because Prince of Persia '08 is awesome.

but thats the worst game i have ever played along with tomb raider. you can never die and no combat in game.

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#30 Posted by speedfog (4965 posts) -

Best

AC 3 (followed by bortherhood)

Worst, Black flag, I hate the battles on sea

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#31 Posted by TheEroica (18417 posts) -

Brotherhood and AC2 are the best. AC was a better single player game, but Brotherhood had Rome in full glory, along with that awesome MP cat and mouse bit.

The worst was AC3, because they didn't make the lore come to life and the open world wilderness was vapid and had nothing to do.

Syndicate and rogue I never played because I have scruples to let a dead horse die, unlike @jg4xchamp:

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#32 Posted by foxhound_fox (97973 posts) -

Best: Assassin's Creed (because you actually are an assassin for the entire length of the game)

Worst: Assassin's Creed III (because ugh...)

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#33 Posted by Monkey_Seeker (53 posts) -

For me the best is still Assassin's Creed II - apart from Brotherhood no other Assassin's Creed game has ever come close to matching it in terms of story, setting and general feel and atmosphere of the game. Plus it had the best soundtrack of the entire series.

The worst is Unity (closely followed by AC III).

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#34 Edited by AsadMahdi59 (7116 posts) -

Best AC2 - massive leap forward from the 1st one, and i much prefer having multiple smaller cities over a single large one

worst ........ Revelations or 3 I guess. Revelations did nothing for me, wasn't bad just felt completely unnecessary.

I enjoyed 3 alot on my 1st play through but the 2nd time it was a struggle to finish it - I can see the reason for the hate now.

Haven't played anything past black flag, but I plan to give Unity, Syndicate and Origins a shot.

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#35 Edited by DrRollinstein (1158 posts) -

Brotherhood is the best hands down. Worst is either 1 or 3. Haven't played 3 but it definitely has the worst reputation.

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#36 Posted by DocSanchez (5315 posts) -

Best: ACIV, Also liked Rogue for a similar reason.

Worst: AC III. The only one I didn't finish. The Egyptian setting is the most interesting to me so far.

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#37 Posted by poe13 (728 posts) -

Hard to pick between 2 and Black Flag. 2 was a much more improved AC after 1 and felt like the story was the best and no game had ever (as I recall) been set in the Renaissance so that was being hyped and it really did deliver. However, Black Flag (while having a weak story and characters) had the naval battles and sailing around as a pirate (which is also not a very common setting for video games). Its so much fun to destroy ships and use parts to repair the Jackdaw and then do it again on another ship. It didn't really feel like you were assassinating people so much as fucking around as a pirate though, which isn't bad just that it could've been its own thing.

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#38 Posted by CTR360 (8709 posts) -

Best AC2 Worst AC unity for me

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#39 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10365 posts) -

I enjoyed the AC2 trilogy, Black Flag, Rougue and Liberty. I hated 1, 3 and Unity.

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#40 Edited by Dark_sageX (3421 posts) -

All the games I have played and liked from best to worst:

1. Assassins Creed IV Black Flag

2. Assassins Creed Brotherhood

3. Assassins Creed II

4. Assassins Creed Syndicate

5. Assassins Creed Chronicles - China/India/Russian

6. Assassins Creed Revelations

7. Assassins Creed Rogue

8. Assassins Creed III

9. Assassins Creed Unity

10. Assassins Creed

11. Assassins Creed Freedom Cry

12. Assassins Creed Liberation

13. Assassins Creed Bloodlines

Bloodlines was truly the only game I despised but otherwise I generally like all Assassin's Creed games and I'd reply them all if I ever wanted to do another marathon, I'm soooo looking forward to Assassin's Creed Origins (hate the title, they should have stuck with the project name "Assassin's Creed Empire", but yeah I suppose they can still use that if they ever want to explore Feudal Japan).

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#41 Posted by commander (15378 posts) -

the first one is the best and the worst, the rest is all worse.

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#42 Posted by ProtossRushX (5451 posts) -

cant stand this series did anyone play unity how is this series even good? It's slow and the combat is stiff I dunno if its just unity or the series is just trash

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#43 Posted by GarGx1 (10928 posts) -

For me

Best

AC II (including Brotherhood and Revelations which are really just expansions)

Worst

Assassin's Creed

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#44 Posted by YammiReckorrdSan (615 posts) -

From those I played.

Best: AC4. Worst: AC1

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#45 Edited by SerOlmy (2369 posts) -

Best - Brotherhood, both the singleplayer and multiplayer portions were stellar IMO.

Worst - AC3, Connor is annoying, uncharismatic, and boring and the revolutionary war setting was boring as s*** (I'm from the States btw). Plus a lot of the level design felt really phoned in IMO.

@DocSanchez said:

Best: ACIV, Also liked Rogue for a similar reason.

Rogue was way better than AC3, they should have (and really could have because all the parts with Haytham never referenced it at all) just skipped Connor completely or relegated him to a supporting character.

Edit: Personally I'd put Rogue as better than everything except the Ezio series and Black Flag. I might even say I like it better then Black Flag because the story was more interesting and the sailing was pretty much the same.

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#46 Posted by Krzystof (37 posts) -

@Epak_: I love Assassins Creed. You have a shitty taste confirmed! Disliking this AMAZING series. Yeah, you need to seek a doctor. Have a real shitty taste.

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#47 Edited by pelvist (7406 posts) -

I havent played any since Black flag but I liked Black Flag more than the rest. The first one was the worst IMO.

4>2>3>1

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#48 Posted by TheEroica (18417 posts) -

Best was Brotherhood and AC2, followed closely by black flag...

Worst... AC3 and Unity. AC3 was dreadfully boring throughout with an empty open world and no incentive to explore... Unity was a coat hanger abortion.

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#49 Edited by Ghosts4ever (10020 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Best was Brotherhood and AC2, followed closely by black flag...

Worst... AC3 and Unity. AC3 was dreadfully boring throughout with an empty open world and no incentive to explore... Unity was a coat hanger abortion.

someones necro my 6 month old thread. and just to reply someone lol.

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#50 Posted by freedomfreak (51206 posts) -

Black Flag is the best, probably. But Origins was also sweet. Whatever.

Worst one is Unity or AC3.