Assassin’s Creed has become one of Ubisoft’s biggest and most recognizable franchises. The historical fiction series has let you explore and cut your way through tons of different eras, from the Roman Empire to the French Revolution and beyond. During that time it’s also repeatedly transformed and reinvented itself, going from very stealth-focused to more traditional action and even expansive open-world RPGs.
Within those various frameworks, some stand tall above the rest. Because of their especially gripping stories, nailing the feeling of being an adept assassin, or some combination of the two, some of the Assassin’s Creed games rise to the top. For the purposes of this ranked list, we’re only counting the main series games–that is, the numbered entries and major sequels. That means you won’t find the side-scrolling Chronicles games, or the myriad mobile spin-offs here. Still, the main Assassin’s Creed series includes more than a dozen games at this point, so there’s plenty to rank and compare. These are the best Assassin’s Creed games of all time.