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The Assassin's Creed Franchise

Assassin’s Creed is a game where you enter a past civilisation and explore pseudo history of real events and locations from the past. You can climb the environment extensively, interact with different characters, collect items to unlock more the location and intervene in key historical moments. It’s become popular because of the detailed cities, and beautiful locations it creates for players to explore.

Along with the action and suspense of the running, jumping, climbing, fighting and assassination, the games are known for strong narrative and characters. This not only gives you a compelling reason to play, but fleshes out the sense of place and historical accuracy of the game.

Of note to families with younger children not old enough to play the game but keen to explore the settings, there is a Discovery Tour mode and stand alone version on PC for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Origins and that provides a violence-free setting. This enables players to explore the full map without the pressure of quests and combat. It also adds enhanced cinematic scenes to focus on the smaller details being discussed during a tour. There are also quizzes to see how much history players have taken in during their exploration.

Here are the full set of games in this series:

  • Assassin's Creed (2007) set in the Third Crusade on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed II (2009) set in 15th Century Florence on PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010) set in 16th Rome on PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations in (2011) set in 16th Century Constantinople on PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed III (2010) set in 18th Century Around the American Revolution on PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2011) set in 18th century New Orleans at the end of the French and Indian War. Originally a substantial side-game for Vita, but then released on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Switch.
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) set in 18th Century Caribbean and Golden Age of Piracy on PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue (2014) set between Black Flag and III, leading into Unity on PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) set in Paris During French Revolution on PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015) set in Victorian London on PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Assassin's Creed Origins (2017) set in Ancient Egypt on PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018) set in mythological Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta on PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Assassin's Valhalla (2020) set in a fictional story during the 873 AD Viking invasion of Britain on PC, PS4, Xbox One

There have been 7 games in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
The first game was released in 2011 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the most recent release was Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour in 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The most popular game in the franchise is Assassin's Creed Valhalla with 52 likes. The franchise as a whole has 133 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour is not available on Android, Mac, Switch or iOS. However, there are other games similar to Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

DetailsFranchise Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 7 to PEGI 18
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB MATURE 17+
Australian Ratings: PG to MA 15+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Play, Simulation and Stealth
Release dates: 2011 - 2021
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Developers: @Ubisoft, @UbisoftBlueByte and @UbisoftMTL
 

 

Games in the Assassin's Creed Franchise

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the twelfth game in the Assassins Creed Series, an open world action-adventure that takes place over several main story quests as well as many optional side missions.

Assassin's Creed Revelations

Release Date: 15/11/2011, updated in 2012

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the fourth adventure game in the Assassin's Creed series. It follows on from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Release Date: 05/10/2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an action role-playing game set in the years 431–422 BCE during a mythological history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. You play as a male or female mercenary fighting on both sides and attempting to...

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Release Date: 29/10/2013

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is an action-adventure game set in a fictional telling of real-world events around the 18th Century Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. You run, jump, climb, explore and fight as a notorious Welsh pirate Edward...

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release Date: 26/10/2017

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Assassin’s Creed Origins is an adventure set in Ancient Egypt near the end of the Ptolemaic period (49–44 BC). This game in the series goes back to the start of the centuries-long conflict between the Assassins (who fight for peace by promoting...

Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour

Release Date: 10/09/2018, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Discovery Tour is a special mode that uses the worlds created for the main Assassin’s Creed games to offer an educational exploration experience. It is available both as a free part of the original games and as a...

Assassin's Creed Identity

Release Date: 25/02/2016

Platforms: Android and iOS

Assassin's Creed Identity is an action-adventure video game that takes the city exploration, combat and narrative adventure to mobile devices. Set during the Italian Renaissance, you explore Rome, Firenze, and Monteriggioni as one of four different...

Games Like the Assassin's Creed Franchise

The following games address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to the Assassin's Creed franchise for younger age ratings.

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