Where to start with Assassin's Creed series?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by hippy dave, May 25, 2018.

  1. hippy dave
    OP

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    11
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I haven't played any of these games, but I'm curious to give them a try. I know Origins is the newest and possibly bestest, and I think in terms of timeline it's set before the others, but that doesn't necessarily mean I should start there. I probably won't get to playing every single game because there's a lot of them, but should I try and do some in the right order to get into the story shit?
    I'd be playing on PS4, which doesn't have every one of the games, including not the first one, but it's got quite a few by the looks of it. I'm not sure if my laptop would be able to run the oldest ones, it's got an Intel HD 3000.

    Anyway what do you think? Cheers.
     
    Titanica likes this.
  2. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Tom BombaDadlo

    pip Contributor
    20
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    You could probably just start where ever, to be perfectly honest, because while some of the games are "connected" and are sequels to previous games, they're designed in such a way that if you're new to the series you can just start with whatever and not miss out on too much.

    But if you're intent on understanding all the references, I would probably just start with 2 and go from there, because the first game plays very little like 2+ and isn't all that good (IMO). You could grab the Ezio collection to play it on your PS4 (your PC ain't gonna play em, sorry :P) and then grab the newer ones as you go.

    AC: Black Flag is another place you can start, and is (once again, IMO) the absolute best entry in the series.
     
    hippy dave likes this.
  3. hippy dave
    OP

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    11
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Thanks mate, good suggestions. You're the second person to say that Black Flag is the best. I torrented it yesterday for future use...
     
  4. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Senior Editor
    27
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Start from 2, it's the best one imo, and it still is a very solid game. Starting from later entries and going back to it might be awkward, though, so it's best to kinda follow in a chronological order.

    1 is basically a test demo, with great environments, but terrible combat. 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations are all a mini trilogy, and are usually considered the peak of the series. From there, 3, 4, and Rogue are another connected trilogy, but I'd say out of those, you're best off skipping 3. Unity, Syndicate, and Origins are all slightly tied together, but not really, and you can kinda play those in any order.

    If you wanna just play the best of the best, then do 2, Brotherhood, 4, Rogue.
     
    hippy dave likes this.
  5. hippy dave
    OP

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    11
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Thanks.
     
  6. HaloEliteLegend

    HaloEliteLegend Luminary of Illustrious Colors

    Member
    11
    GBAtemp Patron
    HaloEliteLegend is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 17, 2015
    United States
    Seattle, WA
    Enjoy yourself! And be careful not to get too burnt out with all the cookie-cutter content! That is, don't bother with most of the map icons, they're there to pad game hours. The main story is typically very enjoyable by itself. Exception: Black Flag. I loved the naval gameplay in that game, and the side stuff was just an excuse to do more of it
     
    hippy dave likes this.
  7. hippy dave
    OP

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    11
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Ok thanks for the tip!
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice