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Nearly 60% Of People Agree That This Is The Best Assassin's Creed Game

Ever since the original snuck its way onto consoles in 2007, the "Assassin's Creed" franchise has been reliably delivering action-packed historical exploration games at a steady clip. Between the many spin-offs, mobile games, and significant DLC packages, there's plenty of "Assassin's Creed" to keep fans busy for quite some time.


All "Assassin's Creed" games share some common elements, from the overarching story of the Animus and the Assassin's war with the Templar to the exploration and combat gameplay loops. However, because the games have steadily evolved their mechanics and switched between different periods and geographic regions, games from various points in the series can both feel entirely dissimilar.

The variety from title to title has led fans to form strong opinions about which game in the series executes the "Assassin's Creed" vision the best. To find out which title has held up the best, SVG asked over 2,900 gamers worldwide which "Assassin's Creed" game was the best. The poll yielded a clear winner. Here is the Assassin's Creed game that nearly 60% of fans feel is the best.


The majority of gamers agree that Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is the best in the series

The clear favorite amongst "Assassin's Creed" fans is 2013's "Assassin's Creed: Black Flag," which 59% of respondents chose as their favorite. "Black Flag" took the series' open-world mechanics that had evolved ever since "Assassin's Creed 2" and prioritized a few new elements: naval combat and exploration.


In "Assassin's Creed: Black Flag," gamers sailed through the Caribbean during the 1700s as Edward Kenway, raiding enemy ships and terrorizing the Spanish fleet. In many ways, the game was as much a pirate adventure as it was a proper "Assassin's Creed" title, but it was ultimately made better for that fact, as its enduring popularity can attest to.

In second place, with 12% of the vote, is 2010's "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood." The third entry in the franchise may not have quite the same appeal as "Assassin's Creed: Black Flag," fans seem to still appreciate the ways in which it built upon the preceding titles and forwarded the series' wild overarching storyline.

Gamers have plenty of strong opinions about other Assassin's Creed titles

While no other game comes close to "Assassin's Creed: Black Flag," many others have their passionate fans. The third-place finisher in SVG's poll was "Assassin's Creed 3," which took 11% of the vote. "Assassin's Creed 3," which was actually the fifth game in the primary series, told a story that stretched across many of the events of the American Revolution. In last place was "Assassin's Creed: Unity," which explored the French Revolution. While "Assassin's Creed: Unity" ended up being a solid entry, and the favorite "Assassin's Creed" of 5% of gamers, Ubisoft's buggy launch of the game tarnished its legacy.


However, plenty of fans took the time to write in their favorite "Assassin's Creed" title. "Assassin's Creed 2," the direct sequel to the original that established the open-world exploration the game would be associated with late, received the most write-in votes. After that was "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate," the last title in the series before the more modern "Assassin's Creed" games.

The three newest "Assassin's Creed" games, "Assassin's Creed: Origins," "Assassins' Creed: Odyssey," and "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla," are in a dead tie for write-in votes, speaking to the consistent quality of the most recent games in the series.