In the original iteration of the Play That Game list Assassin’s Creed IV found itself in the Top 100. A few years and a lot of work later and it’s pretty much all change, which means Assassin’s Creed II is now the highest ranked of the franchise. To be fair, there’s a reason for this – Assassin’s Creed II is significantly better.
As of writing this there have been 10 instalments in the Assassin’s Creed franchise and, if you believe most of the reviews, it still ranks as the best version out there. Why? Well, the answer can be broken down into three – excellent setting, the best main character and it was the game that perfected the formula.
Full disclosure, if I was making my own ‘best of’ list I would include Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood over Assassin’s Creed II, but that’s only because of the ability to recruit other assassins to your cause. Brotherhood works because of the excellent foundations that it’s predecessor set down, so it’s fair to say that Assassin’s Creed II is the most worthy of this franchise to appear in the Top 100.
Still, I have a lot of affection for this game. I’ve played later entries without Ezio as the main character and, honestly, they felt the worse for it. I’m pretty much on my own when I say that I didn’t enjoy Assassin’s Creed IV , but that’s just opinions in the end.